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Community

Grants in Aid

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Veterans Community Care and Support Outcome – Grants-in-Aid Program aims to support national ex‑service organisations (ESOs) to provide coordinating and representational support within the Australian veteran and Defence community.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to fund discrete projects or activities that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear benefit to the Australian ex-service and Defence community.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • encourage co-operation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government
  • assist ESOs to:
    • support their branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations in performing advocacy, pensions and welfare work
    • advance the objectives of all ESOs more generally, including improved co‑operation and communication between national bodies, branches, sub‑branches and affiliated organisations on repatriation and military compensation matters.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Larger Leverage

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

The Larger Leverage tier is focussed on supporting two types of projects:

a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.

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
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Community

Small Grant Programme

Funder:  Highways and Byways

Grant Background: In 2020 Highways and Byways seeks applications from organisations in the areas where the MSS sisters have lived and worked over the last 76 years, especially rural and regional areas.

This year they are focussing the program on understanding our interconnectedness to and with all living things on our fragile planet. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

Our vast continent is experiencing widespread persistent dry conditions, especially across the Murray Darling Basin Region. This means ongoing challenges for communities struggling to make a living in areas where the land is changing and ‘business as usual’ is not an option.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Prog (Round 2)

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under Outcome 3.1 Water Reform – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) grants are funded from 2019-20 to 2022-23.

The objective of the program is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

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Community, Education

Community Languages Multicultural Grants Stream One

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications through a demand driven process to apply under the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program: Community Languages Multicultural Grants Stream One in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to support the administration of community language schools through the provision of funding based on student enrolment numbers to help cover school operating costs.

The Community Language Multicultural Grants aims to:

  • Support the maintenance, development and acquisition of languages other than English.
  • Connect young Australians to the languages and cultures of their community.
  • Enhance cross-cultural awareness and respect for cultural diversity.

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Community, Health

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations, via an open competitive process, to apply for capital grants under the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to deliver new emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. It could also fund purchasing/renovations/repurposing of buildings, where it creates new emergency accommodation.

It is important that accommodation delivered under this grant provides access to appropriate and specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

The Government intends to maximise the return on its investment, the grant opportunity will prefer projects that bring together:

  • different participants to deliver the most effective model
  • contributions (whether cash or in-kind) from other levels of government, and from private and philanthropic sources.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Larger Leverage EOI

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

The Larger Leverage tier is focussed on supporting two types of projects:

  1. a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
    b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are required to apply for this tier.

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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Community, Environmental

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants program supports the objectives of NSW Climate Change Policy Framework by enabling communities and individuals to be better prepared and be more resilient to climate change impacts.

The Community Grants program has been established to support projects that help communities to take action and manage climate change impacts by being able to better plan, prepare for, and respond to heatwaves, storms, floods, drought and bushfires, to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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Business, Community, Rural & Regional

Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Prog (Rnd 2)

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under Outcome 3.1 Water Reform – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) grants are funded from 2019-20 to 2022-23.

The objective of the programme is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

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Community, Health

Disability, Mental Health and Carers: National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Disability, Mental Health and Carers program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity that are expected to be achieved by funding conference organisers are:

  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of attending disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

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