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

May 2017

31st Gordon Darling Foundation provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide

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

31st Each year nib foundation will provide up to $2 million in funding to support a range of grants and partnerships

31st $50,000 Rural Hero grant is now open giving charities the opportunity to pitch their innovative solution to an issue impacting country Australia – using the power of social media

31st Australian Ethical provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations that contribute to humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare efforts in Australia and abroad

June 2017

1st Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving initiative Under the initiative, an eligible organisation will be selected and awarded $50,000 a year for three years, providing it with a total of $150,000. The program is designed to provide long-term certainty for the successful organisation

2nd Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World There are four rounds of Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World this year, and each round has a different focus. You can enter any round at any time before the closing time

2nd Prime Minister’s Literary Awards There are six categories: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult literature and children’s literature. Up to $100,000 is awarded in each category: $80,000 for winners and $5,000 for each shortlisted entry. All prizes are tax-free

2nd Community Legal Services Program – Innovation Fund Applications are sought for the delivery of innovative projects that complement the delivery of legal assistance services within each state and territory

5th Australian Ethical Study Grant $2,000 grant for a purpose-driven student to pursue their dreams

6th Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date

6th INDIGENOUS TV DRAMA 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

6th INDIGENOUS FEATURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The Indigenous Department’s feature development program aims to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers with demonstrated experience to extend their craft and their ideas in the longer feature format

6th ARTS PROJECTS – ORGANISATIONS funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000

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

9th Westpac Foundation Community Grants $10,000 to local community organisations delivering educational opportunities, employment pathways or improving the quality of life for people in need

14th 2018 Endeavour Mobility Grants are paid to institutions to support undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training (VET) students to undertake an overseas study experience as part of their Australian qualification

15th Threatened Species Recovery Fund to support communities to actively protect Threatened Species, leverage additional investment, and assist with delivering on the Targets and Action Areas in the Threatened Species Strategy

16th Funding for Women’s Leadership Development All women are invited to apply for a limited pool of residual scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership development courses

16th DOCUMENTARIES DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT assists experienced documentary makers to achieve planned outcomes for the development of their projects

23rd FEATURE FILMS FEATURE PRODUCTION – LETTER OF INTEREST A Letter of Interest is an indication to the producer and the marketplace that Screen Australia recognises the project’s creative and/or commercial potential

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 Smart Cities and Suburbs Program The $50 million program supports local governments, private companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively and deliver innovative smart city projects. The goal is to improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia

30th FEATURE FILMS PRODUCTION AND COMPLETION / POST-PRODUCTION aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release that entertain and enlighten domestic and international audiences while reflecting the unique characteristics of Australian identity

July 2017

3rd The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is calling for applications from Australian and New Zealand performing artists and organisations to be part of APAM 2018, held 19 – 23 February 2018 in Brisbane, Queensland

14th Energy Consumers Australia grants program has a particular focus, which provides the basis of their threshold eligibility criterion. This is that you must be able to show that your proposal will build knowledge and capacity to support energy policy development that will benefit the long term interests of consumers

15th ANZ Staff Foundation provides small grants of around AUD 5,000 to charities around Australia

21st Future2 Make the Difference! Grants program is a national program issuing Grants up to $10,000. Every application must be supported by a licensed financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA)

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

August 2017

3rd 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

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

September 2017

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 grants program has a particular focus, which provides the basis of their threshold eligibility criterion. This is that you must be able to show that your proposal will build knowledge and capacity to support energy policy development that will benefit the long-term interests of consumers

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

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