Current Grants and Funding

Please find below a list of grant and funding opportunities which may be of interest to your organisation. To access further information in regards to any of these grants, click on the link provided.

All Community Groups and members are encouraged to take advantage of any free Grant Writer’s workshops provided by Council. 


Useful Apps & Online tools

http://www.nptechforgood.com/2016/02/28/36-useful-apps-online-tools-for-nonprofits/


NEW: Heritage Activation Program Grant Applications 2nd Round Funding now open

The grants are designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage, such as physical works for better public access, public programming, strategy development and business planning. Open to owners and managers of local heritage items listed on their council’s Local Environmental Plan, Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects are open year round subject to available funding, and are open from now until Monday 21 April. All eligible individuals or groups are encouraged to apply and please contact the Heritage Near Me team with any questions. For more information and to apply, visit the Heritage Near Me Incentives program web page link: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/heritage-near-me-incentives.htm    To contact the Heritage Near Me phone: 02 9873 8544 or email: heritage.nearme@environment.nsw.gov.au


Anzac Community Grants Program. Closes 24-02-2017

The Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women. Projects which support activities benefitting the NSW veteran community are also eligible for funding.

Small grants of up to $2,000 will be provided to educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies.

veterans.nsw.gov.au/education/anzac-community-grants-program


Arts Grant

 REGIONAL NSW INVITED TO PARTNER AND CREATE ART

Applications are invited from organisations, partnerships and groups in regional NSW for new projects or significant development of current projects.

Grants of up to $150,000 over two years are available for projects which can commence after 1 January 2017 and be completed by 31 December 2018.

Further information and application forms are available at

www.arts.nsw.gov.au


Arts Projects Program

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 $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/arts-projects-organisations/


 
Community War Memorials Fund.  Closes 25-04-2017

The Community War Memorials Fund is focused on supporting projects that conserve, repair and protect existing war memorials. The fund has previously supported a range of war memorials, including statues, memorial gates, honour rolls and memorial halls

veterans.nsw.gov.au/community-war-memorials-fund


DEPARTMENT of VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA) GRANTS, including SALUTING THEIR SERVICE COMMEMORATIONS PROGRAM

The Saluting Their Service (STS) grants program is designed to preserve our wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of activities and projects that highlight the sacrifice and service of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation. 

For this and other Grant Funding available from DVA, please visit: http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants 


Environmental Grant

Grants of between $100,000 and $1,000,000 are available for councils, groups of councils, non-government organisations, not-for-profit organisations (must comply with the ATO’s definition ) and private businesses/industry.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/resourcerec.htm


EPIC Community Grant

EPIC’s Community Grant program aims to help build more accessible, inclusive, and healthier Australian communities.

http://epicassist.org/au/community-assist/


Festival Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund

As of 1 July 2015 this program is administered by the Ministry for the Arts. This program supports costs to produce and present arts activities or projects at festivals in regional and remote Australia. For all enquiries about new applications and existing contracts please contact the Ministry for the Arts by phone on 1800 590 577 or by email at: festivals@arts.gov.au


FIAL Project Fund

The FIAL’s Project Fund supports innovation projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness.

https://fial.com.au/fial-project-fund?ct=t(March_17_Newsletter_53_15_2016)&mc_cid=f53932ae65&mc_eid=abdfd9906cdfd9906c

 

Heritage Activation Program Grant Applications 2nd Round Funding now open

The grants are designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage, such as physical works for better public access, public programming, strategy development and business planning. Open to owners and managers of local heritage items listed on their council’s Local Environmental Plan, Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects are open year round subject to available funding, and are open from now until Monday 21 April. All eligible individuals or groups are encouraged to apply and please contact the Heritage Near Me team with any questions. For more information and to apply, visit the Heritage Near Me Incentives program web page link: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/heritage-near-me-incentives.htm    To contact the Heritage Near Me phone: 02 9873 8544 or email: heritage.nearme@environment.nsw.gov.au


Local Arts and Cultural Facilities Funding

Up to $60,000 is currently available through Regional Capital funding for projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities, such as local galleries, museums and theatres.

http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/funding-and-support/types-of-funding/regional-capital-2/


NAVA Grants

NAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual arts, craft and design practitioners.

https://visualarts.net.au/nava-grants/


The Office of Environment and Heritage

We’re a helping hand for individuals, communities, organisations and businesses making a difference to our State’s environment and heritage. 

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support

 

PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts.

http://www.ppca.com.au/ppca-about-us/ppca-performers-trust-foundation/

 

Quad Bike Safety Rebate

Farmers, residing in NSW, who own a business that is registered in NSW as producing goods or providing services in NSW, with less than 20 full-time workers (or equivalent), and farming as their main source of income are now entitled to rebates to improve Quad bike safety.

http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/health-and-safety/safety-topics-a-z/quad-bikes/quad-bike-safety-improvement-program-FAQs

  

RASF VET Scholarships

VET (Vocational Education and Training) Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW. Scholarships of up to $5,000 for full-time study or up to $2,500 for part-time study are available. Applications open annually in October and close in January.

http://www.rasnsw.com.au/RASF-VET-Scholarships-2553.htm

 

Regional Arts NSW

Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/qtg/#ixzz3pjRtzUH4

 

Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

The NSW Environmental Trust has various grant funding for projects open from time to time. To see what is currently open please visit this link: 

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/grantsintro.htm


Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

The RASF will consider ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefit will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW, well-connected with other local leaders and have a good understanding of the issues affecting their community. Applications open annually in October and close in December.

http://www.rasnsw.com.au/Community-Futures-Grant.htm 


Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 31. Closes 31-03-2017

Grants of up to $5,000 are 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.  Applications must address the following:

Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.

Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.

•           Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment.

•           Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.

http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/small-grants-for-rural-communities-round31


Sports Grant

 The Australian Sports Foundation continues to build awareness in the sports sector of the importance of partnerships involving sport, business and the broader community. To reinforce this, the work of the Australian Sports Foundation has been named the Fundraising4Sport program(F4S). Through contact with sporting clubs, associations, national bodies and schools, and through establishing links with local government and community bodies, it has worked to promote understanding of the benefits of its tax deductible services and to develop a ‘self-determinant’ culture within organisations. - See more at:

http://grantsandfunding.com.au/grants/australian-sports-foundation-sport-incentive-program/

 

The below provides links to various sources of financial assistance to community groups

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1516/Quick_Guides/ComGrants#_State_Government_Grants

 

Waste Grants

Grants under the Waste Less, Recycle More - now open, go to: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastestrategy/waste-less-recycle-more.htm


Youth Grant

 HEYWIRE IS...

young regional Australians telling it like it is and making a difference

http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/