Grants

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

COVID-19
Organisation
Details
Amount
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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
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 – 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.

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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 – 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
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Threatened and Migratory Species Fisheries Bycatch Mitigation Program.

This program supports Australian commercial wild-catch fisheries to become more sustainable by investing in practical solutions that aim to mitigate the bycatch of species listed as threatened and/or migratory under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Act (EPBC Act)

From $50,000 to $500,000

Total Available

$3,900,000

23 January 2023
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 Ongoing
Arts and Events
Organisation
Details
Amount
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Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

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

In 2022/2023, it will support projects:

aimed at improving the physical and mental health and wellbeing (including that of children) of indigenous communities in remote, rural and regional Australia
supporting indigenous arts, acknowledging that this sector has been deeply impacted by COVID-19 that would typically ‘fall through the cracks’ because they are not eligible for government funding with staged development, for example, deliverables funded in year 1 with scope for additional deliverables with additional funding over year 2-3 subject to progress on a scale that would effectively use a grant of $5,000-$20,000 per year (note this is higher than the usual value of one off grants offered).

up to $5,000 3 March 2023
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
Cairns Regional Council Art and Cultural In-Kind Assistance Grant Up to $5,000 in-kind Ongoing
Cairns Regional Council

Arts and Culture Partnerships ( Community Organisations)

Provides grant funding for the development and/or presentation of new work to build capacity and capability of arts organisations, professional or emerging professional artists and arts workers in partnership with Council’s arts and cultural presentation team.

Open all year. This grant is for venue hire and resources only.

Up to $10,000 Ongoing
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
 
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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.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 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 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
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 Ongoing
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 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 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
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 Generals Department – Legal financial assistance for people engaging with the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme

A legal financial assistance scheme to assist individuals and entities to meet the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with being requested to engage with the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.

$607,000 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
Coopers Brewery Foundation

Coopers Brewery Foundation are offering Grant funding support of up to $30,000 per application in keeping with Thomas Coopers’ Values to charities that aim to improve and protect the quality of life of Australians in one for the following focus areas;

  • Medical research and health care
  • Youth education
  • Aged care
  • Fostering family and community support based on Christian values
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
Department of Instrastucture, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

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

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

Grants of $5,000 – $150,000

$600,000 Available

5 October 2022
Dept of Social Services – Foundation Partner for National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open process to apply to deliver services under Portfolio Budget Statement Outcome 2, Program 2.1: Families and Communities until 30 June 2024.

This grant will fund a ‘Foundation Partner’ to deliver the first phase of work required to inform the establishment of a National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration (Nexus Centre).

Undisclosed 30 Jun 2024
Department of Social Services

Volunteers and their organisations across Leichhardt will receive part of the Australian Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grants to support the crucial role that they play within our community.

The 2022 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of between $1000 to $5000 to help organisations buy small equipment for volunteers or reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.

Volunteering plays an important role in Australia’s social landscape as a proven pathway to get people into jobs, reduce marginalisation and increase community participation

 

$1,000 to $5,000

$66,225 available

16 September 2022
Department of Social Services

The purpose of the Cashless Debit Card – Jobs and Infrastructure (CDC-J&I)is to fund infrastructure projects and other support services that provide Cashless Debit Card participants with training and job opportunities.

The CDC-J&I is responding to the feedback from communities who are seeking to be empowered to create culturally appropriate jobs that will help break the cycle of welfare dependence and support their communities to thrive.

$10 Million available July – December 2022
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
Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Council receives grants from a wide range of organisations to support the provision of services to our community. This funding is gratefully acknowledged by the community. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant Up to $4,200 Ongoing
RACQ Drought relief Up to $200,000 Ongoing
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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Australian Federal Government- Deptartment of Education

Capital Grants Program 2022

The Capital Grants Program provides Catholic and independent schools with appropriate funding to help them improve school infrastructure through capital expenditure.

The Capital Grants Program provides funding to non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve infrastructure, if they do not have enough capital resources. Capital grants are additional to funds provided by state and territory governments, non-government school authorities, and school communities, which are responsible for providing and maintaining non-government school facilities.

Undisclosed Ongoing
Capstone Editing

The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant provides financial support for female early career academics in recognition of the additional barriers they face in achieving academic success and advancing their careers.

The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women provides up to A$5,000 for one academic per year to assist with the costs associated with a research project of their choosing leading towards a publication.

The grant can be used to cover any costs related to the research project, such as conducting a field trip; purchasing books, software or equipment; hiring a translator; travel to learn new techniques in a lab interstate or overseas; small lab equipment; key reagents to complete a project; performing surveys or interviews; and academic editing, such as for journal articles, manuscripts and conference papers. The grant can also be used to cover expenses that most university funding does not cover, such as those related to the need of academic women to secure paid child care to assist them to meet their work responsibilities and research goals, due to the continued prevalence of traditional gender roles around caring in the home.

Up to $5000 24 June 2023
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
Department 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
Department of Education, Skills and Employment The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System aims to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy, ensuring Australians receive quality training while in paid employment. The Incentive System contains a range os employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices. 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
Emergency / Safety
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
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
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
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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
Department of Environment and Science

Wildlife Carers Assistance 

Applications for Round 7—Wildlife Carers Assistance of the Community Sustainability Action grants program is now open.

Funding is available for eligible wildlife carers and wildlife care organisations to directly assist with rescue and rehabilitation services for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.

Funding will be provided under one of the following categories:

Category 1: Grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) are available to individual wildlife carers. This includes Endorsed permit holders under eligible organisations.
Category 2: Grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) are available to wildlife care organisations.
Applications will be accepted from individuals and not-for-profit organisations that:

have held a current Queensland rehabilitation permit as an individual wildlife rehabilitator or wildlife care group for at least 12 months; and
are undertaking rehabilitation activities in accordance with their rehabilitation permit issued by the Department of Environment and Science.

Up to $10,000 Closing  24 January 2023
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
Purves Environmental Fund (PEF)

The Purves Environmental Fund enables and empowers others to work together to achieve meaningful impact in the areas of environmental sustainability and biodiversity

PEF aim to support advocacy and or or innovative initiatives that aim to mitigate or prevent biodiversity loss from destruction of the habitat. In particular, we endeavour to support initiatives aimed at:

Managing invasive species
Stopping broad-scale tree-clearing
Protecting wilderness areas.
Capacity Building of Key NGOs

PEF aim to support key important environmental NGOs become financially sustainable by helping them build and strengthen their financial capacity, and also seek to empower future leaders of environmental movement and conservation through training or employment.

Climate Change Adaptation

PEF aim to support advocacy and or or initiatives that aim to promote adaptation to impacts of climate change, in particular matters that seek to improve the management of our scarce water resources and the transition to climate-friendly food production.

PEF look to support initiatives that aim to make real change led by organisations that have outstanding leaders and strong management teams. Projects of particular interest are those that can demonstrate (if successful) they will bring about tangible benefits for the environment.

Up to $50,000

Total Pool Undisclosed

Ongoing
Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund $2,500 – $15,000 Ongoing
Export / Manufacturing
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Department of Defence

The Departmnet of Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Program.

A grant of $15,000 to $150,000 for up to 50% of the cost of investing in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

The maximum project period is 12 months. Project activities can include:

.  buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security
.  design, engineering and commissioning activities
.  workforce training and accreditations

The Defence export strategy defines Australian defence exports as ‘any defence-specific or dual-use goods or services exported by Australian defence industry, including as part of a supply chain, that are intended for a defence or national security end-user

Up to $150,000 Ongoing
Health & Wellbeing
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More to Come Soon
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
Dept of Veterans’ Affairs – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the 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.

Undisclosed 7 Feb 2023
Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander
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Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

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

The Foundation will usually fund projects between $500 to a limit of $5,000.

Up to $5,000 3 March 2023
Advance Queensland

One Business Program  -Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating pathways to participate in Queensland’s innovation economy.

The One Business program provides workshops, one-on-one coaching, support and advice with the aim of helping you to bring your ideas to success.

The training will

.   support you to reassure your clients, investors and employees that you will continue to trade in a changing economy
.   help you to enhance your resilience
.   guide you to promote and highlight your successes
.   find areas that require growth then plan for improvement.

Undisclosed Ongoing
CAGES Foundation  Community grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet Community led Grants for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers Various Ongoing
Department of the Treasury

The program addresses the urgent need to allow families with deceased loved ones who were insured under a Youpla Group funeral expenses policy to mourn and conduct Sorry Business with the dignity that had been intended. The program is consistent with the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to improve outcomes for First Nations people.

The program will pay a grant in place of a funeral benefit that would otherwise have been paid in response to the death of a person covered by a Youpla Group policy, where the policy was active on or after 1 April 2020, prior to the Youpla Group’s collapse. Applications will be open from 7 September 2022 and will be accepted until 30 November 2023.

Undisclosed 30 November 2023
Indigenous Native Food Program

 

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 Indigenous Native Food Program (INFP) provides successful applicants with support to:

  • explore commercial opportunities for existing and new products
  • create new products and/or market opportunities
  • validate product concepts
  • determine what is needed for commercial production, including:
    • equipment
    • processes
    • resources
    • formulations
    • raw materials
    • food safety
    • labelling
  • scale up concept products for commercial production for existing or new markets.
Pilot 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

 

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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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Advance Queensland

Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects

The Collaborative Projects program supports regional innovation leaders to collaborate with partners to unlock Queensland’s economic potential, whether by solving a significant problem or creating an opportunity for the regions.

A collaborative project should aim to:

  • provide tangible benefits to regional communities
  • support regional strengths and/or emerging industries
  • realise potential and remove barriers targeting issues of regional significance
  • increase the regional ecosystem’s capability and contribute to its future prosperity and resilience.
    The program is part of the Queensland Government’s new $5 million Advance Queensland Regional Futures initiative, and has been developed with learnings from Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP)
Up to $200,000 Ongoing
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
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Foundaton for Rural and Regional Renewal program ( FRRR) through Stengthening  Rural Communities – Rebuilding Regional Communities (RCC Grant rounds) are offering grants of up to $10,000 for small communities with populations of less than 50,000 to support community led initiatives to enhance the process of recovery of remote rural and regional communities from ongoing impacts from the Covid 19 Pandemic. $300,000 for this round Ongoing
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal program (FRRR) through Strengthening Rural Communities – Small and Vital Grants are offering grants of up to $10,000 for projects that support communities in remote, rural or regional Australia with fewer than 15,000 people for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities. $450,000 for this round Ongoing
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 Authority

The Rural Economic Development Grants Scheme is to strengthen primary production sectors and bolster rural communities.

Grants are available up to $200,000 as a co-contribution to be matched by applicants.
Applicants can only receive one grant per round and the funded purposes must be significantly different to projects the applicant has received in past or future rounds.
An amount of up to $3,900,000 has been made available to fund grants.
Grants are subject to the availability of funding and applying for a grant is no guarantee funding will be approved.

Up to $200,000

Total pool for this round $3,900,000

EOI closes 30 January 2023
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.

up to $250,000 Ongoing
Life Sciences Qld / Advance Qld  Life Sciences Catalyst Program Undisclosed Ongoing
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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Tourism and Events Queensland

Queensland Destination Events Program

Events play a key role in fostering regional tourism and economic development, tourism is the lifeblood of many rural and regional communities, ensuring economic stability and positive social outcomes. Events can be a cost-effective way of promoting a region and its attractions – as an event grows, it attracts tourists in its own right. Regional events not only provide economic benefits, they build a sense of local pride, foster confidence and strengthen the entire community.

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 on effects 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; and
Enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination.
While each of these objectives are important, it is recognised that each event is unique and therefore the relative importance of these objectives will vary between events. It is an integral part of the program to quantify and measure these outcomes against the QDEP objectives.

up to $100,000 per year up to three years. 1 February 2023
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 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