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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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Agriculture, Education

AgriFutures-Horizon Scholarship

Funder:  AgriFutures Australia

Scholarship Background: AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.

Suitable degrees include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Rural Science
  • Livestock/Animal Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food Security
  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:

  • A bursary for the final two years of your degree
  • Professional development workshops
  • Annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
  • Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

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NSW Women’s Week Grants 2022

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations and local councils within NSW to apply for a grant to hold events and activities that celebrate women during NSW Women’s Week between 7-13 March 2022.

NSW Women’s Week provides local organisations with an opportunity to give back by delivering education, mentoring and participation activities that benefit local women and girls. Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods.

Events must promote at least one of the three priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which include women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

  1. Economic opportunity and advancement
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Participation and empowerment

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Community, Education

National Science Week 2022

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The National Science Week Grants 2022 provides individuals and organisations with support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week 2022.

National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week 2022 will be held 13-21 August 2022. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

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Community, Health, Women

2021 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state.

Projects the NSW Government is looking to fund:

  • promotional events for awareness of domestic and family violence. Past successful community events have included walks, candlelight vigils, and community information days;
  • projects that reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women,
  • collaborations with local groups, organisations – including men’s organisations – and schools in leading efforts for change, and
  • educational and awareness raising resources, print information booklets, promotional brochures and posters about domestic and family violence and/or local services.

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Education, Women

Boosting the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Boosting the Next Generation of Women in STEM program will provide funding to a single delivery partner to manage 500 university scholarships to women who are re-training, seeking higher qualifications, or undertaking study after a break from either study or the workforce.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will:

  • increase participation of women in STEM tertiary education to increase re-training, seeking higher qualifications, or undertaking study
  • support women to build skillsets sought by industry to foster the next wave of mentors and role-models, and support re-entry into the workforce
  • increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

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Arts & Creative, Community, Rural & Regional

Aboriginal Benefits Grant

Funder:  Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Trust

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

They are most interested in applications for projects:

  • aimed at benefiting rural, regional or remote communities
  • that would typically ‘fall through the cracks’ because they are not eligible for government funding
  • with staged development, for example, deliverables funded in year 1 with scope for additional deliverables with additional funding over year 2-3 subject to progress

$ Available: From $5 000-$20 000 per year.

Eligibility:  The ABF only supports organisations or companies endorsed as a “Deductible Gift Recipient” (DGR). Evidence of this is a requirement for receiving their grants.

Key Dates: Closes on 1 September 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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National Careers Institute Partnership Grant

Funder:  Federal – Education

Scholarship Background: The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants to assist organisations to deliver innovative career guidance services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, locally based, personalised career guidance
  • demonstrate the value of career guidance to those seeking to re-enter the workforce, change or further develop their careers, primary school students and students in years 7 to 10
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career guidance
  • develop and deliver innovative locally based approaches to delivering career guidance services.

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Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Funder:  NSW – Education

Scholarship Background: Scholarships are available to assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:

  • hardship in their personal circumstances
  • aptitude for vocational education and training that leads to successful completion of their trade training
  • a positive attitude and application in workplace and off-the-job training.

Scholarships are open to NSW registered apprentices in both metropolitan and country areas, including school based apprentices.

There will be a maximum of 100 Scholarships awarded in 2021, including up to 27 Scholarships for Indigenous Apprentices under the Western Sydney City Deal and up to 10 for apprentices who have completed one of the ‘Fit For Work’ programs under the NSW Police Commissioner’s RISEUP strategy.

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Children & Youth, Community, Education

Online Safety Grants Program

Funder:  Australian Communications and Media Authority

Grant Background: The Online Safety Grants Program, led by the eSafety Commissioner, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

Grant funding is available to non-government organisations (NGOs) that deliver online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

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