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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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Technology
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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Business, Education, Rural & Regional

Journalist Fund Cadetship

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Journalist Fund Cadetship supports the provision of public interest journalism in regional Australia. The objective for this stream of the Journalist Fund is to support regional media organisations to hire new cadet journalists. A subsequent training stream will be released focusing on upskilling existing regional journalists.

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Children & Youth, Education

Early Childhood Development – EOI

Funder:  Ian Potter Foundation

Grant Background: The early years are a critical period for brain development.  Learning patterns are established at a young age and many students who start school behind, stay behind.  Nearly one quarter (22%) of Australian children are vulnerable on one or more developmental domains when they start school (Mitchell Institute 2014); they are commencing primary school already behind.

If a child does not learn to read by age eight, it is difficult for them to catch up (Pfost et al, 2014).  Early interventions are both cost-effective in that they reduce long-term costs to society, have the benefit of early mitigation of problems that can cause significant lifelong anguish and enhance the chances of our young people being good future citizens.

To improve learning and development outcomes for children this stream supports: innovative programs and sector initiatives in early childhood (0–8 years old) including, in particular, programs that recognise and foster parental engagement in their children’s learning and development.

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Education, Environmental

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants

Funder:  Landcare Australia

Grant Background: The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant is a great opportunity to secure funding for your school’s environmental project. These grants inspire kids from across the country to get hands-on with projects that focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats.

Since 2018, a total of 2,274 primary schools and early education centres across Australia received Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants, with approximately 200,000 students getting hands-on caring for the environment. If your school is ready to grow the next generation of environmental champions, we encourage you to apply for a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant for:

  • a habitat restoration project
  • planting a bush tucker garden
  • planting a vegetable garden
  • running a composting or recycling project.

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Children & Youth, Education

Summer Skills

Funder:  NSW – Education

Grant Background: Fee-free short courses for those aged 16-24. Get yourself a head start on some in-demand industries.

Be qualified to work in booming industries.

With the economy opening up, get the training you need to work in vibrant growth sectors such as hospitality, construction and agriculture.

Learn skills that give you a competitive edge – Take courses in business, information technology, hospitality and many more which will get you skills highly valued in the workplace.

Build your resume with accreditation – Learn skills for in-demand jobs, build your resume and join school leavers across NSW planning for their future.

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Children & Youth, Education

Youth Development Scholarships

Funder:  NSW – Communities & Justice

Grant Background: The NSW Department of Communities & Justice know there are many bright, ambitious students who want to excel in their studies. But focusing on school is not always easy, especially if you’re facing challenges with your health, caring duties, home life, or the cost of education and training.

They will be offering up to 1,200 scholarships to students enrolled in education or training in 2022. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses and secondary support services.

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Education

The Prime Minister’s Science Teaching Prize

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching. They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are 2 science teaching prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

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Science
Education

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements.

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally. 

There are 5 Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • Prize for New Innovators

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Children & Youth, Education

Career Needs For Young People

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants for up to 12 months to enhance partnerships with industry, employers and schools to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for young people not in education, employment or training
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of young people who are disengaged from education, employment or training
  • enhance partnerships between employers, training providers, schools and community organisations that assist disengaged young people into further learning and work, including jobs in demand.

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