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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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Arts & Creative, Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

RAF Cultural Tourism Accelerator

Funder: Federal – Regional Arts

Grant Background: The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia. The program will increase tourism visitation in regional, rural and remote communities across Australia by providing financial support for arts and cultural activity. The program recognises that the cultural and creative industries play a critical role in contributing to the creativity, diversity and prosperity of Australia’s regional and rural economy.

The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program aims to:

  • Support place-based programs to increase visitation
  • Build consumer confidence and activate engagement
  • Drive engagement across communities and between regions
  • Support sector-led responses.

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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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Community

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme

Funder:  Federal – Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program aims to:

  • preserve Australia’s wartime heritage;
  • involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and
  • promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants: Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants: Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

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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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Disability
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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Arts & Creative

Indigenous Contemporary Music

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Indigenous Contemporary Music program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. It provides opportunities and skills to develop ongoing income and employment pathways in the music industry.

The program will fund Indigenous-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

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Community
Business, Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund

Funder:  Destination NSW

Grant Background: The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for Regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and business events for their future.

The four streams of the program are:

  1. Creation of a New Business Event
  2. Attraction of an Existing Business Event
  3. Support for an Existing Business Event
  4. Support for a Business Event Project

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Environmental, Rural & Regional

Recycling Modernisation Fund

Funder: Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Recycling Modernisation Fund aims to address waste infrastructure gaps in regional and remote areas of Australia. Managing waste in regional and remote locations presents a range of additional challenges including isolation through seasonal weather changes and a lack of connection to major roads or towns. These challenges mean that regional and remote areas often lack kerbside waste collection and access to recycling and remanufacturing centres.

A key target of the 2019 National Waste Policy Action Plan  is to achieve an 80 per cent average resource recovery rate from all waste streams following the waste hierarchy by 2030. The National Action Plan recognises that to achieve this target, regional and remote areas require better access to waste management and processing capabilities.

To help reach this target, the Australian Government will co-fund additional projects under RMF that increase the sorting, processing, and manufacturing or remanufacturing capacity of regional and remote locations.

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Arts
Arts & Creative

Annual Arts Organisation Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Annual Arts Organisation funding is provided to support arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations) to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities. Funding can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program throughout a single calendar or financial year.

It aims to:

  • increase access by and engagement of diverse audiences and artists
  • improve the quality and excellence of arts and culture in NSW
  • ensure the best practice and sustainability of arts and cultural organisations.

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