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 28 May 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 please visit:

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 the same time each year. There are 6 Grants open for application at present, with others opening soon. e.g: FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants opens in April 2019 , are to help rural communities tackle the issues concerning young people across rural, regional and remote Australia.

The 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 

NOW OPEN: Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. Currently open for applications, visit this website :

OPEN ALL YEAR: Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.

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.

Liqour Accord Initiatives

The Liquor Accord Grants Program is new funding program to support local Liquor Accords run and promote innovative and established initiatives to boost public safety and minimise alcohol related harm. 

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to support local initiatives that will bring positive improvements to public safety and amenity in and around licensed premises, and in other public and private spaces. 

More information is available on the Office of Responsible Gambling website

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network 

is pleased to launch its Murrumbidgee Community Grants program. Grants will be available for activities addressing 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. 

For more information about the Murrumbidgee Community Grants 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 for email updates about My Community Project and other relevant NSW Government programs.

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

Project applications opened on 2 April 2019 for six weeks, closing on 15 May. 

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 are 5 Grant Applications open, closing at various dates in the coming months. To find out more visit the website:

NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund

The Fund will provide assistance to community cricket clubs, associations and local councils and 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.

Applications are open (apply here) and close at 5pm, Monday 8 July 2019

PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Provides 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 us on (02) 8569 1100 or visit:


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.

TransGrid Community Partnerships Program 

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

More information can be found at their website or by Free call to: 1800 222 537  Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

Applications can be made via this link:  

Youth Innovation Grants (FRRR ABC Heywire) 

HEYWIRE IS... young regional Australians telling it like it is and making a difference. FRRR and donor partners collaborate with ABC Heywire to help communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians who attend the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit. To learn more about HEYWIRE & future opportunities 


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

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