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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter - February 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

James Frizelle Charitable Foundation - 2022 Round 1
Closes: 31st of March 2022
Run By: James Frizelle Charitable Foundation

The James Frizelle Charitable Foundation has been established to support those who have contributed to our great country but may have unfortunately through no fault of their own, fallen on hard times and can no longer speak for themselves.

They are running a variety of grants to aid communities:

  • Community Health Grants Round One 2022
  • Disadvantaged Grants Round One 2022
  • Domestic Violence Grants Round One 2022
  • Homelessness Grants Round One 2022
  • Housing and Accommodation Grants Round One 2022
  • Mental Health Grants Round One 2022
  • Natural Disaster Grants Round One 2022

 

Musuem and Keeping Place Project Development Grants
Closes: 11th of September 2022
Value: $2,500 to $7,500
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW

Project Development Grants empower community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.

Project Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.

Closing in February

NFP Tech Awards
Closes: 8th of April 2022
Run By: Connecting Up
Recognises technology innovation and excellence by organisations and individuals in the not-for-profit sector.

National NAIDOC Awards
Closes: 11th of April 2022
Run By: NAIDOC
Recognises the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond, to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.

Reilient Australia Awards
Opens: 7th of March 2022
Closes: 6th of June 2022
Run By: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Celebrates and promotes initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies as well as images capturing resilience in action.

Closing in March

Community Broadcasting Foundation - Content Grants 2022/23
Closes: 1st of March 2022
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Community Broadcasting Foundation
Supports the development, production and distribution of content via Australian community media.

Community Broadcasting Foundation - Development & Operations 2022-23
Closes: 1st of March 2022
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Community Broadcasting Foundation
Supports community media station resilience by strengthening governance, building community, sustainable operations and technical capacity.

Start Strong Capital Works - Major Capital Fund
Closes: 4th of March 2022
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Provides fund to create additional community preschool places through new builds, extensions and renovations of centre-based community preschools in areas of need and demand.

Sporting Schools
Next Round Opens: 28th of February 2022 - 8:00 am
Next Round Closes: 11th of March 2022 - 4:00 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.

Festivals Australia Round 14
Opens: 21st of February 2022 - 9:00 am
Closes: 18th of March 2022
Value: Up to $40,000 on average
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Supports individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events.

Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 31st of March 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: 31st of March 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.

Aboriginal Land Clean Up and Prevention Program - Round 5
Closes: 31st of March 2022
Value: $10,000 to $75,000
Run By: Environment Protection Authority
Funding to manage illegal dumping on private land owned by Aboriginal communities

James Frizelle Charitable Foundation - 2022 Round 1
Closes: 31st of March 2022
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: James Frizelle Charitable Foundation
Funding to support those who have fallen on hard times and can no longer speak for themselves.

Closing in April

Small Grants for Community Museums
Closes: 3rd of April 2022
Value: Up to $2,000
Run By: Museums and Galleries NSW
Support to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums.

Start Strong Capital Works - Minor Capital Fund - 2022
Closes: 25th of April 2022
Value: Up to $100,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Supports smaller-scale extensions or renovations and the recalculation of unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.

Country Shows Support Package
Closes: 29th of April 2022 - 5:00 pm or before the show takes place
Value: Up to $45,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Regional NSW
Funding so that country shows can go ahead with increased funding certainty.

Closing Later and Ongoing

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program - 2022
Closes: 9th of June 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.

Start Strong Capital Works - Crisis Fund
Closes: 30th of June 2022
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Supports the maintenance and creation of community preschool places where there is an urgent need for capital works

Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
Runs: Twice a year
Next Round Opens: 8th of July 2022
Next Round Closes: 31st of July 2022
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.

Musuem 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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