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Community

Dreams for a Better World

Funder:  Sunsuper

Grant Background: Sunsuper’s community grants are here to give you a leg up and a helping hand to make your dream a reality. They are looking for dreams that improve the lives or living standards of other Australians. It may be a community development program to create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or new-comers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world.

Dream big and tell them how your not-for-profit organisation can help others live better.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why the FRRR have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program.

The following applications will be prioritised:

  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups.
  • Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people.
  • Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status.

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small and Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Delivering activities, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.

Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas.

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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Children & Youth, Community, Education

Community Childcare Fund (CCCF) – Rnd 2

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications from eligible child care services in an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the CCCF from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

The CCCF is part of the Australian Government’s Child Care Safety Net, which contributes to giving the most vulnerable children a strong start in life while supporting parents into work.

Grants provided under the CCCF are intended to supplement fee income received from families, including Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy payments.

The intended outcomes of the CCCF are to:

  • improve early childhood development outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children
    and
  • increase workforce participation by vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

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Community, Health, Rural & Regional

In a Good Place

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: In a Good Place is a national grants program that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.

There are three objectives for this program:

  1. Reduce social isolation;
  2. Increase social participation and connectedness;
  3. Increase help-seeking.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Serve communities with populations under 10,000;
  • Are run by and based in the beneficiary community/ies;
  • Respond to specific population mental health and wellbeing issues within a local community;
  • Are sustainable beyond the period of the grant;
  • Can clearly measure and report on project outcomes.

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Business, Community

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Economic Participation of People with Disability Grant

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) is funded under the Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program. The objective of the CICD Program is to build innovative ways to increase the independence, social, community and economic participation of people with disability.

The objective of this ILC Grant round is to improve the economic participation of people with disability across Australia.

Applications must:

  • Build the capacity of people with disability to be active in the economy, particularly through employment, and/or
  • Support employers to enhance their knowledge and capabilities to employ people with disability.

Eligible Grant activities could include:

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Community, Rural & Regional

Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Grants

Funder:  Murray-Darling Basin Fund

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to deliver projects under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Grants Program in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The Program will assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Basin Plan. The outputs of the program are the number of jobs created as a result of the economic development projects and the number of projects supporting activities that continue after projects end.

The economic development projects would assist with:

  • increasing the capacity of communities to diversify and strengthen local economies
  • enhancing the resilience of communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes
  • increasing opportunities for employment within communities.

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Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage and Department of Local Government

Grant Background: This partnership program between LGNSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) provides funding to address identified climate change risks and vulnerabilities facing NSW councils.

The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change program has been established to encourage:

  • Implementation of actions to address identified climate risks
  • Regional consideration of climate change impacts in decision making
  • Implementation of climate change adaptation actions beyond business as usual projects and programs
  • Enhanced adaptive capacity.

The Climate Change Fund is providing $1,100,000 of funding in Round 1 for projects delivered within 2 years.

  • Individual projects: Grants between $30 000 to $120 000 are available to individual councils.
  • Regional projects: Grant between $50 000 to $300 000 are available for regional projects to coordinate adaptation projects across a number of councils.

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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.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.

Objectives of the programme include to:

  • Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  • Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  • Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  • Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  • Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

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Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and well-being.

The V&CG is intended to:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental well-being;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • increase nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

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Community, Rural & Regional

RASF Community Kitchen Grant

Funder:  Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation

Grant Background:  Does your community kitchen need a revamp?

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is giving rural and regional NSW community organisations the chance to receive kitchen cabinetry and appliances worth more than $20,000, including appliances and white goods such as a gas cooktop, oven, sink, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer.

The RAS Foundation invites rural and regional community organisations to apply and tell them how a new kitchen would benefit many in their local community.

Applications will be judged on merit by a panel of selectors, including representatives from the RASF Board. The application judged to be the most considered, meritorious and achievable will be awarded the kitchen. The selected projects must be implemented through the local community agency or group nominated in the application.

The successful applicant is announced in approximately April each year.

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