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Community, Health

Disability, Mental Health and Carers: National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Disability, Mental Health and Carers program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity that are expected to be achieved by funding conference organisers are:

  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of attending disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

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Community

Harcourt Foundation Grant

Funder:  Harcourt Foundation

Grant Background: The Harcourt Foundation provides support that helps, grows, and enriches communities. They have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

In the event that they receive more applications that meet the criteria than they have funds available, they will prioritise those applicants which demonstrate their grant will have the widest community impact.

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Community

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital Grants

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

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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.

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

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background:  The Safer Communities Fund Round 5 Infrastructure grants provide schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

Project activities can include:

  • Infrastructure activities, such as installing:
    • fixed or mobile CCTV cameras
    • security lighting
    • fencing and gates
    • bollards
    • external blast walls and windows
    • security and alarm systems
    • public address systems
    • intercoms and swipe access.
  • Employing or hiring security guards, licensed by the relevant state or territory agency, for schools or preschools.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • create jobs
  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future

For Round 4 there is a total of $200 million available to support drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • create jobs
  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future

For Round 4 there is a total of $200 million available to support drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

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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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Arts & Creative, Community, Sport

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation

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Community

Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund Phase Two

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background:  The Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund is designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma in Australia by increasing awareness, education and collaboration in the Australian community.

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