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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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Arts & Creative

Individual Arts Project Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Individual Arts Project funding supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. It aims to deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW, contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector, and support the employment and development of professional NSW-based artists and arts/cultural workers.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including:

  • the creative development and/or public presentation of work(s), for example, literary works, music, dance or theatre pieces
  • commissioning professional artists – for example, a writer, composer, choreographer or visual artist – to develop a work for an event
  • partnerships (including those with the non-arts sector) to develop arts and culture in a specific region, Priority Area or artform/discipline
  • community collaborations involving professional artists, to develop skills, public performances, exhibitions or participatory events
  • research and/or development of creative/cultural projects that develop new skills and/or engage with new ways of working including new approaches to museum practice, including curated shows and engagement strategies
  • arts and cultural activities aimed at engaging young people, particularly students attending geographically and/or socio-economically disadvantaged schools
  • extending an artist’s practice, audiences or markets, including skills exchanges for workers developing and deepening audience engagement with arts and culture.

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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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National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2021-22 Focussed Competitive Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations will provide grants to develop, promote and strengthen understanding and engagement between Australia and China, including business and community stakeholders, in support of Australia’s national interests.

The objectives of the Foundation’s 2021-22 competitive grants program are:

  • Promoting connections and practical cooperation
  • Building understanding and exchange
  • Showcasing Australian excellence
  • Engaging Australia’s diverse communities

The Foundation invites applications that focus on the following key priority areas:

  • Supporting Chinese international students to connect more with the broader Australian community and improve their experience of studying in Australia, and support education connections.
  • Promoting engagement across Australia’s culturally and geographically diverse Chinese Australian communities to support connections that showcase Australian excellence or recognise the contributions of Chinese Australian communities to Australian society.
  • Fostering constructive engagement and cooperation between Australia and China on environmental management, climate change and the transition to low emissions technologies.

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Tech Science Communication
Business, Education

Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objectives of the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund are to:

  • improve the quality or quantity of cyber security professionals in Australia, including increasing the participation of women in cyber security
  • improve collaboration between industry and the education sector to build the quality and availability of cyber security professionals in Australia
  • support industry and academia to build Australia’s future pipeline of skilled cyber security professionals.

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Sea Country Indigenous Protected Areas Program Grant Opportunity

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: This grant opportunity seeks to increase the area of sea in Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) to strengthen the conservation and protection of the marine environment, while creating employment and economic opportunities for Indigenous Australians, particularly in remote regions. This will be achieved by developing new Sea Country IPAs and/or expanding the area of sea in existing dedicated IPAs. The program builds on the success of the existing Indigenous Protected Areas Program.

The grant opportunity is part of the Sea Country IPA Program. The objectives of the program are:

  • Protect, conserve and improve the condition of Australia’s marine environment and augment Australia’s National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas.
  • Assist Indigenous Australians to deliver environmental, cultural, social and economic outcomes through enhancing the capacity of Traditional Owners to effectively and sustainably manage their land and sea.
  • Enhance collaboration between Indigenous Australians, government and non-government stakeholders to support the conservation and sustainable management of Australia’s marine environment.

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Rural & Regional, Women

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Funder:  AgriFutures

Grant Background: The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women.  Each State and Territory Winner receives a bursary for their project, business or program, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

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Arts & Creative

Festivals Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a major new community resource.

Festivals Australia will:

  • provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia
  • support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector
  • encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration stream

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with:

  • business-to-business collaboration at their core and/or
  • business-to-research collaboration at their core.

This stream will catalyse long-term transformation in the National Manufacturing Priority areas. It will focus private and public investment to help create the environment and incentives for Australian manufacturers to:

  • collaborate
  • scale up
  • move towards higher value added activities
  • become more competitive.

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Business, Community

International Relations Grants Program Australia-ASEAN Council 2021

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs

Grant Background: The International Relations Grants Program aims to promote institutional, community and people connections and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals.

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • strengthened bilateral relationships in areas of mutual interest with particular countries and regions,
  • international networks, collaboration and connections between institutions and communities to build understanding, trust and influence,
  • enhanced Australian international reputation and reach through the promotion of our economic, creative and cultural, sporting, innovation and science, and education assets, and
  • increased understanding of Australians of the cultures and opportunities in each of these countries.

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