Australia: Current Opportunities

This list provides direct links to grants open in Australia

If there are any sites that need to be added or links that need to be updated. Feel free to advise via the contact page

July 2017

27th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program – Expansion Round funds organisations to provide flexible, culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to their home and/or community

27th Continuity of Support Programme – Direct Funding Model – Individual Support Packages (ISP) The Department of Health on behalf of the Commonwealth is seeking applications for the National delivery of the CoS ISP Direct Funding model to replace the current state-managed arrangements. The successful applicant must have the capacity to deliver this model across 7 states and territories to 127 older people with disability

28th Bennelong Foundation To help guide the distribution of grants, the Foundation has identified seven key areas of focus. Out of these seven key areas, the current priority focus areas for the Foundation are: Education, training and employment, Community health, Migrant and Indigenous community welfare, Crisis support, Youth at risk, Medical research, and International aid and assistance

28th 2017 State Trustees Australia Foundation – Grassroots Grants Program Grants up to $10,000 for Ageing well, Disability and Mental health and emotional wellbeing

30th Inspiring Rare Birds Entrepreneur Mentorship Program is offering 100 scholarships to emerging or established female business owners throughout Australia

31st The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant provides impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants of up to $100,000 for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support from providers to secure investment

31st National Indigenous Law Awards Programme – NILA aims to highlight and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

31st Veterans’ Health Week DVA can provide some funding support for VHW activities that reflect the annual theme

August 2017

1st The June Canavan Foundation – multiple application rounds in the four areas close to June’s heart: Sport – Health – Education – Wildlife

3rd My Big Idea How can you source and bring to life some of Australia’s most innovative and inspiring ideas for the country’s future?

4th Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World you now have the chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help make your dream for your community group or not-for-profit organisation a reality

4th Community Sector Banking 2017 Social Investment Grants Program The theme for their 2017 grants program is building resilience and capability for people experiencing homelessness or domestic and family violence.$200,000 is available for not-for-profits to apply for across two categories

4th Canon Oceania Grants – Inspiring Tomorrow This new program will now support schools and not-for-profit groups who are addressing both social and environmental issues in their community and inspiring change for future generations (AUS AND NZ)

4th Enterprise Ideas provides tailored multi-year funding to companies seeking to undertake initiatives that will both develop their business as well as contribute to the industry more generally

4th Podquest If you’ve got an idea, a story or you’re a brilliant story teller – then Podquest is for you. Record your podcast & enter! The winning podcaster will receive 5k cash plus studio and production time and help from industry experts to bring your podcast series to life. You’ll be the envy of the podcasting world!

4th FRRR – ANZ Seeds of Renewal The program focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia

6th Love Bites will be a series of 10 x 5 min documentary short films made by filmmakers from the LGBTIQ community across Australia. The films will premiere on the ABC Arts channel on iview which aims to present smart, quality and shareable arts content

7th CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship includes a $2,000 per year two-year financial support.They will also provide cricket gear and CommBank merchandise to each club to help you continue to play the game we all love

11th The Honda Foundation acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues

11th Digital Literacy School Grants – Round Two is an initiative under the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for schools and other organisations to encourage and facilitate implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies

11th Plus1 is a dollar-for-dollar matched fundraising program, designed to boost the fundraising efforts of small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations

15th  20 Million Trees Program The Australian Government will work with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests

16th Mental Health in Multicultural Australia The purpose of MHiMA funding is to facilitate a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from CALD backgrounds

17th Ignite Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual art sectors to develop skills and progress their careers

17th Slater and Gordon Health Projects and Research Fund grants multiple grants for Australia and the UK

18th Screen Australia’s Documentary Development program assists experienced documentary makers to achieve planned outcomes for the development of their projects

18th Arts Fundraising Mentorships a new mentoring program offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced arts fundraiser

23rd Community Grants Hub Strong and Resilient Communities – Inclusive Communities Grants & Community Resilience Grants

25th Domino’s Give for Good grants is an annual program offering rural, regional and remote Australian communities grants of up to $5,000, for community-led projects that respond to one of these three impact areas. A total of $150,000 will be available in 2017

29th Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC-Ps solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes

31st Amnesty International Amnesty International Australia’s Human Rights Innovation Fund allows anyone interested in promoting and defending human rights direct access to funding to support new, innovative, creative initiativesJune 2017

September 2017

1st Ethical Enterprise Award 2017 recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprise in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through their innovative and ethical trade practices

5th INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM This program seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance. Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander producers are encouraged to apply

8th Energy Consumers Australia is committed to working effectively with consumer advocates to be a strong and effective voice on National Energy Market issues of importance to energy consumers

8th ENTERPRISE PEOPLE provides funding to support a practitioner’s career development and/or a company’s business development needs

12th The Ian Potter Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $7,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas

28th The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) provides grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for capital projects

30th Jetstar Flying Start Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel

30th The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a co-ordinated approach to the identification, treatment and research of rare diseases to support improved quality of life of children and young adults (age 0-25 years) affected by rare diseases

30th Harcourts Foundation Support charities in their local community

30th Gordon Darling Foundation The Foundation provides funding for a range of visual arts projects Australia-wide

Opportunities with a later closing date

6th October 2017 Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World you now have the chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help make your dream for your community group or not-for-profit organisation a reality

16th October 2017 Foxtel Diversity Screenwriting Scholarship for Master of Arts Screen: Screenwriting

30th November 2017 Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants Grants are open to Cadbury Fundraiser customers who meet grant application criteria and are selected by a judging panel. The intention of the grant program is to support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia

31st December 2017 Harcourts Foundation Support charities in their local community

30th June 2018 The Safe Work Australia Sponsorship Program (the Program) is an open non-competitive program that takes effect from 1 July 2017 and will run for one year to 30 June 2018, with scope for renewal

30th June 2018 The John Burge Trust was established by the late John Burge to assist people with tuberculosis and support work towards the prevention and cure of the disease. State Trustees currently considers applications to a maximum of $125,000.  The average grant is for $50,000.  Multi-year funding is considered

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