Community grants available in January and February 2022

Arts grants regional Australia

Learning in Action Program | 19 January

AgriFutures Australia partnered with startup.business to deliver Entrepreneurial Learning in Action programs to schools across rural and regional Australia. The program is tailored to have students focus on using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset to solve local problems in Agriculture. Find out more here: https://startup.business/agrifutures-australia/

Stronger Communities Programme | 19 January

This programme funds projects that aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate. Up to $20,000 of funding for small capital projects. Applicants must have an ABN and be invited to apply by their local MP, so get in touch now! https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/stronger-communities-programme-round-7

AgUP and AgCAREERSTART | 20 January

AgUP supports industry-led initiatives that will improve workforce opportunities, career pathways and employee retention in the agricultural sector. The AgCAREERSTART pilot program is a structured employment program to help young Australians start a career in agriculture in their gap year. Find our more about these programs: https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/agricultural-workforce

Supporting Younger Veterans Grants Program | 20 January

The Supporting Younger Veteran (SYV) Grants program is designed to support the needs of younger veterans (military service post-1999) as they leave the Australian Defence Force and integrate back into civilian life. 

Two categories of grants are available under the SYV program:

  1. Small Grants – Grants up to $50,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities. These grants are for practical projects and activities that support the needs of younger veterans and their families as they leave the Australian Defence Force and integrate back into civilian life. The vast majority of grants offered under the 2020-21 grant opportunity are for Small Grants
  2. Large Grants – At the discretion of the decision maker, a small number of Large Grants of up to $150,000 are available for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad scale benefit to the younger veteran community.

For eligibility and to apply: https://www.dva.gov.au/about-us/overview/consultations-and-grants/grants-and-bursaries/supporting-younger-veterans-grants

Bushfire Restoration Grants | 21 January

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support revegetation activities for communities in the Local Government Areas (LGA) listed as impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires. Up to $5000 is available. Apply here: https://fnpw.smartygrants.com.au/

Regional Connectivity Program | 27 January

The Regional Connectivity Program (the RCP) is a grants program funding the delivery of ‘place-based’ telecommunications infrastructure projects to improve digital connectivity across regional, rural and remote Australia. Download the guidelines here: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=37e9f4d7-946e-42f6-8ef4-70d8da73e662

Army History Research Grants | 28 January

This scheme values new or unique research that contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the Australian Army and can contribute to Army’s current and future development and the professional military education of its members. Grants are available up to a maximum amount of $15, 000 for one year. Find our more here: https://www.army.gov.au/our-heritage/history/army-history-research-grants

Indigenous Contemporary Music Program | 31 January

This program funds Indigenous-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. Find the guidelines here: https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/indigenous-contemporary-music

Queensland Greats Awards | 31 January

The Queensland Greats Awards recognises the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of our great state. The Queensland Greats Awards recognises extraordinary Queenslanders who have made a long term contribution to, or whose achievements have significantly impacted, the history and development of Queensland. Nominate here: https://awards.premiers.qld.gov.au/qga/

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships | 1 February

The scholarships are awarded biennially to candidates who have outstanding ability and promise in Ballet or Opera. Each scholarship is worth $30,000, payable in two instalments of $15,000 over two years. To apply: https://australiacouncil.gov.au/investment-and-development/partnerships-and-co-investing-with-us/the-lady-mollie-isabelle-askin-ballet-scholarship-and-sir-robert-william-askin-operatic-scholarship/

Black&Write! Fellowship | 2 February

Each year black&write! offers two Fellowships for unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.

Two winners will each receive:

  • $10,000 prize money
  • manuscript development with black&write!
  • publication opportunity with Hachette Australia

Apply here: https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-and-residencies/blackwrite/blackwrite-writing-fellowships

Harcourts Foundation Grants | 3 February

Team Harcourts throughout Australia have been raising money to provide support that helps, grows and enriches their communities. The Harcourts Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. Funding of around $5000 is available. To apply: https://harcourtsfoundation.org/australia/

The Honda Foundation | 4 February & 5 August

The foundation now has two different application forms, one for Monetary ($) Funding requests, the other for Honda Hero Loan Vehicle. Please ensure that you download the appropriate application form and that all fields are completed except for the Honda Centre Authorisation section. Apply here: https://www.thehondafoundation.com.au/application

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation | 7 February

The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists. Must have DGR status. Grants between $5,000-$20,000 are available. Apply here: https://aboriginal.org.au/grants/

The Supporting People with Cancer Grant | 7 February

This initiative aims to support people affected by cancer through the provision of grants to organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations. More info here: https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/research-data/grants-and-funding/supporting-people-cancer-grants

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program | 8 February 2022

The Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Two categories of grants are available:

Community Grants (STS-CG) — Grants up to a maximum of $10,000 and Major Grants (STS-MG) — Grants between $10,001 and $150,000

To apply: https://www.dva.gov.au/about-us/overview/consultations-and-grants/grants-and-bursaries/saluting-their-service

Children’s Program Production | 10 February

Screen Australia aims to support the creation of a diverse slate of quality, innovative, original, culturally significant small-screen storytelling that resonates with contemporary audiences. All projects must have a Commissioning Platform attached at the time of application. Access the guidelines here: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and-support/television/production/children-s-tv-svod

Screen Finance Program | 11 February

Supporting Queensland-produced series, films and games. This program is for screen stories seeking finance so they may head into production or game development.

Applications for films/series under $100,000 can be submitted anytime.

Submissions for projects seeking more than $100,000 are due 10 Dec and 11 Feb.

Find out more about what is funded under this program here: https://screenqueensland.com.au/investment- support/finance-program/

The Alice Prize | 13 February

This prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme. Enter here: https://www.aliceprize.com/

Harvard Club of Australia – Ferris Family Fellowships 2022 | 13 February

Calling all NFP CEO’s/Managers! This Fellowships help fulfil the increasing demand for managerial skills and strategic decision-making within the not-for-profit sector. The course will assist participants to examine their missions, develop new strategies and improve the effectiveness of their organisations. The award of $A15,000 each covers the course fees, accommodation, meals and travel to/from Boston. To apply: https://scholarships.org.au/scholarship/harvard-club-of-australia-non-profit-fellowship-program-2022/

James N Kirby Foundation Grants | 14 February
Foundation has been and continues to be committed to supporting organisations that provide innovative solutions and opportunities to those in our community who need it most. Our Foundation considers requests under the following four categories, seeking to support organisations and programs whose work benefits:

Large (>$15,000) and small grants ($3,000 – $15,000) are available. Apply online: https://www.kirbyfoundation.com.au/eligibility-criteria/how-to-apply/

Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants | 15 February

The grants will fund on-ground implementation of at least 4 blue carbon ecosystem restoration projects in Australia. The projects will be chosen to represent a variety of blue carbon ecosystem types and socio-economic settings and serve as demonstration of the outcomes achievable for climate, biodiversity and livelihoods. Find ourt more: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/2021-6188

Art Music Fund | 16 February

Supporting new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. Apply here: https://apraamcos.smartygrants.com.au/ArtMusicFund22AU

Indigenous Scholarship Program | 18 February

This scholarship is for first-year students in 2022 studying at an Australian university or TAFE. You need to study full-time in 2022 in an approved Australian course. You need to reside in Australia while undertaking your studies. You can be a recent school leaver or a mature age student looking to study in 2022. $5000/yr for up to two years is available. Find our more here: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/community/scholarships/bendigo-bank-indigenous-scholarship-program/

Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) Program – Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants | 18 February

Funding from between $10,000 and $25,000 to reduce the energy consumption of your small and medium food and beverage manufacturing business. For eligibility criteria: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/energy-efficient-communities-program-food-and-beverage-manufacturing-business-grants

Digital Originals | 25 February

Digital Originals is a joint initiative of Screen Australia, SBS and NITV, aimed at developing exciting

and innovative online scripted series for SBS and NITV platforms. The intention of this initiative is to support work from screen creatives who are currently underrepresented in the sector. This includes those who identify as First Nations Australians; are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds; those who are living with a disability; are

female or trans/gender diverse; identify as LGBTQIA+; and those who are located in regional and remote areas. Access the guidelines here: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/getmedia/e91850de-fc3f-448a-a8f2-66a2834dd26a/Digital-Originals-Guidelines.pdf

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) | 25 February

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The QASP program is delivered through three streams Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. Find our more here: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase

Community Conservation Grants | 25 February

Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW’s Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.

FNPW may support approved projects through untied funds that belong to FNPW, or it may choose to run a targeted public appeal or seek third party sponsorship for the project.

FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:

  • Growing Australia’s National Parks – Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature.
  • Protecting our native flora and fauna – Supporting scientific research and on-ground conservation works to protect threatened species and wildlife corridors
  • Preserving our Cultural Heritage – Conserving and celebrating Australia’s Indigenous heritage
  • Educating and Inspiring – Supporting programs that encourage more people to take part in on-ground conservation works

Apply here: https://fnpw.org.au/grant/community-conservation-grants/

Gambling Community Benefit Fund | 28 February

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF allocates funding to these groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Commencing in 2022, there will be changes to the GCBF funding program. There will be 4 funding rounds each year, with 3 of these rounds having funding available up to $35,000 and 1 super round (February) with up to $100,000 of funding available. Find out more: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants

NAB Foundation Community Grants | 28 February

The NAB Foundation is currently seeking applications for Community Grants. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters and climate change. Apply here: https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/social-impact/community/nab-foundation-and-grants

Energy Consumers Australia Grants| 28 February

The purpose of the Grants Program is to build knowledge and capacity to support energy policy development that will benefit the long-term interests of consumers.

The Energy Consumers Australia Grants Program offers three types of grants:

  1. Advocacy Grants (Now Open!)
  2. Research Grants (Now Open!)
  3. CEO Grants for grants of up to $15,000 to enable consumer engagement and advocacy in government, regulatory, or industry processes. (Open all year)

Access the guidelines here: https://energyconsumersaustralia.com.au/for-applicants

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