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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

Stronger Communities Programme Round 7
Closes: 3rd of December 2021 for Parkes Electorate, 26th of November for New England electorate.
Value: $2,500 to $20,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Stronger Communities Programme aims to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

Round 7 will provide each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate, with successful projects receiving a grant between $2,500 and $20,000.

Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

Expressions of interest for:

If you are invited to apply by your MP, you will have until the 19th of January 2022 to submit your application.

 

ABC Trailblazers 2022
Closes: 10th of November 2021
Run By: ABC

Trailblazers is an opportunity for people, aged from 18 to 28 who are driving positive social change projects in their regional communities and to have their work celebrated nationally.

Individuals and groups of up to three, aged 18-28, who are initiating projects that create positive change in their communities can apply. They want to hear from people with a commitment to making regional Australia even better, from community leaders to social entrepreneurs, advocates to event organisers.

Successful applicants receive a broad range of support that includes having their story told on the ABC, exclusive access to the Trailblazer Development Fund and mentoring programs to help empower young regional leaders to share their stories and build their leadership capacity.

Award Programs

Ethical Enterprise Award
Closes: 22nd of October 2021
Run By: Moral FAIRGround
Recognises businesses or organisations that have achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community.

Young Achiever Awards
Closes: 25th of October 2021
Run By: Awards Australia
Recognises the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia up to and including 29 years of age.

Hesta Impact Awards
2022 Awards Close: 31st of October 2021
Run By: Hesta
Recognises individuals, teams and organisations who are having a positive impact on the world by driving improved outcomes across areas such as equality, sustainability, health, diversity and inclusion.

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

Australasian Reporting Awards
Closes: 30th of November 2021 or 31 January 2022 for reports for with financial year ending 31 December 2021
Run By: The Australasian Reporting Awards
Provides all organisations that produce an annual report an opportunity to benchmark their annual reports against the ARA criteria which are based on world best practice.

Innovate with nbn - Round 2
Closes: 30th of November 2021
Value: Up to $25,000
Run By: nbn and Regional Australia Institute
These awards aim to encourage those businesses from regional or remote areas with their technology-led ideas, with the aim of facilitating and supporting further growth.

Closing in November

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.

Aboriginal Families as Teachers
Closes: 5th of November 2021
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Funding for organisations to support Aboriginal families to build a rich home learning environment.

Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative
Closes: 5th of November 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $250,000 to $5 Million
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Supports projects that assist current and emerging regional leaders who can help sustain regional Australia to further develop their leadership and resilience skills.

Indigenous Youth Connection to Culture
Closes: 5th of November 2021 - 11:30 pm
Value: $20,000 to $400,000
Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency
This program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to build stronger connections to their culture, families and Elders.

Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants
Closes: 7th of November 2021
Value: Up to $360,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Supports local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

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.

ABC Trailblazers 2022
Closes: 10th of November 2021
Run By: ABC
Supports youth who are driving positive social change projects in their regional communities and to have their work celebrated nationally.

ANZAC Community Grants
Closes: 11th of November 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $2,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
Small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate communities about the service and sacrifices of servicemen and women.

Networks to Build Drought Resilience
Closes: 15th of November 2021
Value: $10,000 to $150,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Funds community-led events, projects, activities, training, and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities to build resilience by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement, and wellbeing.

Local Sport Grant
Closes: 19th of November 2021 - 1:00 pm
Value: $500 to $15,000
Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport
Funding to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW.

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

Sporting Schools
Next Round Opens: 8th of November 2021 - 8:00 am
Next Round Closes: 19th of November 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.

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.

Before and After School Care Fund - Establishment Grant
Next Round Closes: 26th of November 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.

Start Strong Capital Works - Minor Capital Fund
Closes: 26th of November 2021
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.

Start Strong Capital Works - Mobile Fund
Closes: 26th of November 2021
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Supports mobile preschool services to replace existing vehicles to ensure continuity of service delivery.

Closing in December

Stronger Communities Programme Round 7
Closes: 3rd of December 2021 for Parkes Electorate, 26th of November for New England electorate.
Value: $2,500 to $20,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Aims to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

Community Futures Grant
Closes: 12th of December 2021
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 your community.

Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 31st of December 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.

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.

Indigenous Local Employment Fund
Closes: 31st of December 2021
Value: $5,000 to $250,000
Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency
Supports proposals that help overcome obstacles for Indigenous job seekers in accessing local employment opportunities and provide pathways into short term labour markets.

Closing Later and Ongoing

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions
Closes: 25th of January 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: $1,500 to $15,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Provides funds to sponsor a student or group of students to participate in STEM engagement events, activities and competitions.

Before and After School Care Fund - Transport Grant
Next Round Opens: 25th of October 2021
Next Round Closes: 28th of January 2022 - 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

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.

Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
Runs: Twice a year
Next Round Opens: 1st of December 2021
Next Round Closes: 5th of February 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.

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants
Closes: 7th of February 2022
Value: $500 to $5,000
Run By: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation
Supporst projects by Aboriginal communities and individuals which advance the aims of the Foundation

James N Kirby Foundation Small Grants - 2022
Opens: 1st of November 2021
Closes: 14th of February 2022 - 5:00 pm
Value: $3,000 to $15,000
Run By: James N Kirby Foundation
Supports projects that impact  the future educational and technical development of young Australians and the health and welfare of those in need.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Recreational Fishing Trusts - Habitat Action Grants
Closes: Unknown
Value: Up to $40,000
Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Supports projects that relate to the enhancement of recreational fishing by improving fish habitat .

Recreational Fishing Trusts - Improvement Grants
Closes: Unknown
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Support for projects that aim to improve recreational fishing.

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