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Children & Youth, Community, Education

Online Safety Grants Program

Funder:  Australian Communications and Media Authority

Grant Background: The eSafety Commissioner’s Online Safety Grants Program is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

Grant funding is available to assist eligible non-government organisations deliver online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

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Rural and Regional
Rural & Regional

Regional Airports Programme

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Regional Airports Program provides grants to improve the safety and accessibility of airports and aerodromes in regional areas of Australia. It will support critical air infrastructure that will:

  • improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using regional airports or aerodromes
  • facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care and passenger air services
  • improve the connectivity of Australia’s regions to domestic and global market opportunities
  • meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services in the region

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Tech Science Communication

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Capability Centres Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Industry

Grant Background: The Artificial Intelligence and Digital Capability Centres grants will provide for the establishment of AI and digital capability centres to drive the adoption and use of AI technologies by Australian businesses.

The objectives of establishing these Capability Centres are to:

  • establish a ‘front door’ for SMEs to access capabilities, expertise and innovative technologies to adopt, adapt, test and deploy AI technologies
  • foster collaboration and connect SMEs with opportunities to lift productivity and drive commercialisation
  • coordinate and drive the growth of Australia’s AI ecosystem
  • lift SME capabilities so they can confidently adopt AI solutions.

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Health, Rural & Regional

Provider Capability for First Nations Australians in Rural and Remote Communities

Funder:  NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission

Grant Background: The Provider Capability for First Nations Australians in Rural and Remote Communities grant aims to build the capacity and cultural responsiveness of NDIS providers to support First Nations Australians with disability in rural and remote regions of Australia, including those with complex needs and/or behaviours of concern. This grant also aims to build provider capacity and capability to engage with First Nations Australians and provide access to more appropriate disability services within community or to assist them in returning to community.

The overarching objective of the grant is to build the capacity of providers to meet NDIS registration obligations and deliver culturally responsive supports for First Nations Australians (NDIS participants) in rural and remote communities.

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Aboriginal Affairs Cultural Grants Program

Funder:  NSW – Aboriginal Affairs

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program supports Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities.

The Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program has the following objectives:

  • support Aboriginal communities strengthen, protect, and maintain traditional and contemporary expressions of Aboriginal culture
  • support key contemporary Aboriginal cultural events and activities
  • contribute to Aboriginal community wellbeing and healing
  • facilitate sharing of Aboriginal cultural knowledge and skills between generations.

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Training and Support for NDIS Consumer Technical Experts

Funder:  NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission

Grant Background:  A consumer technical expert (CTE) is defined in the NDIS Guidelines 2018 as, ‘a person with disability who has the training, experience and skills to be involved in the audit team’. The NDIS Commission is focusing efforts to grow a suitably trained and skilled CTE workforce, delivering on the commitment to routinely include CTEs in AQA audit teams. This in turn will drive improvements in quality, safety, and innovation in the provision of NDIS services and supports to NDIS participants.

In particular, the NDIS Commission is interested in approaches that develop the capacity of people with disability to undertake CTE roles on audit teams of AQAs in accordance with the Guidelines, for the purposes of the Rules.

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Australia-Korea Foundation 2022-23 International Relations Grant

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Korea Foundation seeks to strengthen the Australia-Korea relationship in ways that enhance mutual understanding and people-to-people links.   

The objectives of the Australia-Korea Foundation grants program are:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context
  • increase Australia’s capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

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Children & Youth, Education, Rural & Regional

Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants 2022

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants 2022 aims 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 and ongoing impact on youth under 18 years of age, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, including girls, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and youth living in regional, rural and remote locations, people with disability and people from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Community Heritage Grants

Funder:  National Library of Australia

Grant Background: The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program supports community-based organisations to identify and care for Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.

Organisations progress through a three-stage journey to document their collection, identify collection care recommendations and with funding support, implement practical improvements and enhancements.  CHG projects also aim to build the collections management knowledge and skills and capacity of paid and volunteer staff to preserve, interpret and share valuable heritage collections with all Australians.

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Upskilling the Mental Health Workforce in Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Interventions

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Upskilling the Mental Health Workforce in Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Interventions grant opportunity is to improve access to free, high quality eating disorder care as an early intervention, or for people waiting for longer-term treatment. Staff at Australian Government funded mental health centres, including Head to Health and headspace centres, will be upskilled in evidence-based eating disorder interventions.

This grant opportunity will support access to workforce development and training opportunities, including those that can be provided through digital means.

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