Grants

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

COVID-19
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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
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days

The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will provide operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days that cancel their scheduled show or agricultural field days in 2020 because of COVID-19.

The program will help relieve cash flow pressures. It will provide one-off payments to eligible agricultural show societies and agricultural field day organisers to reimburse their 2020 fixed expenses for cancelled shows and field day events.

Agricultural shows and field days contribute more than $1 billion to the economy each year. They attract more than 6 million patrons and are supported by more than 50,000 volunteers. This program will help to ensure the sustainability of:

  • agricultural show societies and the agricultural shows they conduct
  • the organisers of agricultural field days and the agricultural field days they conduct.

Funding is being provided under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund. This fund supports regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Various Opening in Sept 2020
Australian Government – Dept of Health – COVID-19 Grant Opportunity The Government will provide funding for new COVID-19-specific clinical trials involving high quality research into the virus. Funding for this research will be made available through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) under the Clinical Trials Activity initiative. Various 23 Sept 2020
Australian Government – Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund To provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government-funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position. Various 31 May 2021
Australian Government – International Freight Assistance Mechanism

On 3 July, the Australian Government committed an additional $241.9 million to continue the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM), helping keep international freight routes and flights operating until the end of the year.

The new funding will keep high-value, time sensitive and perishable exports and vital imports, such as medical supplies and other essential items, flowing as we continue the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. It will also re-establish domestic connections for producers and growers in regional and rural areas that rely on air freight to get their products to customers.

This funding is in addition to the $110 million announced in April to establish the IFAM under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund to support regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Airline Financial Relief Package The objective of the program is to assist airlines operating services to regional and remote locations to continue to provide essential air links by providing financial cashflow assistance where required according to the criteria in the Grant Guidelines. The funding is a ‘last resort’ option when a range of other strategies to manage an airline’s financial position have been undertaken. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – COVID-19 Regional Airline Funding Assistance The objective of the program is to assist airlines and air operators providing services to regional and remote locations to continue to provide essential air links by providing financial cashflow assistance where required according to the criteria in the Grant Guidelines. The funding is a ‘last resort’ option when a range of other strategies to manage an airline’s financial position have been undertaken. Various 1 Dec 2020
Australian Government – Regional Arts Fund RAF Boost Immediate, medium, and long-term funding for individuals and organisations. Provided by the Australian Government. The funding recognises that the creative industries are central to thriving and healthy communities across regional, rural and remote Australia and that arts and culture activities are vital in the recovery and renewal process.  The Recovery Boost grant program will be implemented in three stages moving from Relief to Recovery and Renewal. 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.

  • Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off;  Threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000
  • BBI – Backing Investment (BBI);  A time limited 15 month investment incentive support business investment over the short term
  • Boosting cash flow for employers; providing up to $25,000 to small and medium size businesses
  • Supporting apprentices and trainees; you may be eligible for a 50% wages subsidy
  • Assistance to affected regions, communities and industries;  $1 billion has been set aside in support
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
Australian Government – Age Care Support Program The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers. 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
Judith Neilson Institute – Funding for Freelancers Two early casualties of media cost-cutting caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been freelancers and casual contributors. To address this the Judith Neilson Institute has created a fund to support these journalists and provide some cost-relief to media organisations.  Media organisations are invited to apply for financial support for freelancers and casual contributors to undertake specific projects. This might be one story, or a series of stories, or it might be editorial support, or a photography assignment. There is no limitation on topics. All media organisations, including independent and regional media are encouraged to apply. Not disclosed Ongoing
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Response Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs – Queesland Government Economic Recovery Strategy (Stage Two)
Queensland Government – Adaption Grant Program The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience. $10,000 Round Two Open 1st July
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.

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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 – Electricity Relief Household Utility Assistance Package and power bill relief for small business. $500 n/a
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Rental Grant
This grant is only available to Queenslanders who need it the most and have exhausted all other options.  The COVID-19 Rental Grant is a one-off payment of up to 4 weeks rent (maximum of $2000) available to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who do not have access to other financial assistance. The grant is paid directly to your lessor. $2,000 n/a
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 – Live Music Venue Support

The Live Music Venue Support program supports Queensland-based live music venues with a track record in presenting original live music that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

The program is part of the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million over two years to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.

$15,000 to $25,000 When exhausted
Agriculture / Farming / Forestry / Fishing
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Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) has opened its latest competitive Expression of Interest funding round.
This year they are looking for projects which address research priorities relating to the beef, rice, forestry, aquaculture, broadacre cropping, horticulture, sugar, health and Traditional Owner-led development sectors.
Industry organisations, researchers and research institutes, SMEs and community sectors are encouraged to submit their research proposal as part of the Expression of interest call.
Various 23 Sept 2020
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders Inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders Project.  Outcomes of hte project are to:  a) design and deliver a drought resilience leadership course and a mentoring program that will develop the skills and capabilities of young and emerging leaders;  b) empower young and emerging leaders across a range of sectors; c) enable farmers (with demonstrated experience and capacity) as well as other drought and climate experts to share drought and climate resilience and adaptation skills Various 25 Sept 2020
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Inviting applications to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program.  The program will improve community connectedness and collaboration;  increase social networking;  improve economic development;  deliver small scale projects. Various 25 Sept 2020
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference in agriculture, this is your chance to apply for a grant to fund your project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.    There are eleven industry Science Award categories open for applications: biosecurity and digital innovation; cotton; eggs and poultry (layers); forest and wood products; grains; horticulture; meat and livestock; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; and wool. Up to $22,000 2 Oct 2020
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Smart Farms Small Grants, Round Four is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture. Undisclosed

9 Oct 2020

Round 4

Wine Australia Wine Export Grants are offered for specific wine export promotion activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in export markets. Up to $25,000 1 May 2021
Farmers2Founders Ideas Program The Farmers2Founders Ideas Program is designed for primary producers with fresh ideas. Over 12 weeks, the program provides funding, coaching, and more to support producers to work out if your business idea is worth pursuing.
Program Benefits including a structured training program, world class mentors and business idea funding.
$3,000 Date TBC
Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries Drought Relief Assistance Scheme Up to $40,000 Ongoing
Arts and Events
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Australian Council for the Arts Various grants with the Australian Council for the Arts Various Ongoing
Arts Queensland – Creative to Go Provides Queensland-based artists and arts organisations with support to deliver live performances and engagement activities in regional Queensland. Max. $20,000 Ongoing
Arts Queensland Playing Queensland Fund Up to $250,000 Ongoing
Arts Queensland Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) Up to $100,000 Ongoing
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 Opening Soon
Cairns Regional Council Art and Cultural In-Kind Assistance Grant Up to $5,000 in-kind Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Visions of Australia

Objectives ofthe program are to:

– increase access for Australian audiences to exhibitions of quality Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on regional and remote Australia.

– encourage partnerships between organisations such as museums and galleries, particularly collaboration across the collections sector, to form curatorial partnerships and where appropriate, access to mentoring and skills transfer opportunities.

Undisclosed

2 Oct 2020

Round 11

Now Open

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – RISE Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand

The objectives of the program are to:

  • assist companies in the arts and entertainment sector to present new or re-imagined activities which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 restrictions
  • deliver new activities, opportunities and structural adjustments that have been developed in response to the COVID-19 restrictions, including innovative ways to deliver content and productions
  • provide increased employment opportunities in the arts and entertainment sector and allied industries
    generate increased economic activity in the arts and entertainment sector and allied industries
  • help build the longer-term financial sustainability of cultural and creative companies, including increased revenue-earning capacity
  • provide creative and cultural experiences to audiences across Australia.
From $75,000 31 March 2021
Ministry for the Arts Various Australian Government funding opportunties from Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Various Various
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia  Performer’s Trust Foundation Grants Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Qld Government  Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) – Various Various Various
QLD Government Dept of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs – Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ))

CMQ Program aligns with the Multicultural Queensland Charter and promotes:

  • Queensland’s multicultural identity
    community participation and intercultural connections
  • increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • increased engagement of general community groups in connecting and welcoming people from culturally diverse backgrounds into a wide range of community activities.
Various 25 Sept 2020
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 Marketing and Travel Fund $1,000 – $7,500 Ongoing
Screen Queensland Screen Development Investment Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Screen Queensland Production Attraction Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Tourism and Events QLD – Queensland Destination Events Program

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.

Within this context, the aims and objectives of the QDEP are as follows:

  • Generate local economic activity and development in the host destination
  • Attract external visitation to the destination
  • Drive social and community outcomes for the host destination, noting the important link between community outcomes and economic benefits
  • Enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination
Undisclosed

Ongoing

Round 17 Now Open and Closing 7 Oct 2021

Business / Industry Development / Start Up / Employment / Social Enterprise
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Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program – UK Stream The ACDGP 2020 UK Stream will celebrate the strong partnership between Australia and the United Kingdom through a bilateral program of exchange called the UK / Australia Season (the Season) through the theme “Who are we now?” delivered in partnership with the British Council. $10,000 to $60,000 5 Oct 2020
Dept of Foreign Affairs and TradeDept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-Japan Foundation 2020

The objectives of the AJF are:

  • to increase awareness and understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia;
  • to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and
  • to increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.
$10,000 to $40,000 6 Oct 2020
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

The Australian Moon to Mars Initiative forms an important element of the Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 and supports Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s inspirational endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then go on to Mars.

The objectives of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants are to:
grow Australian industry’s capability and capacity to support NASA’s endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then on to Mars grow the participation of Australian companies in domestic and/or international space supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities grow the skills, capabilities and capacity of the Australian space industry.

$250k-$1 million 30 Apr 2023
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
Queensland Government – Immediate Industry Recovery Package – COVID-19 The package includes targeted financial support and advice; promotes Queensland locally and abroad through marketing and media activities; and provides counselling and support to businesses and students.  It will assist local government, business and industry with resilience and recovery strategies to deal with and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) Undisclosed Undisclosed
Tablelands Regional Council Economic Development Fund (2019/2020)
For eligible organisations, groups or individuals to conduct projects, activities and events that will help grow business, investment and employment in the Tablelands region.
Up to $5,000   (Total Fund pool:  $35,000) Undisclosed
Advance Queensland Business Development Fund
Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.
Up to $2,500,000 Ongoing
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
Business Queensland Small Business Grants Schedule Various Ongoing
Business Queensland Business Growth Fund $50,000 Round Two
Now Open
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 Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-Korea Foundation The Australia-Korea Foundation has reopened its 2020-21 grant round, which had been suspended earlier in the year.  The Australia- Korea Foundation remains committed to supporting people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Korea.  Key priority areas include :- a) strategic international relations;  b) trade and commerce relations;  c) cross cultural collaborations;  d) technological, scientific and education innovation. $5,000 to $40,000 Round Opening -July
Dept of Jobs and Small Business New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Various Ongoing
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 Cyber-security Small Business Grants Up to $2,100 – 2019/2020 Current round open – close date undisclosed
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 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
Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher Up to $2 million Ongoing
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 Service & Development
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Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman – Community Engagement Program

The CEG Program will provide funding to organisations undertaking a range of activities, projects or programs of work, which may include:

  • self-help information sessions
  • legal advice sessions
  • community education
  • telephone or face to face advisory services
  • case work services.
$150,000 to $400,000 24 Sept 2020
St. George Foundation – Community Grants St.George Foundation’s Community Grants program supports small Australian children’s charities that attract little assistance from government and are not able to generate significant income of their own. Up to $50,000 25 Sept 2020
Damien Greer Lawyers Program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community.  If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Community Grant of $1,000. There are 5 grants available in 2020.   The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:  Helping the community in times of need; Building community togetherness and sense of belonging;  Promoting positive health and wellbeing
Supporting community services and groups;  Nurturing the local environment.
$1,000 15 Nov 2020
 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 Communities Foundation Funding Various Various Ongoing
BankWest Foundation Easy Grants – Various Up to $1,000 Ongoing
Cairns Regional Council Community Grants – Various Various Ongoing
Cook Shire Council Community, Sponsorship, In-Kind Support program Up to $3,000 Ongoing
Coopers Brewery Foundation General Giving Grants Up to $30,000 Ongoing
Cowboys Leagues Club Donations and Community Requests Undisclosed Ongoing
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 Health – Aged Care Workforce Retention To provide eligible aged care providers and agencies with funding to make retention bonus payments to Eligible Aged Care Workers in the residential aged care and Home Care Packages Program. Undisclosed On Demand
Dept of Housing and Public Works Household Resilience Program.    You may be eligible to apply to make specific improvements covered under the program, including: external solid core doors;  external structures; garage doors; over-batten system; roof replacement; window protection. $11,250 Ongoing
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
Glencore Community Investment Program 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
Torres Strait Island Regional Council Community Grants $2,000 – $10,000 Ongoing
Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) Small grants with ‘IMPACT’ Up to $2,000 Ongoing
Education / Training / Professional Development
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ASIC – Moneysmart Grants for Principals ASIC’s Moneysmart for teachers program provides teachers with professional learning and classroom resources to support delivery of financial literacy education in the classroom.  This grant opportunity supports school leaders to promote financial capabilities in their staff and students to embed financial literacy education in their school communities. $3000 to $5000 16 Oct 2020
Australian Research Council – Linkage Project The Linkage Projects scheme supports projects which initiate or develop long term strategic research alliances to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.  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 2020, and funding outcomes will be recommended to the Minister within six months of the application closing date for each round. $50,000 to $300,000 1 Dec 2020
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 (Qld) Student hostels assistance: Capital and Recurrent grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education, Training and the Arts School Subsidy Scheme $50,000 – undisclosed Ongoing
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
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Grant opportunity is to support Australian students under the age of 18 to attend or participate in STEM related events, activities and competitions in Australia and overseas. $600,000 Ongoing
Dept of Jobs and Small Business Get your business growing Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Mentorship from a Philanthropist Undisclosed Ongoing
Sidney Myer Fund / The Myer Foundation Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program Up to $10,000 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 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
Qld Rural and Industry Development Authority Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – NFP Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Qld Rural and Industry Development Authority Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Small Business Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Environment / Energy / Water
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Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Energy Efficient Communities Program – High Energy Using Business Grants

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support small businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions
From $10,000 to $25,000 24 Sept 2020
CRC-P Grants – Funding for short-term, industry-led research collaborations

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. Find out how to apply for a CRC-P Grant to develop a new technology, product or service.

Round 10 is open to applications that have a focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres, with $10 million in funding available.

Matched Funding from $100,000 to $3 million 1 Oct 2020
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. Various Various
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science  Advancing Renewables Program $100,000 – $50m Ongoing
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
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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Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Landing Pads Program  Landing Pads provide market-ready Australian startups and scaleups with access to some of the world’s most renowned hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. Various 30 Sept 2020 (Extended)
Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

On 1 April 2020, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Funding for the scheme will increase by $49.8 million in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

Various 30 Nov 2020
Health & Wellbeing
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nil available at the moment 
Heritage / History
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Dept of Communications and the Arts National Cultural Heritage Account Undisclosed Ongoing
Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander
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Aboriginals Benefit Account Grant Funding The Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) forms part of arrangements under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, also known as the ALRA. The ABA receives monies from the Commonwealth based on the value of royalties generated from mining on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory (NT).  Up to $30 million per financial year of the ABA is set aside to fund one-off projects that will benefit Aboriginal people in the NT.  Undisclosed 18 Sept 2020
Wiri Yuwiburra Community Benefits Trust A range of Grant Programs to support and assist Aboriginal Group beneficiaries in alignment with the Trust Deed and its objectives. $10,000 30 Sept 2020
Dept of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) – Indigenous Languages Grants

The objectives of the Indigenous Languages Grants Program are to preserve, revive and maintain Indigenous Traditional Languages by:

  • delivering Indigenous-led language initiatives, or activities that are co-designed between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations.
  • developing Indigenous language resources, including digital technology in an accessible and culturally sensitive manner.
  • facilitating activities that capture and preserve Indigenous languages.
  • promoting participation in Indigenous language teaching and learning, including support for language projects with a specific focus on supporting the career development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to teach, preserve and revive Indigenous languages.
  • support the development and promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage and knowledge through language focused initiatives.
$2,500 6 Oct 2020
Advance Queensland – Deadly Deals Supports targeted Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market. Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants $500 – $5,000 Ongoing
CAGES Foundation  Community grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Science, Information Technology and Innovation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships Up to $120,000 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Indigenous Advancement Strategy Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet Community led Grants for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers Various Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet PBC Capacity Building Funding for Native Title Corporations Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet  Tailored assistance Employment Grants Undisclosed Ongoing
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
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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
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Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase and improve telecommunications resilience in communities recently affected by severe bushfires or at risk of natural disasters in the future
  • enhance the capability to restore services to areas affected by bushfires or natural disasters by quickly deploying temporary facilities to address gaps caused by outages.
Up to $7 million 14 Sept 2020
Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Emergency Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Quick Response Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) and Noticeboard

Funded infrastructure under the RCP must provide retail mobile or broadband services to a regional, rural or remote community or a subset of the community (such as local businesses, tourist locations, schools etc). Proposals must demonstrate the clear need for improved telecommunications and community support for any proposed economic and/or social benefits.

Consortia projects are also encouraged in order to maximise the value and outcomes of the program.

Potential telecommunications projects can now be added to the noticeboard.

State, territory and local governments, regional development authorities, industry, business and community groups, not-for-profits and First Nations community controlled organisations and other interested entities are invited to add their potential telecommunications project to the noticeboard.

Telecommunications carriers are invited to take a look at the project noticeboard. If there are potential projects you wish to develop into an application for the RCP, we encourage you to contact the proponent directly to develop your potential application.

Projects do not have to be on the noticeboard to be eligible for the RCP. The noticeboard will be online until the closing date for RCP applications.

$53 million available In progress
Regional Development / Rural
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Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Pest and Weed Control Solutions The main objective of this grant round is to research and develop innovative control solutions to improve the way established pest animals and weeds are managed. Undisclosed 25 Sep 2020
Dept of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning – Jobs and Regional Growth Fund Between $100,000 – over $10m 2019 or until funds fully allocated
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
Business Queensland Natural Disaster Assistance
-Queensland Bushfires (Sept 2019, Nov 2019)
-FNQ Flooding (25 Jan – 14 Feb 2019)
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. Up to $2,000,000 Ongoing
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
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MRFF 2020 Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need COVID-19 Grant Opportunity Applications to this MRFF 2020 Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need COVID-19 Grant Opportunity must propose a clinical trial to investigate effective mechanisms for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 or its symptoms. Applications must propose a clinical trial that addresses a gap in current research and/or knowledge in with a specific focus on COVID-19. $25 million available 23 Sept 2020
National Blood Authority – National Blood Sector R&D

The Program is focussed on the following research areas:

• Patient Blood Management (PBM) evidence gaps.

• Efficient and effective use of immunoglobulin (Ig) products.

Up to $1.275 million is available under Round 5 of the Program for single or multiple year projects and is offered under 3 categories:  Project Grants, Seed Grants and Scholarships

From $25,000 to $150,000 28 Sept 2020 Round 5
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – usiness.gov.au – Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

This grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations.  Projects must:

  • develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver real outcomes
  • benefit small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • include education and training activities

Round 10 is open to applications that have a focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres, with $10 million in funding available.

$100,00 – $3 million Matched 1 Oct 2020
Round 10
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)- Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity

The objective of this Grant Opportunity is:

  • support the development of new approaches and the use of technologies to improve communications between brain cancer survivors, their families, carers and health care professionals; and
  • understand how information technologies and platforms can be used to support people with brain cancer, their families and carers, and their impact on the physical, psychosocial and economic sequelae of a brain cancer diagnosis.
Upto $3 million 20 Oct 2020
Dept of Health – MRFF – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity

Opportunity is to support research into the following mental health priority areas:

•new mechanisms for early identification and prevention amongst children and adolescents;

•treatments for those with treatment resistant or treatment refractory mental health conditions

•initiatives to address the physical health of individuals with mental illness

•mechanisms to support access to treatment

Between $8 – $12 million 11 Nov 2020
NHMRC – MRFF – EPCDR Initiative – 2020 Silicosis Research Grant Opportunity The objective of this grant opportunity is to investigate evidence-based prevention and treatment options for individuals at risk of, or suffering from, accelerated silicosis caused by engineered stone. $4.5 million 11 Nov 2020
Dept of Industry, Innovation & Science  CSIRO Kick-Start $10,000 – $50,000 Ongoing
Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Data Science Strategy Undisclosed Ongoing
Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Match Funds and Website Grants Undisclosed to $1,000 Ongoing
Life Sciences Qld / Advance Qld  Life Sciences Catalyst Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Sports & Recreation
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Australian Sports Commission Local Sporting Champions program Up to $500 Ongoing
Australian Sports Foundation – Active Kids Grants The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve! By helping your club with additional funds to supply them with the equipment they need, we help can increase junior participation to your club. Up to $10,000 30 Sept 2020
Queensland Government – Fair Play Vouchers Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. Various 7 Oct 2020
Dept of National Parks, Sport and Racing Get in the Game Various 2018 – 2020
Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Tourism & Travel
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Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants – Stream 1 and 2 The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery (RTBR) grants program is a $10 million program which has been drawn from the Bushfire Recovery Fund. The program is part of the Government’s $76 million tourism recovery package to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies by helping get tourists travelling into bushfire affected regions. $30,000 20 Nov 2020
Women, Youth & Children
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Dept of Health – Youth Action Program Grant Scheme

For young Australians, 2020 has been a tough year. The impact of the Australian bushfires, COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges with employment, mental health, and transportation have had a profound and disproportionate impact on their lives.

YAPGS program will provide grants that support young people (15 – 24 years) as they navigate and recover from this period.

$5,000 to $20,000 7 Oct 2020
Country Women’s Association Qld  Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire and family crisis support Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Courier-Mail  Children’s Fund Various Ongoing
Dept of Defence Defence Family Support Funding Program $2,000 – $75,000 Ongoing
Dept of Education and Training Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant 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