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Arts & Creative, Community, Sport

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation

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Community

Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund Phase Two

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background:  The Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund is designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma in Australia by increasing awareness, education and collaboration in the Australian community.

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Community

Saluting Their Service

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Commemorative Grants – Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Commemorative Grants – Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective.

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Community

Fostering Integration

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program: Fostering Integration Grants in 2019-20.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the participation, integration and social cohesion of both newly arrived migrants and culturally diverse communities in Australia by:

  • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civic life, and build community resilience
  • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
  • promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of racial, religious and cultural diversity
  • addressing issues within Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs of, low social integration.

The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is to contribute to an integrated and cohesive multicultural Australia where migrants:

  • have capacity to communicate in English, the national language of Australia
  • actively participate in Australian society through work, school, sport or other community activities
  • embrace Australian values and abide by Australian laws
  • are gainfully employed
  • are resilient in times of crisis
  • have social networks that cross ethnic and religious groups.

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Community

Australian Communities Foundation

Funder:  Australian Communities Foundation

Grant Background: As a public ancillary fund, Australian Communities Foundation represents around 300 sub-funds, each with their own funding priorities and interests. Their donors are part of an engaged community of individuals, families, corporate giving groups, location-based giving circles and like-minded groups.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Projects must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal examples of what could be funded.

  1. Building community resilience
  2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
  3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
  4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
  5. Lifelong learning and education
  6. Economic strength
  7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Community, Rural & Regional

RASF Charity Brunch

Funder:  Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

Grant Background:  Established in 2009, the Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Funds raised at the brunch go toward a selected grass roots project in country NSW which will have a positive social and economic impact on the broader community around it.

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Community, Environmental

Communities Environment Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Communities Environment Program will provide $22.65 million in funding to support small scale, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities in each of the 151 federal electorates across Australia.

The program aims to support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods, to recover and strengthen the environment and to build and strengthen local communities.

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Community

Community-led Projects to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background: Organisations are invited to apply for funding to develop and deliver innovative and community led primary prevention activities that challenge violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours. A community-led approach ensures the people, groups and communities impacted by a project are actively involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of the project.

The department is seeking applications from specialist organisations, or consortium partnerships, to develop and deliver primary prevention projects across Australia. The lead applicant must be a specialist organisation with expertise in family, domestic or sexual violence, primary prevention or gender equality.

Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate existing strong relationships with their target groups or communities, or partnerships with organisations representing those groups or communities.

Priority cohorts for this grant opportunity include:

  • Children and young people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Women with disabilities
  • Women living in rural and remote communities
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • People with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

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Community

Community Building Partnerships Grant

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

In 2019, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably.

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities— the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs— the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation— the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity— the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

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