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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter - August 2022


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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 the subscription form in the footer 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

Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program - Round 3
Closes: 19th of September 2022
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: NSW Department of Communities and Justice

This grant program is an initiative to address social isolation for older people. It funds projects that support seniors to connect with others and address the challenges that contribute to social isolation.

Round three of the Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors grant program has three funding categories:

  1. Creation grants are for new innovative projects, with $20,000 to five innovative projects.
  2. Enhancement and/or expansion grants target known projects that work, with $30,000 each for 10 different organisations.
  3. Local council grants are available to local councils, with $50,000 to four different councils.

 

National Shed Development Program - Round 24
Closes: 27th of September 2022
Value: Up to $8,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

The NSDP is open to all Men’s Sheds in Australia and is a competitive grants programme. It supports Men’s Sheds and organisations supporting a Men’s Shed to better respond to the local needs of their community.

Men’s Sheds can apply for financial support across the following funding categories:

  • Health, Wellbeing and Events - $8,000maximum
  • Shed Improvements - $8,000 maximum
  • Equipment - $5,000 maximum
  • Mental Health, Wellbeing and Events - $8,000 maximum
  • Defibrillators - $2,250 maximum

 

Real Schools Grants - 2022
Closes: 30th of September 2022
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Real Insurance

This program seeks to fund initiatives that reflect a real desire to improve the quality of school resources and communities.

Submissions must align to one or more of the Real Insurance company values:

  • Health - clearly provide intent and evidence of planned work(s) that would promote the health of the intended beneficiaries. Where past works have been concluded, please include as evidence in your submission.
  • Learning & Development - clearly outline the plan of learning or research outcome that would lead to an improved outcome and development.
  • Information & Technology - provide a justified summary of a current lack of access to information and/or technology (including online/remote learning tools) that would prove highly useful for intended beneficiaries.
  • Community & Infrastructure - clearly provide intent and evidence of planned work(s) that would promote a positive or improved outcome for the intended beneficiaries. Where past works have been concluded, please include as evidence in your submission.

Award Programs

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 2023
Closes: 23rd of September 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $22,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Recognises young innovators, scientists, researchers, extension officers, industry advisers and others actively engaged in the agriculture sector who have an original project .

Agrifutures Rural Women's Award - 2023
Opens: 7th of September 2022
Closes: 19th of October 2022
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

Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital
Current Round Closes: 30th of August 2022 - 5:00 pm
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.

Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery
Current Round Closes: 30th of August 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $25,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Supports the recovery and future preparedness of communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.

Strengthening Rural Communities – Rebuilding Rural Communities - Small Grants
Current Round Closes: 30th of August 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Supports a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that assist communities to recover from and adapt to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. 

James Frizelle Charitable Foundation Grants - Round 2
Closes: 31st of August 2022
Value: Unspecified
Run By: James Frizelle Charitable Foundation
A range of grants that supports project to help those who have fallen on hard times and can no longer speak for themselves.

LendLease FutureSteps - 2022
Closes: 31st of August 2022
Value: $20,000 to $100,000
Run By: LendLease
Support to help address homelessness and rising levels of housing stress in Australia.

Closing in September

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups
Closes: 6th of September 2022 - 3:00 pm
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: Australia Council for the Arts
Supports a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.

Schools Plus - Smart Giving - 2022
Closes: 9th of September 2022
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.

Museum and Keeping Place Project Development Grants
Closes: 11th of September 2022
Value: $2,500 to $7,500
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Funding for community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes.

Small Grants for Community Museums
Round 2 Closes: 11th of September 2022
Value: Up to $2,000
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Support to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums.

Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program - Round 3
Closes: 19th of September 2022
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Supporting local communities to establish ongoing connections between older people to promote inclusion and combat isolation and loneliness.

Vetrans Health Week 2022
Closes: 19th of September 2022
Value: Up to $720
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
Financial support to run an event as part of Veterans Health Week focusing on eating well.

Community Road Safety Grants
Closes: 20th of September 2022 - 4:00 pm
Value: Up to $30,000
Run By: Transport for NSW
Supports community groups for projects that increase road safety awareness.

Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants - 2022
Closes: 23rd of September 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Mary Mackillop Today
Supports small but life-changing initiatives that provide opportunities for life-long learning in Australian communities.

National Shed Development Program - Round 24
Closes: 27th of September 2022
Value: Up to $8,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
Supports Men’s Sheds and organisations supporting a Men’s Shed to better respond to the local needs of their community.

Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 30th of September 2022
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.

The Mazda Foundation
Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2022
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.

Event Saver
Closes: 30th of September 2022
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Create NSW
Financial support to organisers of major events in 2022 to provide confidence to continue to plan and stage events.

Local Para Champions
Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2022
Value: $750 to $1,100
Run By: Sport Australia
Assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships for athletes with a disability.

Make The Difference Grants Program - 2022
Closes: 30th of September 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Future2
Supports grassroots programs supporting young Australians aged between 12 – 25 years old who are experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Real Schools Grants - 2022
Closes: 30th of September 2022
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Real Insurance
Funds initiatives that reflect a real desire to improve the quality of school resources and communities.

Closing in October

Regional Events Acceleration Fund - Major Event Accessibility and Inclusion Stream
Closes: 4th of October 2022
Value: $15,000 to $100,000
Run By: Service NSW
Funding to support improvements to infrastructure that will ensure major events are accessible and inclusive to people with disability.

Regional Events Acceleration Fund - Major Event Attraction Stream
Closes: 4th of October 2022
Value: $100,000 to no maximum cap
Run By: Service NSW
Supports the attraction and delivery of new major international and domestic events, particuarly those that will become iconic to regional NSW.

Regional Events Acceleration Fund - Major Event Enhancement Stream
Closes: 4th of October 2022
Value: $50,000 to $200,000
Run By: Service NSW
Supports iconic regional events by funding the operational improvements and infrastructure needed to boost attendance and improve visitor experience.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program - 2022
Closes: 11th of October 2022 - 9:00 pm
Value: Up to $150,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
Funding to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Holiday Break Program - Summer 2022-23
Opens: 26th of September 2022
Closes: 21st of October 2022
Value: Up to $7,000
Run By: Office for Regional Youth
Funds new or enhanced social or recreational activities, events, services or programs for young people (12-24) in the summer holidays.

Leg Up Grants for Community Museums
Closes: 30th of October 2022 or until expended
Value: Up to $500
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums.

Skills Development Grants for Community Museums
Closes: 30th of October 2022
Value: Up to $4,000
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.

ARTC Sponsorships and Donations - 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
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.

Clubgrants - Infrastructure Grants - Arts and Culture Stream
Next Round Opens: 10th of October 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
Value: $50,000 to $200,000
Run By: NSW Office of Responsible Gambling
Support arts and culture infrastructure such as museums, art galleries or cultural centres.

Clubgrants - Infrastructure Grants - Community Infrastructure
Next Round Opens: 10th of October 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
Value: $10,000 to $200,000
Run By: NSW Office of Responsible Gambling
Support community infrastructure such as a multipurpose community hub or a service for an eligible community group.

Clubgrants - Infrastructure Grants - Disaster Readiness
Next Round Opens: 10th of October 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
Value: $10,000 to $200,000
Supports disaster readiness infrastructure such as evacuation centres, capital equipment or a multipurpose community facility.

Clubgrants - Infrastructure Grants - Sport and Recreation Stream
Next Round Opens: 10th of October 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
Value: $50,000 to $300,000
Run By: NSW Office of Responsible Gambling
Supports sport and recreation infrastructure such as sports centres, playgrounds and swimming pools.

Expression Deaf Grants
Current Round Closes: 31st of October 2022
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Expression Australia
Supports ideas, businesses, organisations and projects that improve inclusion and participation opportunities for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

Closing Later and Ongoing

The Harcourts Foundation
Current Round Closes: 3rd of November 2022
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.

Pride Foundation Australia - Small Grants
Current Round Closes: 14th of November 2022
Value: Up to $750
Run By: Pride Foundation Australia
Supports projects that assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Community Futures Grant - 2022
Opens: 6th of September 2022
Closes: 30th of November 2022
Value: Up to $25,000
Run By: Royal Agricultural Society Foundation
Funds ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for communities.

Active Kids Vouchers - 2022
Closes: 31st of December 2022
Value: Up to $200
Run By: NSW Government
Vouchers for assist school aged children to participate in sport and physical activities.

Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative - Large Grants
Closes: 31st of December 2022 or until expended
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: NSW Department of Regional NSW
Funding to support the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW to recover from and build resilience to future adversity.

Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative - Large grants for storm and flood impacted regions
Closes: 31st of December 2022 or until expended
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: NSW Department of Regional NSW
Supports programs, events and resources to help children and youth living in storm and flood impacted regions to recover, build resilience, improve wellbeing and strengthen community connections.

Creative Kids Voucher - 2022
Closes: 31st of December 2022
Value: Up to $100
Run By: NSW Government
A voucher to assist school aged children to participate in creative activities.

Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
Runs: Twice a year
Next Round Opens: 1st of December 2022
Next Round Closes: 5th of February 2023
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.

Arts and Cultural Funding Program - Organisation Funding - Annual Program Funding 2022-23
Opens: 5th of December 2022
Closes: 6th of February 2023
Value: Up to $200,000
Run By: Create NSW
Funding on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities.

Arts and Cultural Funding Program - Organisation Funding - Project Funding 2022-23
Opens: 5th of December 2022
Closes: 6th of February 2023
Value: Up to $60,000
Run By: Create NSW
Supports projects that encourages innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector.

Community War Memorials Fund - 2022/23
Next Round Opens: 11th of November 2022
Next Round Closes: 13th of February 2023 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Department of Vetrans Affairs
Funding to conserve, repair and protect community war memorials in NSW.

Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative - Small Grants
Closes: 31st of March 2023 or until expended
Value: $500 to $10,000
Run By: NSW Department of Regional NSW
Supports the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW to recover from and build resilience to future adversity.

Transport Access Regional Partnerships (TARP) Grants
Closes: 30th of May 2023 or until expended
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Transport for NSW
Supports initiatives to improve services and outcomes for sections of the community that need improved transport.

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: 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: 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
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.

Qantas Regional Grants
Expected to be opened in June 2022 and close in August 2022
Value: Combination of cash, in-kind flights and marketing support
Run By: Qantas
Provides financial, flights and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success.

Regional Event Fund - Event Development Stream - 2022
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: Destination NSW
Supports events that have previously received triennial funding through the Flagship Event stream to increase overnight visitation to the event.

Capacity Building for Native Title Corporations
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $750,000 on average
Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency
Assists native title holding corporations to generate economic benefits through the effective and sustainable management of their land.

Coopers Foundation - General Giving
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $30,000
Run By: Coopers Foundation
Aims to improve and protect the quality of life of Australians by providing support to charitable organisations.

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