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.
Charles 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.
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
The 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.
Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) grants fund collaborations between industry organisations, SME’s and Australian research organisations to develop new technologies, products and services that make industry more competitive.
Up to $3 million over three years is available for each CRC-P.
The 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
$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
The 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
The 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
Mentoring and face-to-face support is available for both established and start-up small businesses. Read more
TechVouchers 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
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