Community
Business, Community

Tomorrow Fund

Funder:  AMP Foundation

Grant Background: Established in 2014, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awards up to $1 million in grants each year to amazing Australians doing great things in their communities. Grant recipients work in a diverse range of fields and include artists, athletes, social innovators, scientists, educators, disability advocates, technologists, filmmakers, fashion designers, medical researchers and musicians.

The grants can be used for a range of activities, including travel, equipment, study costs, research and more.

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Military
Community

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and involve people around 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. Projects and activities should promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants: To a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants: Between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

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Arts
Community

Celebrating Diversity Grants – Events

Funder:  NSW – Multicultural

Grant Background:  Celebrating Diversity: Events aim to support festivals and events that bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and community harmony. Celebrating Diversity: Events aim to attract everyone to share in the celebration of cultural diversity.

Each year the NSW calendar is filled with events that celebrate our cultural diversity.  Festivals and events bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and community harmony.

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Community
Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

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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

Celebrating Diversity Grants – Projects

Funder:  NSW – Multicultural

Grant Background:  There are two categories of grants under the Celebrating Diversity Grants Program:

  1. Celebrating Diversity: Events (This grant is currently closed, but keep your eye open for future rounds).
  1. Celebrating Diversity: Projects.

Community harmony happens when communities from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds work together on projects that make a difference.

Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects than can make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion at the grassroots level.

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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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Rural & Regional

Stronger Country Communities Fund

Funder:  NSW – Business

Grant Background: The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by the NSW Government to help deliver local projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide projects that improve the lives of people who live in regional areas.

The objectives of the fund are:

  1. to boost the liveability of communities in regional areas by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure or community programs that have strong local support
  2. to provide programs and infrastructure that enhance opportunities for young people to be work ready and thrive in regional NSW.

There is a total of $100 million available in Round Three, including at least $50 million for projects that improve the lives of young people (12-24 years old). The remaining funding can be provided for other local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, and community programs and events. Funds will be split across regional NSW according to a funding formula based on population and the cost of construction in each Local Government Area.

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Seniors
Seniors

2020 NSW Seniors Festival Grants

Funder:  NSW – Family & Community Services

Grant Background: The NSW Seniors Festival will be held across NSW from 12–23 February 2020.

Grants are available for local councils and organisations to host a 2020 NSW Seniors Festival event. The festival will provide opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy and engaged in their local communities.

NSW Seniors Festival Grants support a range of programs and events, for example:

  • Events offering access to expert advice, information, tools and resources
  • Free samples of activities during NSW Seniors Festival
  • Opportunities to connect seniors with local organisations and services
  • Outdoor and physically active workshops

The grants will provide $200,000 to organisations and councils to host local festival events and activities.

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Community

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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