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2017 NAIDOC Grants Funding

NAIDOC WeekFunding is available under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Culture and Capability Programme to help communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.

The NAIDOC local grant funding round is now open and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet  invites eligible applicants to submit applications for funding.

The NAIDOC grant funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2017 (2-9 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Read more ..

Investing in Women Funding Program

Investing in Women Funding ProgramLocal councils, not-for-profit organisations, industry bodies, community groups and other NSW Government Agencies are invited to apply for their share of $200,000 in NSW Government funding, administered by Women NSW, to implement projects that support the economic empowerment and leadership of women.

Grants of up to $25,000 are available through the 2017 Investing in Women Funding Program. Read more ..

Heywire Project Ideas Funding

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants ProgramFRRR (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal) and donor partners are offering $100,000 in seed funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia.

Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $10,000 to implement or pilot one of the seven innovative ABC Heywire project ideas developed at the 2017 Regional Youth Summit Read more ..

STEM Learning Into Action

STEM learning into actionGrants are available to help Australian school students put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning into action, through the Makers Projects program funding STEM-related events and activities.

$800,000 ($200,000 per year) is available from 2016-17 to 2019-20 to deliver STEM and innovation related events and education activities in partnership with industry for youth under 18 years of age. The minimum grant is $5,000 and the maximum grant is $20,000 per eligible organisation. Read more ..

Bridges Renewal Programme – Round 3

Bridges Renewal ProgrammeSubmissions are now open for Australian Government funding to build better bridges through the Bridges Renewal Programme Round 3.

This is an initiative to upgrade and repair bridges across Australia. 

State, territory and local governments are eligible to apply for up to $5 million funding per project. Successful applicants can receive up to 50% of costs associated with fixing their ageing bridges. Read more ..

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 ..