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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter - August 2021


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Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of grant and funding programs that are available for the Northern Inland Region for community based projects and social enterprises.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs. These newsletters are a free service that we provide, and can you can add the Business and Infrastructure Grants newsletter to your subscriptions by filling your details into on the left hand side of our website: www.rdani.org.au

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below and if you are looking for a grant between newsletters, have a look at the grants area of our website which is updated weekly: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/grants-and-funding-opportunities.php

If you need some facts and figures for your applications, a range of data for our region is also available on our website here: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/regional-data.php

Please note the below information is intended as a guide only. Closing dates and other details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Featured Grants

Community Initiated Grants
Closes: 30th of October 2023 - 11:30 pm
Value: Unspecified
Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency

Under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, the National Indigenous Australians Agency considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Proposals should be developed with the target community or group who will be impacted by the activity.

This funding approach can be used to present a proposal to the Agency where a need has been identified in the community and there are no other current funding avenues available. You must discuss your proposal with the Agency. The Agency may then invite you to submit an application.

Applicants can apply for funding for activities for up to 12 months or over multiple years. There is no maximum grant amount available to applicants. The Agency will consider value with relevant money and availability of funds to meet priorities in offering a grant amount.

 

ARTC Sponsorships and Donations
Current Round Closes: 31st of October 2021
Value: $1,000 to $4,000
Run By: Australian Rail Track Corporation

This program provides funding to the communities that are home to Inland Rail to support short-term or one-off initiatives such as:

  • sponsoring local festivals and celebrations
  • upgrading sporting facilities
  • purchasing new laptops for students
  • supporting health and wellbeing groups
  • mentoring programs
  • hosting guest speakers

Award Programs

IMAGinE Awards 2021
Closes: 26th of August 2021 - 5:00 pm
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Highlights the resilience, innovation and creativity of museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres and recognise the people who work in them.

Workplace Giving Excellence Awards
Closes: 30th of August 2021
Run By: One Million Donors
Recognises the most outstanding workplace giving programs and performers in Australia.

Landcare Awards
Closes: 31st of August 2021
Run By: Landcare
Recognises individuals and community groups for their contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape.

UNE Alumni Awards - 2021
Closes: 31st of August 2021
Run By: UNE
Recognises the diverse achievements of UNE graduates in their lives, careers and communities.

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 2022
Closes: 1st of October 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $22,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Recognises young innovators, scientists, researchers, extension officers, industry advisers and others actively engaged in the agriculture sector.

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award - 2022
Closes: 8th of October 2021
Run By: AgriFutures
Celebrates the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities.

Closing in August

Before and After School Care Fund - Establishment Grant
Next Round Closes: 27th of August 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $40,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Funding to support the establishment of new before and after school care services.

Sporting Schools
Next Round Closes: 27th of August 2021 - 8:00 pm
Value: Up to $3,600 per term
Run By: Sport Australia
Helps to provide a range of sporting programs that will increase children’s interest and participation in sport.

2022 NSW Seniors Festival Grants
Closes: 30th of August 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Government Family and Community Services
Funding for community programs and activities during the NSW Seniors Festival.

Closing in September

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program
Closes: 2nd of September 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $20,000 to $10 Million
Run By: National Recovery and Resilience Agency
Supports projects in bushfire affected communities that address community recovery needs within their own timeframes.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program
Closes: 3rd of September 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Nutrien Ag Solutions
Aims to contribute to the success, vibrancy and wellbeing of rural and regional communities nationwide.

Schools Plus - Smart Giving
Closes: 3rd of September 2021
Value: Up to $60,000
Run By: Schools Plus
Support for schools to design and deliver projects that explore innovative, creative and progressive approaches in education.

Youth Opportunities
Closes: 6th of September 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: NSW Government Communities and Justice
Provides grants to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants
Closes: 14th of September 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Mary Mackillop Today
Aims to create generational change by teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in marginalised communities.

Before and After School Care Fund - Transport Grant
Next Round Closes: 24th of September 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $85,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Funds transport solutions to increase access to Before and After School Care services

Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 30th of September 2021
Value: $500 to $750
Run By: Sport Australia
Provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
Runs: Twice a year
Closes: 30th of September 2021
Value: Up to $15,000
Run By: Sisters of Charity Foundation
Supports organisations that use clever ways to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression, but struggle to find funding.

The Mazda Foundation
Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2021
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Mazda Foundation
Projects by community based organisations to support children with physical and/or mental disabilities and elderly people suggering mental disabilities or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such children and their carers.

Closing in October

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program: Large Grants
Closes: 6th of October 2021 - 9:00 pm
Value: $100,000 to $2 Million
Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Supports projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst also supporting economic development and jobs.

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program: Small Grants
Closes: 6th of October 2021 - 9:00 pm
Value: $5,000 to $100,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Supports projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst also supporting economic development and jobs.

ARTC Sponsorships and donations
Current Round Closes: 31st of October 2021
Value: $1,000 to $4,000
Run By: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Supports short-term or one-off initiatives for the communities that are home to Inland Rail.

Closing Later and Ongoing

The Harcourts Foundation
Current Round Closes: 3rd of November 2021
Value: Unspecified
Run By: The Harcourts Foundation
Provides grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Grants to End Homelessness
EOIs Close: 8th of November 2021
Value: $5,000 to $50,000
Run By: Mercy Foundation
Support for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that contribute to ending homelessness by supporting housing solutions.

Westpac Youth Impact Challenge
Closes: 19th of November 2021 - 1:00 pm
Aims to help students identify a UN Sustainability Development Goal and problem in their local communities.

Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital
Current Round Closes: 23rd of November 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Provides small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity.

Active Kids Vouchers - 2021
Closes: 31st of December 2021
Value: Up to $100
Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport
Helps NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Creative Kids Vouchers - 2021
Closes: 31st of December 2021
Value: Up to $100
Run By: Service NSW
This voucher for school kids can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts.

The Honda Foundation
Closes: 4th of February 2022
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: The Honda Foundation
The Honda Foundation acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues.

Community Initiated Grants
Closes: 30th of October 2023 - 11:30 pm
Value: Unspecified
Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency
Provides and avenue to present a proposal to the Agency where a need has been identified in the community and there are no other current funding avenues available.

Australian Communities Foundation
Closes: Various dates
Value: Dependant on grant
Run By: Australian Communities Foundation
Supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made domestically and internationally through Australian registered charitable organisations for specific projects, or for purposes that support the ongoing activities of those organisations.

CAGES Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: CAGES Foundation
The program provides funding with the intention of empowering community and creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.

ClubGRANTS
Closes: Various
Value: Dependant on grant applied for
Run By: Club Grants
Clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area.

Community Broadcasting Foundation - Quick Response Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Community Broadcasting Foundation
These grants will help community broadcasters access funding for eligible projects when their regular grant rounds are closed.

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant
Closes: Unspecified
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Australian Government Department of Education
Supports continuity of child care, in particular in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, where service viability is affected by an unforeseen event or circumstance outside the control of the service.

Dreamstarter - Scholarships
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: ING
ING are looking to provide education scholarships for change makers working on an early-stage business that will create positive social impact through trade of a product or service.

Google Ad Grants
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000 per month
Run By: Google
Empowers nonprofit organisations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google search result pages.

IGA Community Chest
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: IGA
Every day across the country IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.

Matana Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: No specified minimum or maximum, most grants are between $1,000 and $10,000
Run By: Matana Foundation
Focuses on improving the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, or whose concerns and issues are not readily funded from other sources.

National Cultural Heritage Account
Closes: Applications are ongoing on a case-by-case basis
Value: Up to $500,000 is available each year
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.

Quick Response Grants
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $1,500
Run By: Regional Arts NSW
Offers funding for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Thriving People and Places
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $20,000 and over for NSW applicants
Run By: Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Supports people and places experiencing disadvantage, enabling them to reach their educational, social and economic potential and build thriving communities by making grants to charities.

State Heritage Emergency Works
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $1,000 to $10,000
Run By: Heritage NSW
Supports the protection or repairs to gazetted Aboriginal Places, items listed on the State Heritage Register, or items with a current Interim Heritage Order that have been damaged by unexpected events.

Small Environmental Grant Scheme
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Wettenhall Environment Trust
Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $1,000 to $6,000
Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Aims to enhance recreational freshwater fishing opportunities, to support local communities in the stocking high value native fish species, to assist in the development of regional aquaculture industries and to increase community and industry involvement in, and awareness of responsible stocking.

Judith Neilson Institute Grants for Journalism
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Judith Neilson Institute
Provides journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism and helps them cover wide-ranging topics and under-reported issues and enable them to test approaches to reach new audiences.

Disaster Relief Loans - Not for Profit Organisations
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $25,000
Run By: Rural Assistance Authority
Low interest loans assist voluntary non-profit organisations directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Disaster Relief Loans - Sporting and Recreation Clubs
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Rural Assistance Authority
Assistance for sporting and recreation clubs directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Before and After School Care Fund - Viability Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $30,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Financial relief to existing services that are experiencing financial stress and are at risk of closing in the short-term.

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