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Community inclusion and disability support funding

Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program $13 million will be made available to organisations across the country as part of a new grant round designed to make the community more inclusive and support people with disability.

The Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program was established as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to fund the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) component of the NDIS.


CSU Scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers

CSU Scholarships for Refugees and Asylum SeekersCharles Sturt University has recently announced $1.05 million worth scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers to access tertiary education in Australia.

The aim of the scholarships is to support CSU undergraduate students who are commencing or continuing  studies with refugee or asylum seeker visas, to create a better, safer future for themselves and their families.


Community Investments Stream – Building Better Regions Fund

BBRF Community Investment StreamAre you looking to expand a local event, create a strategic regional plan, or develop leadership and capability building activities?

The Community Investments Stream of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is still open for applications until 31 March 2017, with all of the above activities eligible under this program.  

This is the first time this stream has been available and provides a broader scope of investible projects that are non-infrastructure-related. Read more ..

Festivals Funding

Festivals Australia fundingThe Department of Communications and the Arts is providing $1.2 million annual funding for high-quality arts and cultural projects taking part in festivals in regional and remote Australia, and promoting community participation.

Eligible activities include parades, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions as part of festivals or significant one-off community events.


Funding for exhibitions touring regional areas

Visions of Australia, exhibitions touring regional AustraliaThe Department of Communications and the Arts is administering a program – Visions of Australia – which funds the development and touring exhibition costs of cultural material of historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance.

Arts and cultural heritage organisations, including regional museums and galleries, are eligible to apply for a share in the $2.4 million available annually. Read more ..

Indigenous languages and arts program

Indigenous Arts and Languages ProgramOrganisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts can apply for project funding of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years.

$20 million is available each year, through the Department of Communications and the Arts, for funding Indigenous arts and language projects through this competitive grants program. Read more ..

LightBulb Moments – growing regional ideas competition

LightBulb Moments CompetitionThe Regional Australia Institute (RAI), the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Prime7 media have partnered to deliver a competition searching for ideas and projects that will benefit regional communities and economies.

Ideas and projects which address regional issues can be submitted online.

Entries are open to individuals, community organisations and businesses located outside major capital cities. Read more ..

Small Grants for Rural Communities

FRRR small grants programThe Small Grants for Rural Communities, administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), provides up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. 

Priority is given to communities for 10,000 people or fewer.

Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants to fund projects contributing to the development of a community’s social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas. Read more ..

Research TechVouchers for SME’s

TechVouchersTechVouchers is a NSW Government program established to drive opportunities for research collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP) delivery partners. 

TechVouchers will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible NSW companies for amounts up to $15,000, with matching cash contributions from applicants. Read more ..

Create a Community Kitchen

RAS Foundation The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering $20,000 for NSW community organisations to create or upgrade a community kitchen.

The grant comprises a $10,000 cash grant and $10,000 worth of appliances.

Applicants need to demonstrate how a new kitchen will benefit their local community. Read more ..