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Environmental Education Grants

Environmental Education GrantsGrants are available for community organisations, non-profit organisations and government authorities to support educational projects that develop or widen the community’s knowledge of, skill in and commitment to protecting the environment.

Project must be a minimum of 2 years in length with a minimum grants request of $10,000 that develops collaboration and measurable, tangible environmental outcomes. Read more ..

CSU Indigenous community grants

Chalres Sturt University logoSmall grants ($500-$1,500) are available from the CSU Indigenous Students Centre to support community or individual initiatives, through their Community-University Partnerships (CUP) program.

Initiatives include contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness – particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and regional communities in CSU’s campus footprint.

Applications Open:    1 May 2017
Applications Close:    31 May  2017 

For more information visit the CSU website.

Community Heritage Grants 2017

Community Heritage Grants Program 2017The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.

The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs and audio visual material. Read more ..

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program The Australian Government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is now open for applications to support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges.

The program encourages eligible organisations – local governments, research organisations and not for profit bodies – to deliver collaborative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Australian cities, suburbs and towns. Read more ..

Restart NSW – Environment and Tourism Fund

NSW Government, Regional Growth- Environment and Tourism FundThe NSW Government has announced the $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF), of which $100 million of grants will be available in the first round, now open.

This funding is available through the Restart NSW Fund established in 2011.

Grants are available to support environmental and tourism infrastructure projects that will increase tourist visitation, grow and diversify regional economies. Read more ..

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 ..

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.


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 ..