Current Grants and Funding Opportunities

Below is 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. 

Updated 3 October 2019

Active Kids - a Sports NSW Program

With the support of SSOs, sporting clubs and activity providers, more than one million children have enjoyed a more active lifestyle through the Active Kids program.
From 1 July 2019, two $100 Active Kids vouchers will be available. The second voucher encourages children to keep active all year round and provides the option to try a different sport or activity.

To learn more about the program, or to apply for a voucher or become a registered provider visit this website:

Arts Funding & Support

Australian Government Department of Communications & The Arts support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and protect and promote Australian content and culture through delivering strategic advice and policy development, effective program and grants management, regulatory management and collaborative stakeholder engagement.

The program funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities, across visual arts, museums and history, literature, performing arts, music and more.

Developing policies and delivering programs that encourage excellence in the arts, helping to protect our cultural heritage and support public access to and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.

For more information and a list of currently open funding opportunities please visit this website:

Community Swimming Grants Program 

Swimming Australia is inviting community groups and organisations from across the country to apply to the Community Swimming Grants Program aimed at increasing physical activity and reducing barriers to participation for people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Funded by the Sport Australia Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program, community organisations can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to fund projects that increase physical activity and reduce barriers to access.

The grants are specifically aimed at assisting people with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as these groups of people can often face increased barriers when it comes to accessing swimming opportunities. 

For more information & to apply visit this website:                      Applications close 8 November 2019 

Conservation Partners Grants 

Conservation Partners Grants are now available on an ongoing basis. All existing BCT agreement holders that do not receive annual conservation management payments are eligible to apply for grants.

Grants can assist landholders to maintain the ecological values of their properties. For example, a landholder may need funding to manage a weed outbreak or repair a fence to exclude stock.

The grants are also available to those participating in the Community Environment Network’s (CEN) Land for Wildlife or Humane Society International’s (HSI) Wildlife Land Trust programs.

For more information visit:

Opened back in 2018, this program remains open on an ongoing basis.

Festival Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund

This program supports costs to produce and present arts activities or projects at festivals in regional and remote Australia. The Australian Government provides approximately $1.2 million each financial year for the Festivals Australia program. Closing dates for applications are advertised on the Department of Communications and the Arts website:

To enquire about new applications & existing contracts please contact the Ministry for the Arts: Phone: 1800 590 577 or Email:

There are 14 Grant Applications open at the moment, one of which is the National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grants. Which provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

For an A to Z list of funding opportunities and when applications are opening and closing, please regularly visit:  

FRRR – Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Grants

FRRR has a number of Grants that open at different times of the year, most of their Grants are recurrent, and generally offered around the same time each year. 

The FRRR Grants calendar allows you to check the current status of each program and the respective opening and closing dates. Follow this link to the calendar: 

For example the  FRRR School & Beyond program, the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program and the In A Good Place Program are just 3 of the Grant programs now (July 19) open for applications and are relevant to our area. 

For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why FRRR  have created the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small & Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network - Community Grants 

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting farmers and communities deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety in drought affected areas, Murrumbidgee PHN (MPHN) is pleased to offer the Murrumbidgee Community Grants program.

Activities eligible for funding through the Murrumbidgee Community Grants initiative will address immediate support needs, but also foster longer term recovery and resilience. These could include community orientated wellbeing activities and training, or workforce capability development projects.

Applications for grants are open. For more information about the Murrumbidgee Community Grants and how & where to apply visit the website here.

My Community Project

My Community Project will enable individuals to put forward ideas for projects in their area, and a public vote will show which projects have the most community support to receive funding. Successful projects will receive funding between $20,000 and $200,000.

My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions. The program guidelines and fact sheets together with more information about the program is  available at  

Please note that the current program dates may change, so to keep up-to-date with the latest information head to or register to receive email updates about My Community Project and other relevant NSW Government programs.

If you require more information, please call 13 77 88. 

The last round of applications closed on 15 May 2019. If you live in NSW & are 16 years or older, you'll be able to vote for the projects in your electorate. Voting across NSW will close on 15 August 2019. Here's a link to details on how you can vote for projects in our local community:

NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts)  Grants

NAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual arts, craft and design practitioners. This grant operates in quarterly rounds.  Funds from this round can be used for projects or exhibitions taking place in May, June, July, August 2019 only.

At present there is 1 Grant Application open (NSW Artists Grant) & 2 Prizes open Carstair prize & Ignition Prize) To find out more visit the website:

PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Provides ongoing grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts.The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment) and  must be for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Performances at concerts at or for charitable institutions such as hospitals or homes for the aged;

  • Scholarships for the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education;

  • The promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public;

  • The aid or assistance of any beneficiary who is unable to adequately maintain herself/himself by her/his own exertions and other income

For more information on the PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation, contact the PPCA on (02) 8569 1100 or visit:


Recreational Fishing Trusts - Habitat Action Grants 

The Habitat Action Grants are funded from the Recreational Fishing Trusts which direct funding generated by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee towards onground actions to improve fish habitat and recreational fishing in NSW.

Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for small grants of $2,000 or large grants of up to $40,000.

Applications close 5.00 pm Friday, 20 September 2019. For more information and application forms click on this

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.

Riverina Water announces $500,000 available as part of its first Community Grants Program

Three grant categories are available including Community Projects and Facilities, Arts and Culture and Water Conservation. 

The broad nature of grant categories could see a range of successful applicants undertake projects including upgrades to recreation facilities, movie nights and creating water wise gardens.

Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the category. Community groups, schools and artists are eligible to apply.

For more information or to apply online go to: Accepting applications to Sep 23 2019 04:00 PM (AEST)  


Stronger Country Communities Fund Grants Program - Round 3

The NSW Government has launched Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) Grants Program.

Whilst Council will be submitting applications under the Program, community groups, i.e. not-for-profit incorporated bodies may also lodge an application directly.

Further information including the SCCF Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at:

TransGrid Community Partnerships Program 

TransGrid’s Community Partnerships Program is offering grants for community groups and non-for-profit organisations within our region. 

For more information and to find out who can apply please visit this link: or or by Free call to: 1800 222 537 

Veterans Affairs Grants for War Memorials & Educational or Commemorative Projects

Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the Community War Memorials Fund for the protection, conservation and repair of local war memorials. Applications are also open for the Anzac Community Grants Program which awards grants of up to $2,000 for a range of educational and commemorative projects.

If you have any questions, please contact the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs by calling (02) 8061 9288 or email

For more information and to apply, please visit  Applications can be lodged online until 5pm on Remembrance Day 2019.


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

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