Latest Grants

Manufacturing
Business

Manufacturing Strategy – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project:

  • builds a better understanding of critical supply chains
  • works with industry to identify supply options to address vulnerabilities
  • addresses vulnerabilities identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan
  • incentivises Australian businesses to invest in capabilities through new equipment, technology, skills and processes.

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Community, Rural & Regional

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. 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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Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

Regional Tourism Activation Fund

Funder:  NSW – Regional Growth Fund

Grant Background: The NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports the development of unique and high impact tourism and events infrastructure that helps to boost local economies, create jobs and ensure visitors to regional NSW have unforgettable experiences that encourage repeat visitation. The Regional Tourism Activation Fund is also aiming to boost regional tourism and improve the visitor experience for people with disability in regional NSW by making funding available for:

  • the development of unique and high impact visitor experiences
  • visitor accessibility and inclusion enhancements.

Types of projects eligible for funding include:

  • construction of new tourism infrastructure and/or significant enhancements to existing infrastructure to create unique and high impact visitor experiences
  • upgrades and extensions to existing infrastructure to improve accessibility and inclusion linked to unique and high impact visitor experiences.

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Arts
Arts & Creative

Live Music Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.

The program will:

  • support the development, growth and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by increasing performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists
  • support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by building professional capacity within venues
  • support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.

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Community
Community

Safer Communities Fund – Round 6 – Infrastructure

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background:  This round of the Safer Communities Fund gives schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils grants of up to $500,000 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 the installation of security infrastructure such as:

  • 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
  • security doors.

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Heritage

National Cultural Heritage Account

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The National Cultural Heritage Account grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.

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Environmental

Bushfire Restoration Grants

Funder:  Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Grant Background: The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

Bushfire Recovery Project Goal: To plant one million trees in and around the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted areas in Qld, NSW, Vic, and SA by December 2024.

Goal of this Grant Round: To provide funds to support revegetation activities in and around bushfire impacted areas.

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Community
Community

NAB Foundation Community Grant

Funder:  National Australia Bank Foundation

Grant Background:  NAB Foundation Community Grants can help you safeguard your community with funding for projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters. They fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following:

  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

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Community
Community

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 categories:

  • Arts & Culture: up to $200,000 per project
  • Community Infrastructure: up to $200,000 per project
  • Disaster Readiness: up to $200,000 per project
  • Sport & Recreation: up to $300,000 per project

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Education

National Farm Safety Education Fund: Improving Farm Safety Practices

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver services under the National Farm Safety Education Fund Program from 2021 to 2023. Funding will be available to eligible organisations to support projects that result in improved farm safety outcomes nationally.

The objective of the grant opportunity is better and more effective communication to farmers and those that live and work on Australian farms and in related industries, to improve their understanding and take up of the behaviours and practices associated with farm safety.

The grant opportunity will support projects focused on education and capacity building in 2 priority areas:

  1. the next generation of farmers
  2. industry-endorsed training and continued learning.

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