Rural & regional
Community, Rural & Regional

Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Funder:  NSW – Crown Land

Grant Background: Crown land managers, reserve user groups, and all NSW showground managers are invited to apply for the 2021-22 Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF) Program.

The CRIF supports asset improvements on Crown reserves by providing funding for:

  • repairs and maintenance projects
  • pest and weed control
  • new recreational infrastructure

The CRIF provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year when the applications are open. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.

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Community
Community, Rural & Regional, Sport

Stronger Country Communities Fund

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by the NSW Government to deliver local projects that enhance the lives and wellbeing of regional communities.

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 deliver enhanced infrastructure and programs that remove barriers to female participation in sport across regional NSW.

There is a total of $100million available in Round Four, including up to $50million for projects that enhance female sporting facilities and increase female participation in sport in regional NSW. The remaining funding is available for other local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, and community programs and local events.

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Arts & Creative, Community

Indigenous Languages & Arts

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The overarching outcome of the Indigenous Languages & Arts Program is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts activities.

Grant funding allocated through the ILA Program supports three key outcomes:

  • the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to preserve and teach their culture through languages and arts
  • a strong sense of cultural identity and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which contributes to sustainable and strong communities
  • celebration and increased recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the wider Australian community

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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; 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; and 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: Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants: 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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Technology
Children & Youth, Community, Education

Online Safety Grants Program

Funder:  Australian Communications and Media Authority

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

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

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Community
Community

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
  • Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing;
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
  • Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
  • Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
  • Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
  • Enhancing places where communities gather;
  • Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
  • Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
  • Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.

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Rural & regional
Community, Education

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.

There are two types of sponsorships available through the Australian Geographic Society:

  • Project Sponsorships in four categories: science, environment, adventure, community.
  • Nancy Bird Walton Sponsorship for Female Adventurers: The funding is awarded to an Australian woman planning to undertake an adventurous pursuit. The recipient of the sponsorship will be chosen by a panel made up of female adventurers, members of Nancy Bird Walton’s family and representatives of the Australian Geographic Society. All Australian female adventurers are eligible to apply for this grant.

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Drought - cracked earth
Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together – EOI

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.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Applications received must address at least one of the following Program Objectives:

  1. Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  2. Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  3. Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  4. 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
  5. Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

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A tennis racket and ball lay on a clay court next to some white lines on the court
Community, Sport

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.

An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.

Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.

An AED package will include:

  • An AED
  • AED familiarisation instruction (within 28 days of delivery)
  • A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance

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Community, Rural & Regional

Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) 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.

The third round of the program is open to 38 eligible communities impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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