Community, Health

National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2022–23. The NDCI is delivered as part of the activities supporting the aims in Australia’s Disability Strategy and assists in delivering improved outcomes for people with disability and their carers.

This grant opportunity provides grants to conference organisers to assist 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.

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Community, Health

National Suicide Prevention Leadership & Support

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program is designed to achieve the Australian Government’s commitment to working towards zero suicides and reducing suicidal behaviour across the Australian population. This Grant Opportunity will provide funding for a range of activities aimed at reducing suicide deaths and suicidal behaviour across the Australian population and particularly among at risk populations and communities.

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Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants 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 and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community
  • increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community to engage in social and community activities and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Stronger Communities Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Round 7 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

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Agriculture, Community

Special Disaster Grants – NSW Storms & Floods – February & March 2021

Funder:  NSW – Rural Assistance Authority (RAA)

Grant Background:  In response to the storm and flood events that occurred across NSW from 19 February and 10 March, the RAA is delivering three programs to support the recovery of primary producers. The Special Disaster Assistance Grant will assist with costs associated with the immediate clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.

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Community, Environmental

Preparing Australian Communities

Funder:  National Recovery & Resilience Agency

Grant Background:  The Preparing Australia Program will support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards. There is $150 million available from 2021–22 to 2024–25 for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the Preparing Australia Program are to:

  • improve the long-term resilience of Australian communities and households to natural hazards including bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones
  • deliver disaster risk reduction projects that reduce hazard exposure or vulnerability and are aligned with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

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Business, Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Remanufacture NSW – Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund

Funder:  NSW – Planning & Environment

Grant Background: A key target of the 2019 National Waste Policy Action Plan (the National Action Plan) is to achieve an 80% average resource recovery rate of all waste streams following the waste hierarchy by 2030. To achieve this target, the National Action Plan recognises that regional and remote areas require better access to waste management and processing.

To help reach this target the Australian and NSW Governments will co-fund projects that increase the sorting, processing, and manufacturing or remanufacturing capacity of regional and remote locations. The areas of interest for this funding are all non-metro areas falling under the ABS classifications of inner and outer regional, remote and very remote areas.

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Social Sector Support Fund

Funder:  NSW – Communities & Justice

Grant Background:  The Support Fund aims to help eligible charities and not-for-profits (NFPs) in the social, health, disability and animal welfare service sectors to:

  • continue to deliver services to the community amid increased demand during COVID-19 outbreaks and as we come out of lockdowns
  • retain their workforce and address staffing needs over the remainder of 2021.

The Support Fund is targeted at organisations where COVID-19 has led to either increased demand for services, reduced revenue or disrupted staffing, and the organisation isn’t receiving either.

Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) will deliver Support Fund grants flexibly to ensure charities and NFPs are supported through COVID-19 restrictions and recovery, and can continue to provide services to vulnerable people and communities in NSW.

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National Australia Day Grant – 2022

Funder:  National Australia Day Council

Grant Background:  Applications for the National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) Australia Day 2022 Community Events Grants program are now open, for you deliver an event that gives your community the opportunity to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day.

Australia’s local government and community sectors play a vital role in Australia Day, delivering hundreds of events from Welcomes to Country to citizenship ceremonies, from morning teas to multicultural festivals.

Australia Day event hosts can apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use the National Australia Day Council’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ branding. Applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to incorporate activities that reflect and respect the history of local indigenous people and celebrate their culture will be eligible to apply for an additional $10,000.

Applicants will need to detail how they plan to display Australia Day-branded ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ promotional material and collateral. They will also need to provide information on how the event will comply with the state’s COVIDSafe regulations and have contingency plans should public health restrictions prevent in-person events on Australia Day 2022.

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