(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Grant opportunities – Active Australia Innovation Challenge – Deadline 12 October 2020

Grant opportunities – Active Australia Innovation Challenge – Deadline 12 October 2020

The Heart Foundation has up to ten $10,000 grants for new, innovative programs that get more people
moving in schools, universities or local community groups.

The HF is encouraging community groups, councils, schools (primary and secondary), tertiary institutions
(universities, TAFEs, colleges), and other organisations to come up with an innovative idea to encourage
physical activity in a chosen group or community.

Community members/individuals will need to either hold a current Australian Business Number (ABN) or
partner with an eligible entity (one that holds a current ABN) for the project to be considered eligible, and to
enable a funding agreement to be executed.

The Heart Foundation strongly encourages innovative projects that specifically support people not
meeting Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, people at risk of chronic
disease, and people living in communities with high levels of physical inactivity, including rural and remote
regions. This includes people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and people with culturally
and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Grant ideas (based on previous years’ winners) include:
• Dance classes
• Exercising using virtual reality technology
• Surfing lessons for children with autism
• Engaging special interest groups (eg. Scouts and girl guides)
• Guided bicycle tours for young people
• Silent disco in aged care
• Free play resources (toys etc) in a portable trailer
• Walking/cycling ‘school buses’

Please follow this link for more information.


Applications for Youth Action Project Grant Scheme Now Open!

Applications for Youth Action Project Grant Scheme Now Open!

Youth Action Project Grant Scheme Now Open!

Do you or someone you know want to make a difference for young people in your community by supporting them to navigate challenges related to employment, mental health, or transportation?

We’ve just launched a brand new grants program that will back projects to do just that. Here’s what you need to know.

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme (YAPGS), through a partnership between the Australian Government Department of Health and FYA, is offering up to $950,000 (inc. GST) of funding to projects helping 15 to 24-year-olds navigate key economic and wellbeing issues.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 will be allocated to new and existing projects that aid young people as they recover from the impact of crises such as the Australian bushfires, COVID-19, and ongoing challenges to their employment, mental health, or transportation.

Along with receiving funding, successful applicants will join two online capacity building summits and access weekly workshops – not to mention a community of peer support!

Applications close October 7, 11.59 PM AEST.

Ready to apply? Click the link below!

Apply Now!




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Clarence Valley- 2020/21 Community Initiatives Program –  Round 2 – from 1 September

Clarence Valley- 2020/21 Community Initiatives Program – Round 2 – from 1 September

The 2020/21 Community Initiatives Program – Round 2 opens 1 September for projects / initiatives from mid-December 2020 to 30 June 2021. 

Organisations can only apply in one round (per financial year) but may have multiple dates/categories.

The average funding amount is $1,000 per application.

Closing date is 31 October 2020.

Register or Log in to SmartyGrants here to VIEW THE APPLICATION FORM NOW or access via Council’s webpage below on 1 September.

NB: Please check out your eligibility via the Policy and Guidelines before applying – Clarence Valley Council Funding Opportunities as the fund only support incorporated not-for-profit organisation or groups auspiced by NFP organisations.

Please contact Sammy for support or to book in for one-on-one session.

Sammy Lovejoy
Community Projects Officer (Community Grants)
Clarence Valley Council
P: (02) 6642 0957
E: [email protected]

Funding – Strengthening Rural Communities program – Bushfire Recovery, and Small and Vital

Funding – Strengthening Rural Communities program – Bushfire Recovery, and Small and Vital

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding streams: Bushfire Recovery and Small & Vital

We want to take this opportunity to remind all those communities affected by the Sept 2019 – Feb 2020 bushfires that there is now a Bushfire Recovery funding stream within the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program, sitting alongside the Small & Vital stream.

The Bushfire Recovery stream can support projects initiated and delivered by local community groups to aid in the recovery of fire-affected communities. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

The national Small & Vital stream funds projects initiated and delivered by local community groups and not-for-profits, with a grant limit of up to $10,000.

Applications for either stream of the program can be submitted at anytime, but please take note of the key dates below for the current funding round. Dates for future rounds are detailed on the SRC website.

Round 7:

•    Applications close 5pm AEDT, 17 November 2020.

•    Applicants notified of outcomes by late March 2021.

Examples of previous recovery projects, such as those that could be funded under the Bushfire Recovery Stream, include: 

For more information, visit the Strengthening Rural Communities webpage and if you have any queries about whether your project might be eligible, please contact us.

Funding – Strengthening Rural Communities program – Bushfire Recovery, and Small and Vital

Support the efforts of volunteers in NSW

The Centre for Volunteering, on behalf of the Australian Government, is offering grants of between $1,000 to $5,000 to volunteer involving organisations to help support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering.

Volunteer based organisations can use these grants to help support the efforts of NSW’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts that organisations and community groups can use for the following items/activities:

  •         Small equipment items
  •       Transport costs of volunteers with a disability
  •       Fuel costs incurred by volunteers
  •       Training for volunteers
  •        Background screening checks of volunteers
  •       Documentation requirements
  •        Post COVID-19 re-engagement activities for volunteers
  •        Adapting practices to support volunteers safety in relation to COVID-19

Visit The Centre’s website to find out more about the activities/items that can help you support your volunteers.  Applications close 20 September.

Volunteer involving organisations are encouraged to consider this funding opportunity, the program guidelines, fact sheet and links to apply online are available on The Centre for Volunteering’s website.


The Volunteering Team

Department of Communities and Justice

Funding – Strengthening Rural Communities program – Bushfire Recovery, and Small and Vital

NSW Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants Information Webinars

You’re invited to attend an Infrastructure Grants information webinar. We encourage you to attend this webinar if your organisation is considering submitting an application under the September 2020 Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants round, which will open Monday 21 September 2020.

The grants team will discuss:

•             Where to access clear and concise information on the Program

•             What makes an application and organisation eligible under the Program

•             What applicants need to prepare before starting an application

•             How applications are assessed

•             What makes a good application

•             Tips on the application process.

The team will also walk applicants through how to login to the online application form and some key points about how the form works.

There will also be the opportunity for you to ask questions about the application process.

There are two dates available. Please click on the relevant link to register your interest.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 – 10.30am to 12pm

Registration link: https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/6934db.html  

Monday, 7 September 2020 – 2pm to 3.30pm

Registration link: https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/2b066d.html

For more information about Infrastructure Grants, please read our Infrastructure Grants Program Guide (PDF, 4.5MB) or contact [email protected]

Clarence Valley- 2020/21 Community Initiatives Program –  Round 2 – from 1 September

Community Sector Banking 2020 Social Investment Grants Program closes 11 Sept 2020

These grants are $25,000 or $50,000, for capacity building of Not-for-profit organisations only, to increase their impact.
Capacity for replication is viewed favourably.

The activities supported should be complete by the end of 2021, and only for Australian communities.
Previously successful recipients are welcome to reapply.

Application closing date 11th September 2020
More information and application – https://www.communitysectorbanking.com.au/grants
Contact: 1300 304 541 or [email protected]

Pride Foundation Australia 2020 Small Grants Program – involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people – closes 13 Sept 2020

Pride Foundation Australia 2020 Small Grants Program – involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people – closes 13 Sept 2020

Individuals, organisations or communities can apply for these $500 grants to benefit the social outcomes and mental health of their LGBTQIA+ community.

To apply you just need to be a group of people with a common interest and operate in Australia.
Examples of activities might include website costs, marketing cost, venues or catering for events.

Applications close: 13 September 2020 and 6 December 2020
More information and application – https://pridefoundation.org.au/pages/small-grants/
Contact: [email protected]

Funding Opportunites

Funding Opportunites

NSW Department of Education Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program – closes 23rd August 2020

Not for Profit organisations who meet the criteria can apply for the purpose of building or improving existing facilities to deliver a community preschool, or buy a vehicle for a mobile preschool to provide for growing enrolments.

Contact: Early Childhood Education Directorate, 1300 755 426 or [email protected]

Lendlease FutureSteps Grant Program 2020 – closes 28th August 2020

This grant is to increase the supply of accommodation with support services to assist people experiencing homelessness or housing stress.

More information and application – https://www.futuresteps.com.au/grants/

Contact: Claire Hanna, 03 5485 7736.

Growing Good Gardens Grants 2020 – closes 28th August 2020

10 grants of up to $1,000 each to build gardens and healthy habits

More information and application – https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/about-us/partners/yates-gardening/gardengrants

NSW Youth Opportunities 2020 Grants – closes 21 September 2020
Projects funded under this grant are to involve young people at every stage. Evidence shows this approach leads to better outcomes.
More information and application – https://www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities/grant-applications-2020

Contact: Anthea Wilson, Department of Communities and Justice, 8753 8430 or [email protected]

Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 – Closes 31 May 2021 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

For approved aged care facilities and home care providers to minimize risk of infection.

More information and application – https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=00B5399B-056F-8A5A-3699BB7A96BF6B03

Community Road Safety Grants program is now open

Community Road Safety Grants program is now open

The NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program is now open with applications to close on Monday, 31 August 2020.

It provides funding to NSW community-based groups to undertake projects to address specific road issues in the local community. Two categories of grants are available:

·        Smaller projects, with up to $5,000 available for each idea, and

·         More substantial projects, worth up to $30,000.

Please note that there are strict eligibility criteria, so community groups should read the Grants guidelines before starting any application. In particular, you must be a community-based organisation in NSW to apply, and your project must have a clear road safety outcome.

Please go to the community grants page for further information.



Vision Australia 2021 Bursary Applications Now Open

Vision Australia 2021 Bursary Applications Now Open

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision.

The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:


Applications close strictly on 30 September 2020.

If you have any queries or would like to speak with our bursary coordinator, please feel free to make direct contact:

Joy King

Ph:     03 8378 1220

E:       [email protected]