Grants

RDA Tropical North collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

COVID-19
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Australian Communities Foundation Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to register their COVID-19-related funding needs so that philanthropic funders can understand the granting opportunities available and respond to the critical needs of the sector. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Dept of Health – Home Care Packages Program COVID-19 Vaccination Support The purpose of the Home Care Packages Program COVID-19 Vaccination Support Grant (Grant) is to provide additional support to Home Care Package (HCP) providers to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in the home care workforce and provide accurate reports on the vaccination status of the workforce to the Australian Government. From $5,000.00 to $48,000.00 28 Jan 2022
Australian Government – Dept of Home Affairs – Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment The purpose of the grant is to provide lump sum financial assistance to limit the financial hardship for eligible individuals who are unable to earn an income having been informed by a health official in the state they live and/or work to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Dept of Home Affairs – Covid-19 Disaster Payment The purpose of the grant is to provide lump sum financial assistance to limit the financial hardship for eligible individuals who are unable to work and earn an income in an area under a state public health order for a lockdown that is greater than seven days and is a determined Commonwealth hotspot. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Show Starter Loan Scheme The Show Starter Loan Scheme is supporting up to $90 million of lending to eligible existing arts and entertainment entities that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Under the Scheme, the Government is guaranteeing 100% of new loans taken out by eligible arts and entertainment businesses to deliver new productions or events for a live audience. Loans are provided by participating lenders. Various Loan Amounts Ongoing
Australian Government – Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – COVID-19 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 3)

The LRCI Program Phase 3 will run from 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2023. The Program was announced as part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget.

The LRCI Program Phase 3 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.

The scope of LRCI Program Phase 3 supports a broad range of Eligible Projects so communities can fund the infrastructure that they need, support businesses and create employment opportunities across their communities.

The objective of the LRCI Program Phase 3 is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.

From $19,912.00 to $23,420,007.00 30 June  2023
Australian Government – Services Australia – Covid-19 Disaster Payment

This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 state public health order. This may involve a lockdown, hotspot or movement restrictions.

How much you can get will depend on your location and your individual circumstances.

Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Support for Business

Several packages and initiatives have already been launched by the Government.   This will continue to change and evolve as the impacts change and evolve.  To date the following has been implemented.  Follow the link for further information and resources during this fast-changing environment.

  • Financial support for small business
  • Financial support for employers
  • Support for your industry
  • Support for indigenous business
  • Business resources
  • Top questions from business owners
Various Ongoing
Australian Government – SME Guarantee Scheme; Supporting the flow of credit

Under the Scheme, the Government is guaranteeing 50 per cent of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs. The Scheme has enhanced lenders’ willingness and ability to provide credit, supporting many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus.

The initial phase of the Scheme remains available for new loans made by participating lenders until 30 September 2020. The second phase of the Scheme will start on 1 October 2020 and will be available for loans made until 30 June 2021.

Various Ongoing
IBA – Indigenous Business Australia IBA has a new Indigenous Business Relief Package for all Indigenous businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including non-IBA customers.  Package includes Business Impact Analysis or Working capital assistance. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government – Arts Queensland – Independent Creation Fund Provides support to Queensland small to medium arts and cultural organisations; Producers and performing arts venues to employ independent artists and arts workers to deliver new projects. Applications can support either early career or established arts and arts workers, employed to deliver a performance outcome. This program acknowledges the continuing impacts of COVID-19 and builds on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package. Uptpo $40,000 17 Jan 2021
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Response Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs – Queensland Government Economic Recovery Strategy (Stage Two)
Queensland Government – Office of State Revenue – Payroll Tax Relief 

You may be eligible for one or more of a range of payroll tax relief measures as a result of the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Small and Medium Business:  (Payroll up to $6.5m) will be eligible for:-

  • A two-month refund of payroll tax, giving an average of nearly $9,000 cash;
  • A three-month payroll tax holiday, saving an average of $13,360;
  • In addition, they will be eligible to defer all payroll tax payments for the rest of 2020.

Large Business:  (Payroll over $6.5 million) will be eligible for:-

  • A two-month payroll tax refund and have their deferral extended for all of 2020.

This means no Queensland business impacted by COVID-19 will have to make a payroll tax payment this year.

n/a n/a
Queensland Government Industry Support Package – Large Business This will assist large businesses through this period to ensure they will be able to scale up and servcie the community when economic activity improves.  For further details on the Industry Support Package, email COVID19ISP@treasury.gov.au n/a n/a
Queensland Government – $2.5 billion for Workers and Industry The worker and industry support package includes: Up to $500 million to assist workers who lose their job or income with retraining, job-matching and other help to transition into jobs in the industries that are vital to get Queensland through this crisis – such as health care, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government – Immediate Industry Recovery Package

A $27.25 million package has been announced to provide immediate assistance to help Queensland manage the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

A broad range of initiatives are available to assist and support business.  It also promotes Queensland through marketing and media activities; and provides counselling and support to businesses and students.  Follow the link for further information and resources during this fast-changing environment.

  • Jobs Support Loans;  The loan facility will comprise of low interest loans of up to $250K for carry on finance with an initial 12 month interest free period.
  • Support for small and medium business;  financial workshops, mentoring and a dedicated business a hotline to build resilience, grow and succeed.
  • Payroll Tax Support; you may be able to apply for a relief package to defer lodging.
  • Tourism and Hospitality providers:  waiving of some application fees, renewal fees, daily fees, rebates and deferral of tourism rent payments.
  • Support for fisheries including tropical rock lobster industry.
  • Support for exporters;  $1.1 million ‘Market Ready’ initiative will provide tailored export advice to SMEs on leveraging opportunities in the Chinese online market.
Various Ongoing
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Relief for the Exploration Sector Temporary relief packages and recovery measures for the exploration sector have been put in place in response to COVID-19.  Assistance measures include rent waiver for holders of exploration permits, removal of some application fees and several industry development initiatives have been fast-tracked.  Full details are available via the website. Various Various
Queensland Government – COVID Works for Queensland program

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, on 19 May 2020 the Premier announced $200 million for a COVID Works for Queensland (2020–21 COVID W4Q) program, to be delivered during 2020–21.

The $200 million 2020–21 COVID W4Q program is available to all Queensland councils and is to be used to support the delivery of job creating new infrastructure, maintenance or minor works projects, including the bring-forward of planned/budgeted maintenance or capital works, that are focused on essential services, economic development and community wellbeing outcomes.

Various
Queensland Government – Covid-19 Marine Tourism Assistance (Round Two)

The COVID-19 Marine Tourism Assistance Scheme Round 2 supports marine tourism vessel operators that have suffered losses of income due to the impacts of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The scheme assists marine tourism businesses by offsetting berthing fees from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, at privately-owned or privately-operated marinas in eligible local government areas.

Eligible local government areas are Bundaberg, Burdekin, Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Cook, Douglas, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Hinchinbrook, Isaac, Livingstone, Mackay, Townsville and Whitsunday.

From 30 August 2021, Marine tourism operators affected by the July – August 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns can apply for up to a maximum $20,000 per applicant, to help offset berthing fees.

Unlike the COVID-19 Marine Tourism Rebate program (Round 1) delivered in 2020, applicants are not required to pay marine fees in advance.

$20,000

Closing once allocated

(Open 1 Sept 2021)

Agriculture / Farming / Forestry / Fishing
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries  (QLD) Drought Relief Assistance Scheme Up to $40,000 Ongoing
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – AgUP Program – 2022

Inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to contribute towards outcomes under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Outcome 3 – More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives that promote better resource management practices, innovation, self-reliance and improved access to international markets commencing in the 2021–22 financial year.

The AgUP grant program provides grants to co-fund industry-led (agriculture, fisheries and forestry) initiatives aimed at supporting jobs and retaining the Australian workforce by building skills, establishing and enhancing career progression pathways and mentoring opportunities. The grants will support initiatives that encourage the development of innovative approaches to career progression and support the retention and sustainability of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector workforce.

Undisclosed

20 Jan 2022

 

Round One

Dept of Home Affairs – Disaster Assist – Tropical Cyclone Niran

Tropical Cyclone Niran and associated low pressure system: 25 February – 3 March 2021
​Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The joint Australian, state and territory governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) provide a range of financial assistance to the natural disaster-declared areas in each state or territory.

For tropical cyclone Niran which impacted parts of North Queensland from 25 February 2021, the available assistance measures include:

Counter disaster operations in the six (6) local government areas of:
Burdekin
Cairns
Cassowary Coast
Hinchinbrook
Palm Island
Yarrabah

Up to $25,000
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support, Grant Round 2021-22 and 2022-23

Funding will be provided to organisations for activities that best contribute to delivery of the following Program outcomes:

-a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
-the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.

$5,000.00 to $80,000.00 20 Dec 2021
Arts and Events
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Australian Council for the Arts Various grants with the Australian Council for the Arts Various Ongoing
Arts Queensland Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Arts Queensland – Independent Creation Fund Provides support to Queensland small to medium arts and cultural organisations; Producers and performing arts venues to employ independent artists and arts workers to deliver new projects. Applications can support either early career or established arts and arts workers, employed to deliver a performance outcome. This program acknowledges the continuing impacts of COVID-19 and builds on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package. Upto $40,000 17 Jan 2021
Arts Queensland – Live Music Support program

Offers grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021, building on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package.

This program acknowledges the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on the financial viability of live music venues, and the importance of music venues for Queensland communities, artists, and the economy.

$100,000 to $380,000 6 Dec 2021
Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Business Events Grants

Australian Government announced it would provide $50 million to create the Business Events Grants program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The program will be administered through the Australian Government’s Business Grants Hub, with guidelines developed in consultation with the government and industry stakeholders.

It will empower not only the business events sector, where the required cancellation of events due to COVID-19 has seen a near 100 per cent loss of revenue, but also the broader business community by stimulating high value, multi-day business to business events across multiple sectors of the economy.

Various

Current Round Closed 30 March 2021

Grant will re-open with updated Guidelines

Cairns Regional Council Art and Cultural In-Kind Assistance Grant Up to $5,000 in-kind Ongoing

 

Dept of Veterans Affairs – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country 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. $10,000 to $150,000 8 Feb 2022
Office for the Arts

Various Australian Government funding opportunties from Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Currently open but not limited to below.  Follow the link for full current listings.

  • Arts Sustainability Fund
  • Australian Lending Right Schemes
  • Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE)
  • Indigneous Languages and Arts program
  • Show Starter Loan Scheme
  • National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program
  • Indigenous Contemporary Music
  • Festivals Australia
  • Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program
  • Visions Australia
  • Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program
  • Live Music Australia
  • Community Heritage Grants
  • Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme
  • National Cultural Heritage Account
Various Various
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia  Performer’s Trust Foundation Grants Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Enterprise Business & Ideas funding $200,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Enterprise People funding Up to $140,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Generate Development funding Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Australia  Premium Development funding Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Australia Screen Story Development Fund Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Queensland Screen Development Investment Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Screen Queensland Production Attraction Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Business / Industry Development / Innovation / Start Up / Employment / Social Enterprise
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
Closing
Advance Queensland Life Sciences Catalyst.    Help to accelerate the development of start-ups and SMEs. It provides them with opportunities at all stages of the innovation spectrum and aims to create a unique roadmap with a customised solution for each new idea.  The program, funded by the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative, is open to regional and south-east Queensland start-ups and SMEs in the life sciences sectors that aim to help feed, fuel and heal the world. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education, Skills and Employment

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness.

The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices.

The Program links into the industries and occupations traditionally associated with the apprenticeship system.

In addition, the Program targets a broad range of traineeships and apprenticeships in new and emerging industries especially where future skills shortages are projected.

Ongoing Ongoing
Business Queensland – Collaborative Exploration Initiative

This round will support existing explorers across Queensland (excluding Brisbane and Gold Coast regions) and will include non-drilling activities such as:

  • geophysics
  • geochemistry and other surveys
  • re-analysis of historical samples to include a full suite of elements
  • machine learning trials.

Up to $20,000

Round Six

13 Dec 2021
Business.gov.au – Incubator Support – Expert in Residence Incubator Support – Expert in Residence provides incubators with funding to gain new skills and expertise and help start-ups to succeed in international markets. $5,000 to $100,000 Currently closed
Business Queensland Small Business Grants Schedule Various Ongoing
Business Queensland Business Growth Fund $50,000 Currently Open
Business Queensland – Collaborative Exploration Grants

This round will support existing explorers across Queensland (excluding Brisbane and Gold Coast regions) and will include non-drilling activities such as:

-geophysics
-geochemistry and other surveys
-re-analysis of historical samples to include a full suite of elements
-machine learning trials.

Upto $200,000 13 Dec 2021
Business Queensland Research and Development Tax Incentive Subject to activity Ongoing
Business Queensland

The Queensland Government is delivering a range of programs to support Queenslanders and businesses whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the support for jobseekers can be found on the Queensland Government website, with information for businesses available on the Business Queensland website.

$20,000 Youth Boost;  Supporting your decision to hire an eligible young unemployed Queenslander
$20,000 Apprentice and Trainee Boost; Supporting your decision to employ an eligible apprentice or trainee
$15,000 Employer Support;  Supporting your decision to employ an eligible unemployed jobseeker.

Various Undisclosed
Dept of Education, Skills and Employment New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Various Ongoing
Dept of Employment, Skills and Employment – JobActive

Your business may be able to get up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) when you hire an eligible new employee who is either:

15 – 24 years of age
an Indigenous Australian
50 years of age and over
Your business may be able to get up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) when you hire an eligible new employee who is either:

25 – 29 years of age
a principal carer parent
a person registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more
Wage subsidies are paid by your employment services provider to your business over six months. You can set the payment schedule to suit your needs.

$6,500 to $10,000
Dept of Employment, Small Business and Training – Travel Subsidy Providing travel and accommodation subsidy to eligible apprentices and trainees, who are required to travel at least 100 kmss return to attend off-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship. Various Ongoing
Dept of Employment, Small Business and Training – Back To Work The Queensland Government has announced up to $140 million over four years for a revitalised Back to Work program. Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market. The revitalised Back to Work program is now available. Employers may still make an application under the current Back to Work program if they employed their eligible employee up to and including 30 June 2021. Various Various
Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2021-22 Focussed Competitive Grants Program

The Foundation 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 Focussed Competitive Grants Program are:

  • Promoting connections and practical cooperation
  • Building understanding and exchange
  • Showcasing Australian excellence
  • Engaging Australia’s diverse communities
From $20,000.00 to $500,000.00 6  Dec 2021
Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-India Council 2021/22 Grant Round

The Australia-India Council (AIC) seeks to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

The AIC is looking for high quality applications that foster ground-breaking collaboration, catalyse positive bilateral engagement and improve perceptions in both directions.

$25,000.00 to $250,000.00 12 Jan 2022
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market. Matched to
$1 million
Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme
Accelerating Commercialization / Business Management / Incubator Support / Innovation Connections
Various Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Incubator Support Initiative Incubator Support – Expert in Residence supports incubators to increase their capabilities and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets by organising and providing access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Incubator Support Initiative Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, through:  delivering high quality services to start-ups to improve their chances of commercial success in international markets including partnering with first-generation migrant and refugee support organisations to assist migrant and refugee founders to establish their business both nationally and internationally assisting start-ups with a regional focus to expand and scale their business. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative provides businesses with funding to solve government challenges using innovative approaches and technologies. This round will focus on the Automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations (AMR) scheme.

Challenges
The current Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupation Registration (AMR) Challenges are:

Challenge 1 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions
Challenge 2 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions for the building and construction industries
Challenge 3 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions for security, property, transport and liquor and gaming industries
Challenge 4 – Improving uptake of the opportunities available through the Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupation Registration (AMR).

From $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 30 Nov 2021
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund

This fund aims to support projects which can help to grow a skilled workforce. It is part of the Cyber Security National Workforce Growth Program which is part of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

We expect the types of projects that will be competitive for this funding will include collaborations between organisations such as industry associations and other bodies including:

  • higher education and vocational education providers
  • secondary schools
  • local and state governments
  • businesses.
From $250,000.00 to $3,000,000.00

6 Dec 2021

Round Two

Dept of Trade, Business and Innovation NT Welcome to the Territory Incentives Undisclosed Ongoing
English Family Foundation Igniter Fund – Supporting Social Enterprise Changemakers Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Funding to develop and advance hydrogen hub concepts to investment ready projects

The Hydrogen Hub Development grant is one component of the Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry – Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program. It’s an important part of growing Australia’s hydrogen industry- external site under the National Hydrogen Strategy- external site.

The intended outcomes of the program are to make progress towards:

  • making clean hydrogen available for domestic and export use
  • establishing domestic clean hydrogen supply chains
  • establishing clean hydrogen export pathways
  • supporting existing industry to use clean hydrogen
  • creating new industry being built around clean hydrogen availability in a local area
  • creating new regional jobs and increased capability of local workforce
  • reducing the cost of clean hydrogen production.
Matched grant funding from $500,000 to $3 million. 22 Nov 2021
Office of Northern Australia – Northern Australia Development Program – Business Development Grant Opportunity

The Business Development Grant Opportunity is part of the Northern Australia Development Program which focuses on economic diversification and job creation through support for scaling up and growing businesses, including Indigenous businesses, in Northern Australian communities.

The program has 2 elements:

  • grant opportunities, including Business Development Grants and Industry Transformation Grants
  • Business Advisory services, which give access to advice and services to build and strengthen businesses.

Funding for small to medium enterprises in Northern Australia, including Indigenous businesses, to create jobs and strengthen business capability and resilience through diversifying or scaling up their business and increasing turnover and profitability.

Upto 50%  matched funding

 

Between $50,000 to
$2 million

Round 1
10 Dec 2021

Applications remain open

Office of Northern Australia – Northern Australia Development Program – Industry Transformation Grant Opportunity

The Industry Transformation Grant Opportunity is part of the Northern Australia Development Program which focuses on economic diversification and job creation through support for scaling up and growing businesses, including Indigenous businesses, in Northern Australian communities.

The program has 2 elements:

  • grant opportunities, including Business Development Grants and Industry Transformation Grants
  • Business Advisory services, which give access to advice and services to build and strengthen businesses.

Upto 50% matched funding

Between $3 million and
$10 million

Round 1
10 Dec 2021

Applications remain open

Westpac – Grants for Social Enterprises Future social enterprise grants will be by invitation only as Westpac currently have multi-year commitments to over 17 employment based social enterprises. We welcome potential funders and organisations who are interested in helping these social enterprises scale to create more employment and training opportunities for vulnerable Australians. Undisclosed Ongoing
Community Services & Development
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
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Attorney-General’s Dept – Legal assistance for people engaging with the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

The National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (National Commissioner) has been established to inquire into suicides of serving and former Australian Defence Force members.

The Australian Government is funding legal financial assistance to individuals and entities to assist with meeting the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with engaging with the National Commissioner.

$2,188,000 available Ongoing
Attorney-General’s Dept – Legal assistance for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021. The Australian Government is funding a legal financial assistance scheme to assist individuals and entities to meet the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with formally engaging with the Royal Commission. $8,440,000 available 30 June 2023
 Attorney-General’s Dept Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP)
The objectives of the Grants is to fund suitable activities that relate to, or assist with, the pursuit of an equitable and accessible system of federal civil justice.
$20,00 to $900,000 Ongoing
Attorney-General’s Dept Financial Legal Assistance Schemes Undisclosed Ongoing
Attorney-General’s Dept Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme Undisclosed Ongoing
Australian – ASEAN Council Grants

The Australia-ASEAN Council 2021 Grants Round supports continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Southeast Asia during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

The grant round enables opportunities through online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19.

Undisclosed
BankWest Foundation Easy Grants – Various Up to $1,000 Ongoing
Cairns Regional Council

Community Grants – Various

  • Arts and Cultural
  • Events
  • Regional Events
  • Community Events, Activiteis, Projects and Grants
  • Major Tourism Events
  • Sports Tourism and Recreation
  • Go Clubs
  • Sustainability
Various Ongoing
Cook Shire Council Community, Sponsorship, In-Kind Support program Up to $3,000 Ongoing
Cowboys Leagues Club Donations and Community Requests Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs – Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) program is an annual program that provides funding towards multicultural events and projects that engage people from culturally diverse backgrounds and the wider community, to contribute to building an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

The term CALD generally refers to Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural groups other than the English-speaking Anglo-Saxon majority. This program has a focus on social and economic inclusion for Queenslanders from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, as well as distinct cultural groups such as Australian South Sea Islanders.

In 2021-22, the CMQ program will deliver two funding rounds:

Multicultural Events — This funding round for events to be delivered in 2022 (calendar year) closed on 12 September 2021.

Multicultural Projects — This funding round for projects to be delivered from 1 July 2022 is currently open and will close on 10 December 2021.

10 Dec 2021
Dept of Communities, Disability, Services and Seniors (QLD) Financial assistance is available for people in disaster declared areas to help repair their homes and make them secure and safe to live in. Up to $14,685 Ongoing
Dept of Defence – Family Support Funding Program (FSFP)

The Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) provides grant funding to community organisations who can deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in.

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment and ability to deliver local community programs or projects in line with the aims of the program, with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community. FSFP is an annual grant program.

From $5,000 to $75,000 3 Dec 2021

Dept of Defence – 2022/23 Army History Research Grants Scheme

supports and encourages research into the Australian Army’s history and development both on operations and during peace. Since its inception, the Scheme has supported over 300 researchers and has a strong record of accomplishment in delivering unique research that promotes and contributes to a deeper understanding of Army’s history.

$15,000.00 to $45,000.00 28 Jan 2022
Dept of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

The Resources Community Infrastructure Fund is a voluntary partnership between government and the resources industry and seeks to support infrastructure that is in addition to existing planned State and resource company funded community infrastructure.

The $100 million fund has been established by a voluntary partnership between coal and mineral companies through the Queensland Resources Council and the Queensland Government. The resources industry will be contributing $70 million and the State contributing $30 million.

The fund will be available to eligible communities to further develop their economic and social infrastructure to access services that meet resource community needs and maximise and enhance community wellbeing.

Undisclosed

Currently Closed

Expected new Round to be available in November

Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran and Community Grants Up to $50,000 Ongoing
Ecstra Financial Capability Open Grants
Ecstra’s purpose is “to equip Australians with the support and access to resources they need to make confident money decisions now, and for their financial future.
Up to $3,000 Ongoing
Google Advertising Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
IGA – Independent Grocers of Australia Community Chest Undisclosed Ongoing
Mareeba Shire Council Community Partnership Program Undisclosed Ongoing
National Australia Bank Pledge of $5 million to support bushfire recovery efforts and provide immediate relief to business and agriculture customers and support longer-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Up to $2,000 Ongoing
Queensland Government Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant Up to $4,200 Ongoing
RACQ Drought relief Up to $200,000 Ongoing
Rio Tinto – Western Cape Development Fund The Western Cape Community Development Fund is a formalised partnership program that allows us to partner with our communities of interest to address key social,  environmental and economic challenges and opportunities that result in long-term, sustainable benefits. Undisclosed 2020/2021 Round One Open
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Rural & Regional Development Grant Over $10,000 Ongoing
Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) Small grants with ‘IMPACT’ Up to $2,000 Ongoing
Education / Training / Professional Development
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
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Country Education Foundation (CEF) Rural and Regional – Supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education Future Teachers Bursary
To provide financial assistance and fast-track the careers of eligible Year 11 or 12 students who are interested in becoming teachers.
Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education, Training and the Arts School Subsidy Scheme $50,000 – undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

This grant opportunity provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, funds to sponsor a student or group of students to participate in:

  • in-person and virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions hosted in Australia and New Zealand (where permitted by COVID-19 restrictions)
  • virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions hosted overseas (students to participate remotely from Australia).
From $1,500.00 to $15,000.00 25 Jan 2022
Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry

Providing grants to businesses over three years to help develop defence sector skills and human resources practices and training plans.

The program aims to:

  • reduce barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector when upskilling or retraining staff
  • develop skills within SMEs in the defence sector
  • support SMEs in the defence sector to establish human resources practices and training plans that will build lifelong learning activities into their business.
From $5,000 to $500,000 Ongoing
Emergency / Safety
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Dept of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Qld) Essential household contents grant Up to $5,3000 Ongoing
Dept of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Qld) Essential services safety and reconnection grant Up to $4,200 Ongoing
Dept of Home Affairs – Regional and Remote Airports Security Awareness Program This program aims to provide transitional support to implement the Screener Accreditation Scheme. We understand that implementing the scheme will have a financial impact for regional and remote airports who run on small profit margins. Funding will end in 2024. Up to $25,000 30 May 2024
Dept of Housing and Public Works (Qld) Rental grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Housing and Public Works (Qld) Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Black Spot Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Queensland Government Essential services hardship assistance grant Up to $750 Ongoing
Environment / Energy / Water
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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

From research to large-scale deployment, ARENA funding spans the entire innovation chain. We accelerate the affordability of new technologies and build investor confidence in renewable energy projects now and into the future.

Funding streams are currently available for :-

  • Advancing Renewables Program (ARP)  – Ongoing
  • Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program – Open
  • Research and Development  – Subject to Availabilty
  • Clean Energy Innovation Fund – Ongoing
Various Various
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

This grant program provides funding to undertake activities that will protect, enhance, rehabilitate, recover and/or restore priority species and their habitats.

The program reflects the Government’s efforts to protect and restore Australia’s threatened species through the Threatened Species Strategy‘s first Action Plan 2021 – 2026.

From $50,000.00 to $250,000.00 13 Dec 2021
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Our Marine Parks Grants

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to the third round of Our Marine Parks Grants. This grant opportunity is part of the Australian Government’s $39.9 million investment in Australian Marine Park partnerships and forms part of the broader $100 million Ocean Leadership Package announced in April 2021.

The Our Marine Parks Round 3 grant opportunity seeks to support achievement of Australian Marine Park objectives:

a) the protection and conservation of biodiversity and other natural, cultural and heritage values of marine parks in the Australian Marine Park Network

b) ecologically sustainable use and enjoyment of the natural resources within marine parks in the Australian Marine Park Network, where this is consistent with the funds objectives. 

Not disclosed

16 Dec 2021

Round three

Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry – Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs: Hub Development and Design Grants The Hydrogen Hubs Development and Design grant opportunity supports the Australian hydrogen industry to develop and advance clean hydrogen hub concepts to investment ready proposals. From $500,000.00 to $3,000,000.00 22 Nov 2021
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry – Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs: Hub Implementation Round 1 Grants Hydrogen Hubs: Hub Implementation Round 1 grants are focused on supporting Australian Industry to establish hub projects in regional Australia. From $30,000,000.00 to $70,000,000.00 22 Nov 2021
Dept of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning – Resource Recovery Industry Development Program Supports the Government’s goal to make Queensland a world leader in recovery projects. It provides funding to Queensland’s resource recovery industries through support for projects and initiatives that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs.
Funding is available to local governments, established businesses and not-for-profits looking to use proven resource recovery technologies to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland. Applications are also welcome from consortia offering integrated supply chain solutions.
Various Various
National Recovery and Resilience Agency – Preparing Australian Communities – Local Stream

The Australian Government has committed $600 million over six years from 2021-22 to 2026-27 for the Preparing Australia Program. The Preparing Australia Program will support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards.

This opportunity is part of the Preparing Australia Program. There is $150 million available from 2021–22 to 2024–25 for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the Preparing Australia Program are to:

  • improve the long-term resilience of Australian communities and households to natural hazards including bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones
  • deliver disaster risk reduction projects that reduce hazard exposure or vulnerability and are aligned with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
$20,000.00 to $10,000,000.00 6 Jan 2022
The Norman Wettenhall Foundation Small Environment Grants Scheme $1,000 – $10,000 Various
Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund $2,500 – $15,000 Ongoing
Export / Manufacturing
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Austrade – Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

The EMDG program now provides upfront funding certainty so you know how much you will receive over the life of your grant agreement (2 or 3 years) and you can plan your promotional activities with confidence.

Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

Grants are available in 3 stages, called tiers. Each tier provides a different level of support to SMEs as they grow their export markets:

Tier #1 – Ready to export

Tier #2 – Expanding

Tier #3 – Expanding and strategic shift

Max. $150K per financial year

Current Round

Open 1 July 2021

Closing 30 Nov 2021

Health & Wellbeing
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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Targeted Call for Research into Hearing Health 2021: Evidence-based support services

A TCR is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. A TCR specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed, application requirements and procedures, and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the TCR.

The overarching objective of the 2021 Hearing Health TCR is to support research that develops an evidence base for future policies, interventions and initiatives to support the Hearing Services program.

Available $4,000,000.00 8 Dec 2021
Dept of Health – Home Care Packages Program COVID-19 Vaccination Support

The purpose of the Home Care Packages Program COVID-19 Vaccination Support Grant (Grant) is to provide additional support to Home Care Package (HCP) providers to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in the home care workforce and provide accurate reports on the vaccination status of the workforce to the Australian Government.

From $5,000.00 to $48,000.00 28 Jan 2022
Dept of Health – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia

FECCA will administer grants of $2500, $3500 or $5000 to groups or organisations to fund short-term, one-off, communication and outreach projects that aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Address barriers to accessing information on COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide the opportunity for communities to identify and respond to issues and concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide accurate and culturally relevant information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Foster commu29 Octnity involvement and participation
  • Encourage partnerships among community organisations
$2500 – $5000 31 Jan 2022
Heritage / History
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Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – National Cultural Heritage The National Cultural Heritage Account (the 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. $500,000 available Ongoing
Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander
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Arts Queensland – First Nations Commissioning Fund

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations

Objectives

  • commissioning of high-quality visual arts, mixed media or performance works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and organisations
  • creative development of emerging Indigenous works
  • professional fees for key First Nations creatives including cultural consultants, writers, designers, artists, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, performers and other lead artists and arts workers
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander emerging festivals or events in Queensland communities
  • costs towards artistic collaboration between Indigenous arts practitioners and a nationally or
  • internationally significant artist or company
  • purchase of equipment to deliver your project (up to $3000)

Up to $60000

Round Two

26 Nov 2021
CAGES Foundation  Community grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

$8,00,000 to $1,300,000 29 Nov 2021
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet Community led Grants for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers Various Ongoing
Indigenous Native Food Program

Native foods, the staple of Indigenous people’s diets for more than 80,000 years, are gaining popularity in the commercial food sector, nationally and globally.

The Indigenous Native Food Program (INFP) program is a partnership between the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to explore commercial opportunities for scalable Indigenous native foods businesses.

New opportunities will be created, allowing innovative businesses to be led and managed by Indigenous people.

The program is a pilot project that aims to:

  • support growth in the native food industry in Queensland
  • help diversify the Queensland economy
  • engage and benefit regional Queensland
  • create new jobs or career pathways for Indigenous people and communities
  • create marketable outcomes for Queensland Indigenous businesses.

If you think you meet the eligibility criteria, you can register your interest by completing the INFP application form by emailing to infp@daf.qld.gov.au

Pilot Program Undisclosed
National Indigenous Australians Agency & Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Community Initiated Proposals Under the IAS, the NIAA considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Proposals must be developed with the community or group who will be impacted by the activity. Various Ongoing
National Indigenous Australians Agency – Performance of representative body functions

The Native Title Act 1993 (the Act) provides for the Australian Government, through the National Indigenous Australians Agency, to fund entities to perform the ‘representative body’ functions listed in section 203B of the Act. These functions include assisting native title claimants and holders to progress native title claims, negotiate native title agreements and resolve native title disputes.

This grant opportunity will continue the delivery of these services by funding selected entities to perform these functions.

This is a closed competitive funding round, to apply for funding under this opportunity you must be invited by the Agency.

$180 million available 30 Jun 2023
National Indigenous Australians Agency – Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) Capacity Building Grant Opportunity

Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) Capacity Building Grant Funding is available to support PBCs to maximise the economic and social potential of native title through the effective and sustainable management of their land.

$54,000,000 available 30 June 2025
Screen Australia Indigenous Travel Grants Up to $6,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Indigenous Internships – This program is designed to assist the career development of talented filmmakers who can demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the film industry. This is not an entry-level scheme. Up to $10,000 Ongoing
International
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Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.    Through grants, loans (including convertible debt) and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million, GIF back innovations with the potential for social impact at a large scale such as new technologies, business models, policy practices, technologies or behavioural insights.

GIF support innovators at all stages of their life cycle, from start-up and pilot-testing through to larger scale implementation. The innovations can be located in any developing country and can focus on any sector relevant to international development, provided they improve the lives of those living on less than $5 a day.

Undisclosed Ongoing
Wallace Global Fund Grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Media / Communications
Organisation
Details
Amount
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Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Emergency Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Quick Response Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Regional Development / Rural
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Business Queensland Back on Track Roadshow
Our Back on Track roadshow is travelling across North and Far North Queensland to help small businesses recover, rebuild and prosper.
Various Various
RACQ Drought Relief Up to $200,000 Ongoing
Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Providing low interest loans to assist you into primary production.

A First Start Loan offers up to $2 million to aspiring producers ready to purchase their first block of land, carry out the family succession plan or achieve standalone viability.

Up to $2 million

Ongoing 

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Agency (QRIDA)

Rural Economic Development Grants

Co-contribution grant to strengthen primary production sectors and bolster rural communities.

Up to $2,000,000

Ongoing

Current Round closing 13 Dec 2021

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications The LRCI Program Phase 2 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities. $14,596.00 to $40,769,886.00 31 Dec 2021
Dept of State Development – Regional Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program To support the growth of regional manufacturers, $30 million has been invested into regional Manufacturing Hubs in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton. Each hub will provide a place for local manufacturing businesses to receive expert advice and support to transition to advanced manufacturing through world-leading technologies.  The hubs have strong links with local universities, schools and TAFE Queensland to develop a workforce with strong skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.  Advice and assistance available at the hubs include:  Business development programs;  Skills development and training programs;  Awareness of advanced manufacturing. Up to $4.5 million Ongoing to June 2022
Medical / Science / Research & Technology
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Advancing Women in STEM

This program was announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Advancing Women in STEM.

The program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

This program was announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Advancing Women in STEM.

The program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

For this round, up to $2 million is available from 2020-21 to 2021-22 for grants between $5,000 to $250,000 to:

• increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers

• increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers

• stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

Australian Research Council – Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for funding commencing in 2023 The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) grant opportunity provides focused research support for early career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. From $324,318.00 to $474,318.00 2 Feb 2022
Australian Research Council – Linkage Projects 2021 To facilitate successful collaboration between higher education institutions and other parts of the innovation system, there will be three assessment rounds for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021, and funding outcomes will be recommended to the Minister within six months of the application closing date for each round. From $50,000.00 to $300,000.00 16  Dec 2021
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – National Taxonomy Research Grant

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to contribute towards outcomes under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Program 1.2: Environmental Information and Research commencing in the 2022–23 financial year.

The Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program provides grants for research into taxonomy and systematics and to support the training and/or recruitment of taxonomists.

Not disclosed

10 Dec 2021

Round Three

Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge – Feasibility Study Grants

The National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge: Feasibility Study Grants support successful applicants to conduct feasibility studies that demonstrate the technical viability and commercial potential of your soil carbon measurement solutions.

The objectives of the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge program are to:

-fast-track the development of lower-cost, accurate technical approaches to enable land managers to quantify the impact of their land management activities on soil organic carbon
-secure co-investment and foster partnerships that trial and deploy novel soil carbon measurement technological solutions.

$50,000.00 to $100,000.00 10 Dec 2021
Dept of Health – MRFF 2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies The objective is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Indigenous-led Australian medical research projects. These projects translate existing knowledge through culturally safe care for pregnancy, birthing and the post-natal period, for example on-country birthing and continuity of family and midwifery care. From $2,000,000 to $5,000,000 25 Nov 2021
Dept of Health – MRFF 2021 Research Data Infrastructure Grant Opportunity The 2021 Medical Research Data Infrastructure Grant Opportunity is part of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the Research Data Infrastructure Initiative. This opportunity looks to fund the creation or extension of national research data infrastructure. Upto $3,000,000 8 Feb 2022
Life Sciences Qld / Advance Qld  Life Sciences Catalyst Program Undisclosed Ongoing
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) 2022

The intended outcomes of the CRE scheme are to:

  • support the conduct and development of innovative, high quality, collaborative research
  • promote effective translation of research into health policy and/or practice
  • foster and build capacity in the health and medical research workforce
  • provide opportunities to expand and improve collaborations between research teams.

CREs will provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical research, health services research and public health research.

From $2,500,000.00 to $2,500,000.00 1 Dec 2021
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – MRFF – Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2021 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity

The objective of the MRFF Stem Cell Therapies Mission is to support world-leading translational stem cell research that develops and delivers innovative, safe and effective stem cell medicines to improve health outcomes, in partnership with patients and carers.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by:

-Stream 1 (Accelerator): developing novel stem cell-based therapies that have the potential to transform clinical care
-Stream 2 (Accelerator): evaluating and performing pre-clinical screening of new therapeutics using human tissues made from stem cells.

Upto $7 000 000 23 Feb 2022
Office of National Intelligence – NISDRG (Intelligence Challenges) for funding (2022)

The objectives of the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grant opportunity are to:

  • support excellent research in areas identified in the Intelligence Challenges and National Security Challenges;
  • build Australia’s research capacity and capability in these areas by supporting researchers, fostering research trainees, and contribution to a greater body of open source research;
  • enhance collaboration in the research, science and technology community that supports Australia’s National Intelligence and Security Communities; and
  • support systematic and coordinated engagement between the research, science and technology community and Australia’s National Intelligence and Security Communities.
From $400,000.00 to $600,000.00 26 Nov 2021
Sports & Recreation
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Australian Sports Commission Whether you are looking to register your school and apply for funding, or if you are a teacher looking to deliver sporting activities in your school, you can join Sporting Schools and access more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to help your school community get moving. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Tourism & Travel
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Queensland Government – State Development, Tourism and Innovation – COVID-19 Tourism Adaption Grant

Queensland’s tourism businesses will be supported to pivot to a domestic market or hibernate until international markets reopen.

The $5 million COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant program is a key element of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to help accelerate the State’s recovery from COVID-19.

This funding boost aims to support regional Queensland tourism businesses that have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism business headquarters must be located in Queensland and primarily operate outside the Greater Brisbane Area of Brisbane City Council, Redlands City Council, Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council boundaries.

Grants from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000 (excluding GST) are available to tourism businesses in regional Queensland who can demonstrate they have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions.

The key objectives of the COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant program are to assist tourism businesses to:

  • pivot their product, service and/or marketing to a domestic tourism market
  • meet operating costs while the business hibernates until international markets reopen.
Until exhausted Until exhausted
Women, Youth & Children
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Country Women’s Association Qld  Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire and family crisis support Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Dept of Defence Defence Family Support Funding Program $2,000 – $75,000 Ongoing
Dept of Education, Skills and Employment

The objectives for round 3 of the program are to:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for women with a focus on women returning to work from a career break, women in non-traditional industries and occupations, or industries where women are under-represented (including at senior levels)
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of women undertaking training and apprenticeships
  • enhance partnerships between industry, employers, schools and tertiary providers that support women through traditional and non-traditional career pathways.
From $20,000.00 to $350,000.00

2 Dec 2021

 

Round Three

Dept of Education, Skills and Employement Providing free or low-fee courses to learn skills for jobs in demand.  If you are aged 17-24 or out of work, study with JobTrainer.  Courses are being rolled out on a state-by-state basis. Undisclosed Ongoing
Matana Foundation Young People Grant Program Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Young Pink Sisters Young Pink Sisters have established a charity for the sole purpose of providing immediate financial assistance and relief to those who are struggling to meet the financial demands of their treatment. The funds come from donations and fundraising events and, as we are a not-for-profit organisation, 100 per cent of the money raised goes to helping women in need. Undisclosed Ongoing