Rural & Remote
Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together – Expression of Interest

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.

Projects must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal examples of what could be funded.

  1. Building community resilience
  2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
  3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
  4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
  5. Lifelong learning and education
  6. Economic strength
  7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Community, Rural & Regional

Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Funder:  NSW Crown Lands

Grant Background: The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program (CRIFP) supports Crown land managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.

The CRIFP provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year.

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Community
Community

Covid-19 Community Boost Grant

Funder:  AMP

Grant Background: The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help Australian non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities.

The COVID-19 Community Boost grants are designed to support Australian non-profit organisations  impacted by the pandemic – either through increased demand for their services or by having to adapt to delivering community support in the new operating environment.

Funding can be used for a range of COVID-19 response initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, providing new approaches to health and wellbeing as well as alternative access to education, the arts and technology in these challenging times.

These capacity-building grants can help backfill volunteer roles with paid staff, upgrade technology to service new ways of working, provide staples to those not eligible for government support, and more.

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Community
Community

Community Building Partnerships Grant

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

There is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably.

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities— the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs— the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation— the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity— the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

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Community
Community

Sponsorships Solved

Funder:  Budget Direct

Grant Background: Striving to make a difference in your local community but need a financial leg-up?

Budget Direct are strong believers in supporting local communities.

Not only do they give in the places they work, they also want to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods.

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Outback road
Community

Driver Reviver Site Upgrades

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Australian Government has committed to providing $8 million in capped grants (over two years) to help upgrade the existing Driver Reviver locations nation-wide to improve amenity and to provide for new equipment, as well as to support the establishment of new sites.

Round 1 of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades program will provide $3 million in grants for site owners to purchase mobile variable messaging signage to raise awareness of all active Driver Reviver sites.

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Energy
Community

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant is to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies.

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

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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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Disability
Community, Heritage

Individual Capacity Building (ICB) Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

 Grant Background:  The Individual Capacity Building Program aims to ensure:

  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:
    • skills and capacity
    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act
    • participation and contribution to community.
  • Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) and Families Organisations (FOs) are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:
    • improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

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