Community grants available in November and beyond…

Arts grants regional Australia

Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund | 8 November

This fund is a targeted competitive grant opportunity under the IAS’s Remote Australia Strategies (RAS) program. The RAS program addresses the disproportionate disadvantage of Indigenous Australians in remote Australia. Up to $300,000 is available. Check out he guidelines here:

Australian Film Television and Radio School Scholarships | 9 November

Six different scholarships are available, so jump over to the website to find out which one best suit you.

Food Security Grants | 10 November

The Strengthening Remote Communities – Food Security Grant Opportunity will help at-risk community stores to provide nutritious food and essential groceries to remote Indigenous communities. This includes increasing capacity to withstand supply shortages such as those experienced during extreme weather, road closures, regional product shortages or pandemic outbreaks. Up to $500,000 is available. Find out more here:

Safe and Diverse Communities Program | 12 November

This grant program supports small, targeted, community-led projects to increase the capability of multicultural communities to recognise, respond and prevent sexual, domestic and family violence across Queensland. The grants program aims to create meaningful partnerships and engagement with people from diverse backgrounds to take proactive steps in improving women’s safety, and through awareness and prevention initiatives to address sexual, domestic and family violence. Funding from $10,000 to $25,000 is available. For eligibility:

Impact Fund – Assessment Support | 12 November

The Australian Volunteers Program Impact Fund offers small grants of up to AUD$10,000 to partner organisations of the program. This initiative is intended to help strengthen the capacity and work of existing partner organisations during a time when the program is unable to provide the usual volume of support through in country volunteer assignments. Guidelines here:

Pride Foundation Small Grants | 13 November

This program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. Up to $750 per application is available. The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community. To apply:

Strong and Resilient Communities Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants | 15 November

The Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people on pathways to self-reliance and empowerment through local community-driven solutions that support them to participate socially and economically. Find out more here:

Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship | 16 November

The Fellowship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,000 is awarded for travel and research to further a writing proposal or work in progress. It may not be used to pay for a research assistant or to subsidise a publication. The focus is on biography, but extends to an aspect of cultural or social history compatible with Hazel’s interest areas. Preference is given to projects that are about ‘risk-taking’ and expanding horizons, promote discussion of ideas, and make a significant contribution to public intellectual life. To apply:

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative – Permanent Shade | 19 November

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health are excited to support the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative. The Initiative provides 75 percent of the total cost of the project, up to a maximum of $20,000 for permanent shade. All eligible not-for-profit organisations, for example schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres, and community groups, that cater to children 0-18 years are encouraged to apply. Find out more:

Australia Day 2022 Community Grants | 19 November

Australia Day event hosts can apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use the National Australia Day Council’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ branding. Applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to incorporate activities that reflect and respect the history of local indigenous people and celebrate their culture will be eligible to apply for an additional $10,000. Click here to apply:

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards | 21 November

The number of Awards recipients is eight (three Individual Awards, three Group Awards and two Facilitator’s Prizes, each worth $25,000). Winners come from every Australian state and territory. At a time of devastation and isolation for many, these awards recognise the essential role of arts and culture in affirming our sense of belonging and lifting our community spirit as a nation. Nominate here:

Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery | 23 November

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Grants up to $25,000 are available. Apply here:

Children’s Program Production | 25 November

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. Screen Australia will contribute up to 45 per cent of the total budget, inclusive of any Producer Offset amount, other than in exceptional circumstances. Find out more here:

First Nations Commissioning Fund | 26 November

This Fund is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations. Up to $60,000 is available. Apply here:

Temporary Interruption Fund | 26 November

The fund provides assistance for new local productions which have been unable to start production due to production insurance exclusions relating to COVID-19. Funding of up to $4,000,000 is available. To find out more:

Sea Country Indigenous Protected Areas Program | 29 November

This program seeks to increase the area of sea in Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) to strengthen the conservation and protection of the marine environment, while creating employment and economic opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Grants will be between $800,000 and $1.3 million. Find out more here:

NBN Grant Program | 30 November

A grants program that’s designed to support regional and remote businesses. The following categories can apply for grants of between $10,000 and $25,000:

  • Women in Regional Business
  • Health
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Indigenous Business

Apply here:

Qld Landcare Awards | 30 November

Nominations are invited for the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognises individuals, communities, and community groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape. To nominate a worthy candidate visit:

Export Market Development Grant | 30 November

This is a financial assistance program for exporters. The fund assists small and medium enterprises to start or expand their export business. To apply:

Digital Fellowship Program | 30 November

This fellowship program brings practitioners based in Australia and New Zealand together to co-develop their digital practice and set directions for the future of the arts in our region. Funding of $10,000 is provided for each participant to collaborate, develop or present their digital practice. Apply here:

Australian Reporting Awards | 30 November

The ARA Awards are open to all private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, New Zealand and countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. There are three types of Award: the General Award, the Sustainability Reporting Award and the Special Awards. A unique aspect of the Awards is that entrants can obtain constructive feedback on their report from an ARA Adjudicator. To nominate:

River Fencing & Off-Stream Watering South Qld Landscapes | Apply now

Apply Now for funding to install river fencing or off-stream watering including troughs, tanks, pumps and MORE…and better control stock, pests and weeds. It’s easy to find out if you qualify! Just check out the map below and follow the instructions for eligible properties along the Border, Warrego, Paroo, Balonne and Condamine Rivers or Spring Creek (upstream of Killarney). For eligibility criteria:

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program Round 3 | 2 December

The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 to deliver innovative career guidance services for people at all stages of their careers. Grants are for entities that contribute to career guidance services including industry, employers, schools, tertiary providers, local and state governments and researchers. More info here:

IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program | 3 December

This program allows philanthropists and Not-for-Profits (NFPs) to connect, and allows NFPs to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities in which they operate. Funding of between $10,000 and $120,000 is available to NFP organisations. To apply:

Aspiring Teachers Grants | 10 December

The Aspiring Teacher Grants provide a one-off financial incentive up to $5,000 to assist high-achieving Year 12 school leavers with study expenses associated with starting a teaching degree at a Queensland university. More info:

Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary | 10 December

This bursary provides the opportunity for one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander tertiary student studying in any field at a Qld higher education institution, a one-off grant of $5,000 to assist with study expenses. More info here:

Landing Pads | 31 December

This program provides market-ready startups and scaleups the opportunity to land and expand in global innovation hubs. Apply here:

Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust | 31 December

This trust offers a wide variety of grant programs to support and assist Aboriginal Group beneficiaries. Funding is available in the areas of Education, Community, Training, Research and Business Development. This fund offers multiple programs to support the community impacted by the Hail Creek Mine in Central Queensland inland from the coast around Mackay.  Programs include:

  • Education Program – $2500 – $5000
  • Community Benefits Program – $2000 – $10,000
  • Training Program – $5000
  • Research Program – $5000
  • Business Development Program – $2500 – $3000

To find out more and to apply:

Indigenous Local Employment Fund | 31 December

This is a new grant opportunity under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The ILEF aims to provide a response to short term, one-off funding proposals that help overcome obstacles for Indigenous job seekers in accessing local employment opportunities and provide pathways into short term labour markets, particularly where COVID-19 has had a significant impact on job opportunities. Funding of between $5,000 and $250,000 is available. Find out more here:

Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant | 31 December

Grants of $2500 are available to not for profit and unincorporated groups who strive to make a positive impact within their local community.  To apply:

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) | 31 December

Supporting organisations in the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. Apply any time:


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