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Grants and Awards available now and over the next few months.
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Grants and Awards available now and over the next few months.

Award Programs

Armidale Regional Business Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Nominations Close: 7th of July 2019
Run By: Armidale Business Chamber
These awards celebrate the businesses and employees that are acheiving outstanding outcomes through nineteen awards.

Green Globe Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 10th of July 2019 5pm
Run By: NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage
Recognising leadership, commitment and innovation in sustainability, the Awards showcase the people and projects making real progress toward sustainability. 

Uralla Shire Business Chamber Excellence Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Nominations Close: 14th of July 2019
Run By: Uralla Shire Business Chamber
Celebrating its Uralla's Stars at it's second awards this year, these awards recognise excellence in service to the Uralla community by businesses and individuals

Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 26th of July 2019 11am
Run By: Commonwealth Bank
Recognising the imporance of the work performed by Not-For-Profit Treasurers to keep track of the finances, often without asking for thanks.

Australian of the Year Awards
Runs: Annually
2020 Applications Close: 31st of July 2019
Run By: National Australia Day Council
Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all.

Regional Achievement and Community Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 31st of July 2019
Run By: Awards Australia
The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards started in 2002, with the purpose of encouraging, acknowledging, and rewarding the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional New South Wales and the ACT. 

National Economic Development Awards for Excellence
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 1st of August 2019
Run By: Economic Development Australia
The National Awards for Economic Development Excellence are Australia’s only annual awards for economic development professionals.

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Closing In June

Women's Leadership Development Program
Closes: 28th of June 2019 - 8pm ACT Local Time
Value: Up to $650,000
Run By: Community Grants Hub on behalf of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Office for Women
Funding to deliver a range of projects specifically for Australian women to improve outcomes for Australian women in five key focus areas, Women’s Economic Security, Women’s Workforce Participation, Women’s Leadership, Women’s Safety and International Engagement.

The Harcourts Foundation
Current Round Closes: 30th of June 2019
Value: Unspecified
Run By: The Harcourts Foundation
As the foundation's purpose is “To provide support that helps, grows, and enriches our communities”, they have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Local Sporting Champions (LSC) Program
Closes: 30th of June 2019
Value: $500-$750
Run By: Ausport
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

CAGES Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing until June 2019 - 2 week response time
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: CAGES Foundation
The program provides funding with the intention of empowering community and creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Regional Tourism Product Development Program
Closes: 30 June 2019
Value: $15,000 to $150,000
Run By: Destination NSW
Regional Tourism Product Development funding is available for new accommodation projects, infrastructure projects, visitor signposting and new attractions and experiences.

Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program
Closes30 June 2019
Value:  $100,000 to $500,000
Run By: Destination NSW
Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program is available to undertake a Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program which will be led by Destination NSW.

ANZ Community Foundation
2019 Round Opens: 3rd of June 2019
2019 Round Closes: 30th of June 2019
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: ANZ
The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

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Closing in July

Tackling Tough Times Together
Current Round Closes: 3rd or 23rd of July depending on tier
Value: Up to $150,000 depending on the teir applied for
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Young Social Pioneers
Closes: 5th of July 2019
Value: Attendance at bootcamps (including travel)
Run By: The Foundation for Young Australians
Designed to back and support young people with the initiative, drive and ideas to lead change in their communities and across the planet through attendance at bookcamps.

Get Online Week Grants
Closes: 5th of July 2019
Value: $1,500
Run By: Good Things Foundation on behalf of the Australian Government
Get Online Week Event grants are one-off $1,500 grants available to all Be Connected Network Partners to host an event during Get Online Week (14 - 20 October 2019) to promote your organisation and reach new people in your community.

NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund
Closes: 8th of July 2019 5pm
Value: Up to $200,000 depending on stream applied for
Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport
The Fund aims to improve cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female player pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.

Youth Opportunities
Closes: 16th of July 2019 5pm
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: Youth NSW
Provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

C​​ommunity Resilience Innovation Program
Closes: 23rd of July 2019
Value: Unspecified - $1.5 Million total pool
Run By: NSW Government Office of Emergency Management
The CRIP supports a broad range of community-led projects designed to increase all-hazard disaster preparedness and build community capacity and resilience. CRIP projects are based on collaboration and partnership between local community organisations and emergency services agencies.

Country Arts Support Program
Closes: 29th of July 2019 5pm
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Regional Arts NSW
The aim of the Country Arts Support Program is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants.

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Closing in August

Be Connected - Activation Grants
Closes: Monthly rounds until August 2019
Value: $2,000
Run By: Good Things Foundation on behalf of the Australian Government
One-off grants awarded to new organisations joining the Be Connected Network. Funding can be spent on anything that will help you support older Australians to gain digital skills.

Start Strong Capital Works
Closes: 4th of August 2019
Value: Unspecified
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
The $4 Million Start Strong Capital Works Grants program aims to increase the number of 600 hour community preschool places available in areas of need and demand.

The Honda Foundation
Closes: 8th of August 2019
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: The Honda Foundation
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

Veteran and Community Grants
Current Round Closes: 29 August 2019
Next Rounds Close: 28 November 201927 February 2020 11:00pm AEDT
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

Qantas Regional Grants
Closes: 30th of August 2019
Value: Combination of Cash, In-Kind Flights and Marketing Support
Run By: Qantas
With an aim to help brighten the futures of regional communities, this program provides financial, flights and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success.

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Closing Later and Ongoing

Dreams for a Better World
Next Rounds closes: 13th of September 2019
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: Sunsuper
Helping not-for-profits or community groups to create brighter futures for Australians or a more active community or support others to live better.

Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital
Current Round Closes: 24 September 2019
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Foundation for Rurual and Regional Renewal
The Strengthening Rural Communities program gives small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity. Grants are available for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Aboriginal Land Clean Up and Prevention Program
Closing date: 30th of September 2019 or until the $1 Million pool is expended
Value: $10,000 to $75,000
Run By: NSW Environmental Protection Agency
This funding aims to assist Local Land Councils to deal with illegally dumped waste which impacts on Aboriginal people’s ability to care for Country.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
Next Round Opens: 23rd of September
Next Round Closes: 28th of October 2019
Value: Up to $500,000 - averages at $50,000
Run By: Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
The Foundation provides funding for community projects in the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Mid North Coast, New England and Northern Rivers areas of NSW.

Small Environmental Grant Scheme
Next Rounds Open: 1st of July30th of September9th of December 2019
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Wettenhall Environment Trust
Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

Flagship Event Fund
Next Round Opens: August 2019
Value: Up to $90,000 depoending on length of grant
Run By: Destination NSW
The Flagship Event Fund identifies and assists the development of events that contribute to the unique character and culture of the tourism regions of NSW and can demonstrate that they attract overnight visitation.

The Mazda Foundation
Next Round Closes: 30th of September 2019
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Mazda Foundation
Projects by community based organisations to support children with physical and/or mental disabilities and elderly people suggering mental disabilities or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such children and their carers..

Sisters of Charity Community Grants Program
Next Round Opens: 1st of August 2019
Next Round Closes: 30th of September 2019
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Sisters of Charity Foundation
The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides charity grants of up to $10,000 to organisations that use clever ways to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression, but struggle to find funding.

Jetstar Flying Start Programme
Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2019
Value: $30,000 consisting of $15,000 cash grant and $15,000 of Jetstar flights
Run By: Jetstar
Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills
Closes: Ongoing rounds throughout 2019
Value: $2,500 to $15,000 depending on number of people supported
Run By: Good Things Foundation on behalf of the Australian Government
Additional funding is available for Be Connected Network Partners who are supporting 24 or more older Australians to gain digital skills on the Be Connected Learning Portal (12 people if you’re in an outer regional, remote or very remote area) to continue delivering their Be Connected digital literacy programs.

Active Kids Vourchers
Closes: December 2019
Value: $100 per child
Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport
Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Creative Kids Vourchers
Closes: December 2019
Value: $100 per child
Run By: Service NSW
The Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts.

Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme
Current Round Closes: When available funding for 18-19 is exhausted
Value: Varies depending on stream applied for
Run By: Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
The programme contributes to the broader goals of science engagement in Australia. These are to inspire, motivate and cultivate a scientifically engaged community, optimistic about its future,

Thriving People and Places
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $20,000 and over for NSW applicants
Run By: Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
VFFF aspires to a stronger and brighter future for people and places experiencing disadvantage, enabling them to reach their educational, social and economic potential and build thriving communities by making grants to charities..

IGA Community Chest
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: IGA
Every day across the country IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.

Dreamstarter - Scholarships
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: ING
ING are looking to provide education scholarships for change makers working on an early-stage business that will create positive social impact through trade of a product or service.

Dreamstarter - Grants for Growth
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: ING
Dreamstarter Grants for Growth provides ING Dreamstarter Alumni with access to funding to accelerate the growth of their businesses and increase their positive social impact. 

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant
Closes: Ongoing rounds through the year
Value: Up to $140,000
Run By: Impact Investing Australia
Provides impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support from providers to secure investment.

Youth Employment Program
Closes: Unspecified
Value: Support
Run By: NSW Government Department of Industry
Young people can become work ready or kickstart a fulfilling career by connecting to training, mentoring, work experience placements, and other support to build their skills and experience.

Community Broadcasting Foundation - Quick Response Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Community Broadcasting Foundation
These grants will help community broadcasters access funding for eligible projects when their regular grant rounds are closed.

State Heritage Emergency Works
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
To avert immediate risk of further damage caused by unexpected events to the heritage values of a State Heritage Register-listed item or item with a current Interim Heritage Order.

Matana Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: No specified minimum or maximum, most grants are between $1,000 and $10,000
Run By: Matana Foundation
Matana’s focus is on improving the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, or whose concerns and issues are not readily funded from other sources.

English Family Foundation - Ingnitor Fund
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $100,000
Run By: Englisht Family Foundation
Under this grant program the foundation are seeking to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities and who are now looking to build capacity to overcome the challenges of taking their concept to scale to be impact investment ready.

Small Grants for Rural Communities
Closes: Various
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.

Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund
Closing: Various
Value: Dependant on the grant applied for
Run By: Australia Council for the Arts
Supports the inclusion of an arts project at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to produce and present an arts activity.

Australian Communities Foundation
Closes: Various dates
Value: Dependant on grant
Run by: Australian Communities Foundation
Supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made domestically and internationally through Australian registered charitable organisations for specific projects, or for purposes that support the ongoing activities of those organisations.

Google Ad Grants
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000 per month
Run By: Google
Empowers nonprofit organisations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google search result pages.

Quick Response Grants
Closing date: Applications are Ongoing
Value: Up to $1,500
Run By: Regional Arts NSW
Offers funding for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

National Cultural Heritage Account
Closes: Applications are ongoing on a case-by-case basis
Value: $500,000 is available each year
Run By: Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts
Helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. Australian cultural institutions can apply for funding. This includes museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts and local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material.

Closes: Various
Value: Dependant on grant applied for
Run By: Club Grants
Clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $4,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
Designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

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