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Arts & Creative, Children & Youth, Education

Creative Kids

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Creative Kids is a $216 million, four-year initiative designed to make it easier for school-aged children and young people to get involved in creative and cultural activities. There are a range of Providers, including artists, cultural practitioners, and arts and cultural organisations across NSW. This program creates opportunities for Providers to reach new audiences and grow business.

Creative Kids encompasses a wide range of eligible activities face-to-face and online, including:

  • lessons/workshops from drama workshops to language classes and lots more
  • cultural learning experiences such as Aboriginal cultural learning programs
  • participation packages such as attendance at a ticketed performance followed by a Q&A with professional artists.

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Science
Business, Education

National Science Week Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week 2021 will be held 14-22 August 2021. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support diverse local organisations and government to work together on science engagement activities that have been adapted to local needs
  • inspire wide community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

National Science Week provides the opportunity to:

  • increase community participation in science engagement activities
  • celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world

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Children & Youth, Education

MoneySmart Grants for Principals

Funder:  ASIC

Grant Background: ASIC’s Moneysmart for teachers program provides teachers with professional learning and classroom resources to support delivery of financial literacy education in the classroom.

This grant opportunity supports school leaders to promote financial capabilities in their staff and students to embed financial literacy education in their school communities.

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Children & Youth, Education

Quality Early Learning Environments

Funder:  NSW – Education

Background: The Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program aims to support eligible early childhood education services to improve their learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children.

Grants can be used to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments. This may include quality improvement initiatives to meet the needs of services impacted by bushfire and recent severe weather events or other emergency situations such as COVID-19.

Improvements to physical learning environments can include the completion of minor capital works and investment in infrastructure items. Improvements to the educational learning environment can include specialised educational programs and activities.

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Education, Rural & Regional

RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships

Funder:  Royal Agricultural Society Foundation

Scholarship Background: Students in regional areas often have to relocate in order to study, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations. Fortunately, assistance in the form of a scholarship can help ease some worries and allow greater freedom to more regularly visit home and lend a hand.

The RASF Rural Scholarship program goes a small way to ensure students from regional areas can chase the same education dreams as students from metropolitan areas.

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify or the age of the applicant. You could be studying anything from physiotherapy, engineering, teaching, agricultural science, horticulture, medicine and commerce – and almost everything in between.

You could be studying at University, TAFE or VET courses, on campus or by distance learning. However applicants all have one thing in common – a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW.

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Children & Youth, Education

Strong Start Capital Works Grants Programme

Funder:  NSW – Education

Grant Background: The 2020 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program aims to increase the number of 600-hour community preschool places available in areas of need and growing demand. The primary objective of this program is to achieve an increase in community preschool places through the delivery of capital works projects.

Grant-based funding allows the use of innovative approaches to improve access to quality services and increase community preschool places across the state.

Eligible services can apply for funding through this program to:

  • build a new centre based community preschool
  • extend an existing centre based community preschool
  • renovate premises for a centre based community preschool
  • purchase a motor vehicle for an existing mobile preschool
  • respond to a crisis situation with a capital works project

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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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