Agriculture
Agriculture, Education

Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

Funder:  NSW – Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program provides subsidies to farmers to help them access vocational skills and training.

The funding may be used for:

  • professional development, vocational training and farm business planning
  • travel costs (fuel, accommodation, meals)
  • child/respite care costs (from a registered provider)
  • software that is specifically related to the professional development activity

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Education

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants – Round One

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants for up to 2 years to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, careers information and advice
  • build an evidence-base for best practice career development
  • demonstrate the value of career development
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career information
  • develop and showcase innovative approaches to delivering career development services

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help all Australians to reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding of skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of careers information and advice
  • improved quality of careers information and advice

Examples of the types of project they expect to fund under this program include, but are not limited to:

  • establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
  • growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
  • increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
  • supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
  • research projects to inform government policy.

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Community, Education, Environmental

Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship

Funder:  Australian Geographic Society

Grant Background: Each calendar year the Australian Geographic Society donates generously to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects.

Project Sponsorships are available in four categories, science, environment, adventure, and community. Projects covering more than one project category and/or opportunities for volunteer involvement are encouraged.

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Community
Community, Education, Health

Small Grants

Funder:  Snow Foundation

Grant Background: The Snow Foundation offers grants to community-focused organisations to assist with funding for innovation, programs, projects, research, and equipment. They are open to requests for seed funding, capacity building, and untied core funding.

All initiatives must fit within their key focus areas:

Health:

  • Indigenous health, to bring an end to rheumatic heart disease and crusted scabies;
  • Aging and caring with an emphasis on palliative care;
  • support for people living with a disabilityand some medical research in the areas of Motor Neurone Disease and rheumatic heart disease.

Education and employment:

  • Scholarships
  • Education/job pathways
  • Education on social issues through programs and documentaries

Social welfare:

  • Disadvantage
  • Affordable housing and homelessness
  • Family and Domestic violence/abuse

Philanthropy: they work with others to help expand community giving and encourage more effective philanthropy.

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Innovation
Business, Education, Health

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The prizes are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in Science Prizes.

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally.

They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are five Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • Prize for New Innovators

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Innovation
Education

The Prime Minister’s Science Teaching Prizes

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching.

The prize is open to nominations from diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are two Science Teaching Prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

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Community
Community, Education

Community Languages Multicultural Grant

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background The Australian Government is inviting applications under the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program: Community Languages Multicultural Grants Stream Two in 2019-20.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to build the capacity of community language schools to deliver quality language education. 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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Education

Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants aim to foster creativity and inquiry-based learning and support the development of STEM skills in students and youth under 18 years of age in design, engineering and programming, through hands-on learning.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • deliver maker projects where students and youth under 18 years of age can develop and apply their STEM knowledge through experimentation, tinkering and hands-on learning by engaging with a range of technologies
  • encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the delivery of hands-on STEM-related events and activities
  • inspire students to pursue STEM disciplines in their study and work
  • ensure that maker projects are accessible to as many young people as possible, including those in regional, rural and disadvantaged areas
  • make a positive sustainable impact on youth under 18 years of age, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, including girls, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and youth living in regional, rural and remote regions.

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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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Education

Vocational Educational & Training Scholarship

Funder:  Royal Agricultural Society Foundation

Scholarship Background: VET (Vocational Education and Training) Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural life and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

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