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’
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!
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.
• 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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: