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 22 November 2022


Active Kids - Sports NSW - Ongoing Program

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.

The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.

The vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

To use a voucher, find a registered activity provider and present your voucher when you sign up.

The Active Kids program is one of more than 70 NSW Government rebates and savings that help with your cost of living.

To learn more about the program, or to apply for a voucher or become a registered provider visit this website: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids


AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship - Applications close on Friday, 13 January 2023 at 5pm AEDT

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is a collaboration between many of the Research and Development Corporations (RDC’s), along with Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, FMC Australasia, AgriProve and Kalyx and provides eligible university students with a $10,000 bursary over two years.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship also offers students annual industry work placements, access to industry leaders, professional development opportunities and networking at a range of industry events.

Find out more and apply now at: www.agrifutures.com.au/acceleration-grant


Australian Government Business Website - Ongoing Funding programs and support for your business 

The Australian Government Business website https://business.gov.au is a whole-of-government website for the Australian business community. It is a simple and convenient entry point for information, services and support to help businesses succeed in Australia. 

At this site via the SEARCH TOOL you will find many links to news, information, grants, services, tools and support from across government to help your business succeed.

Visit the site https://business.gov.au or subscribe to receive news and learn of opportunities as they are announced. 


Australia Council for the Arts  - Ongoing 

The Australia Council for the Arts  is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development  and advisory body,  supporting individual artists and arts organisations, through a range of activities and programs. The body provides news,  support for events through grants, initiatives, programmes, and opportunities that foster and develop Australia’s arts sector and raise the profile of Australian art nationally and internationally.

Learn more at the website: About us - Australia Council for the Arts and find a Grant Opportunity here: Investment and Development - Australia Council for the Arts

 

Community War Memorials Fund - Round 2 open - closing 13 February 2023

The objective of the Community War Memorials Fund is the conservation of war memorials across NSW to support community commemoration.

Types of projects that might be funded include Specialist conservation advice for war memorials,  Preservation work, Restoration work and equitable access to or relocation of memorials for public safety.  

Eligible organisations including local councils and community groups can apply online for grants of up to $10,000 to conserve local war memorials. Applications close on Monday, 13 February 2023.

Further information about the Community War Memorials Fund can be found on the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs website here

 Two rounds of funding are opened and assessed each year: 

Round 1 opens on Anzac Day each year - 25 April - Eligible organisations including local councils and community groups can apply online for grants of up to $10,000 to conserve local war memorials

Round 2 opens on Remembrance Day each year - 11 November

Further information about the Community War Memorials Fund can be found on the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs website at https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/  


Conservation Partners Grants - Ongoing Program 

Now available on an ongoing basis, providing financial assistance to landholders in managing their conservation area, allowing them to improve the biodiversity value of their properties. 

Agreement holders that do not receive annual payments under the Conservation Management Program can apply for a grant by downloading and sending a completed grant application

 at any time. 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.

For more information visit: https://www.bct.nsw.gov.au/cards/conservation-grants


Dylan Alcott Foundation - Breaking down barriers to education & sport for disabled young Australians 

The Dylan Alcott Foundation is committed to helping young Australians with disabilities overcome the barriers of entry to sport and education by providing fundraising for grants, scholarships and mentoring.


The foundations fundraising efforts will help to achieve big dreams through tangible means, purchasing expensive and much-needed sporting equipment, providing scholarships at leading education institutions and mentoring programs with industry trailblazers. 

Find out more at this link: Dylan Alcott Foundation - Helping young Australians with disabilities

Apply for a grant at this link: Grant Application - Dylan Alcott Foundation


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) - Ongoing Grants programs now open 

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, FRRR is a not-for-profit organisation, that connects common purposes and funding from government, business and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural communities. Their aim and vision is to create a vibrant, resilient and revitalised remote, rural and regional Australia.

FRRR provides funding and capacity building support at the hyper-local level, with reach, relationships, networks, and know-how to align funding, big and small, to community-led solutions that build resilience and long-term viability and vitality of smaller remote, rural, and regional communities across Australia. For all information on FRRR go to this link: https://frrr.org.au/funding/


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) - Strengthening Rural Communities Program - Ongoing programs

Small & Vital: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small & Vital stream gives small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
Grants up to $10,000 are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions, with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000). Grants are assessed quarterly and are ongoing. For more information visit: Strengthening Rural Communities — Small & Vital | FRRR 

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) - Stronger Country Communies Fund (SCCF) Round 5 - Applications close 29 November 2022, 5:00 pm

Applications are open for Regional NSW funding for community projects that increase the wellbeing of regional NSW communities, including up to $50 million for projects delivered by community organisations.

Grants from $100,000 must be for infrastructure or community programs that boost the wellbeing of regional areas through improved amenity and positive social outcomes. 
Funding is available for local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, projects enhancing accessibility and inclusion for people with disability, projects improving outcomes for Aboriginal people, and community programs and local events. Follow this link to the website to find all the information, guidelines and support with your application can be found at this link: The Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) Round 5 


Future Drought Fund - Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program - Applications closing 9pm AEDT 9 January 2023 

The objective of the program is to fund activities that support adoption of proven and existing Australian and/or internationally generated research and development practices and technology that reduce the impacts of drought on agricultural productivity and/or enable a quicker recovery of farmers and their lands from drought, have potential to be adopted at a large scale (either across multiple farms, a farming system, landscapes, regions or industries) and can demonstrate public benefits.

Under the program, eligible applicants can apply for grants of between $100,000 and $3 million (GST exclusive) per application for projects up to 24 months.  

To be eligible you must be one of the eligible entity types listed in section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and  an account with an Australian financial institution.

If you do not meet these additional requirements, you will not be eligible. Applications are now open. Find out more on GrantConnect.


Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations - Ongoing program

Inland Rail is committed to supporting communities along the alignment by making voluntary financial contributions to eligible community groups running events, projects and activities which contribute to local and regional prosperity, well-being and sustainability. Financial requests between $1,000 and $4,000 will be considered from eligible community organisations. There are four annual open rounds 

For projects, events, activities commencing:Round opens:Round closes:
June to August1 February each year30 April each year
September to November1 May each year31 July each year
December to February1 August each year31 October each year
March to May1 November each year31 January each year

To find out more about the Inland Rail Sponsorships and Donations program, including information on how to apply visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/opportunities/sponsorships-and-donations/


Local Sport Grant Program - Applications closing Monday 21 November 2022

The Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW. Through this Program the Office of Sport is working towards our goals to achieve:

Participation: Everyone in NSW participating in sport and active recreation throughout their life.

Places and Spaces: Everyone in NSW having access to places and spaces for sport and active recreation.

Sustainability: The sector continues to grow sport and active recreation across NSW.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs whose primary focus is to organise sporting activities; deliver ongoing sporting programs; and/or develop member’s skills (see Appendix A for full list of eligible sports).

Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport, not the administration processes of the licenced club or upgrades of the licenced premises.

Applications may be considered from sports organisations or clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are a not-for-profit club incorporated in their own right.

You can find the relevant information at this link: Local Sport Grant Program | NSW Government


National Agriculture Traceability  Regulatory Technology Research and Insights Grant Round - Applications close 9:00 pm AEDT on Wednesday 14 December 2022

A total of $6 million GST exclusive over 2 years is available from April 2023 to June 2025. The minimum grant amount is $50,000 GST exclusive. The maximum grant amount is $500,000 GST exclusive.

  • identify a range of existing and potential innovative RegTech traceability applications and developments that are capable of providing standardisable solutions for streamlining compliance across multiple agricultural sectors and commodities and along supply chains
  • facilitate uptake of fit-for-purpose, cost-effective and interoperable digital traceability systems, to assist in increasing regulatory efficiency and reducing the administrative and compliance burdens along the supply chain and across different products and commodity classes.
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to obtain one, be GST, be a permanent resident of Australia, have an account with an Australian financial institution and be one of the eligible entity types listed in section 4.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
Find out everything on GrantConnect


NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA)  - Ongoing programs

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) provides tailored access to loans, grants, rebates and subsidies for primary producers and small business operators.

The NSW RAA has decades of experience helping producers, business operators and regional communities become more resilient, self-reliant and sustainable by accessing the right assistance, at the right time. The NSW RAA provides an ongoing contribution to farming and rural policies, and the advice it provides to NSW Government helps ensure future measures reflect the real needs of farmers.

The RAA recently helped more than 12,000 primary producers access almost $1 billion in drought assistance, and more than 2,400 producers, small businesses and not-for-profits access more than $210 million in bushfire recovery assistance.

Find out more at about the NSW Rural Assistance Agency webpages at these links: loans and grants 


PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation - Ongoing Program

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


Royal Agricultural Society Foundation RASF Foundation Community Futures Grant - Applications Close 30 November 

The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation is offering opportunities for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for community projects in their local area that deliver strong community benefits and enhanced economic and social outcomes for the community. Find out more here


Science and Innovation Awards 2023 - Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 23 September 2022 

Applications are now open for the 2023 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry! This competitive annual grants program supports young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia's primary industries.
In partnership with Australia's leading research and development corporations and industry associations, there are 12 industry categories each worth up to $22,000 (GST inclusive).
For more information and the full list of eligibility and funding criteria, visit the websiteRoll your sleeves up and get to work...
1. Go to GrantConnect, log in and search GO5686 to access the application portal, the grant guidelines and a sample application form.
2. Check out the handy questions and answers page.
3. Read the Science and Innovation Awards partner profiles to explore out what they are looking for in a project application. 
4. Discover what projects were successful in previous rounds.
5. Prepare your application and submit it online!

Sport NSW Community sport recovery package 

The Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package provides financial support, assistance and participation opportunities following the easing of community sport restrictions, particularly in areas hardest hit by the COVID lockdown.
The Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package includes:

  • Up to $12.5 million for grants up to $1,000 to eligible clubs and associations via State Sporting Organisations
  • Up to $7.8 million to support sporting organisations and peak bodies
  • $3.1 million to support participation initiatives focused on areas most affected by restrictions, including south-west Sydney and regional NSW
  • Up to $1 million in grants to support marketing and promotional activities for outdoor and active recreation providers 
  • $600,000 to support regional talent pathways in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics
For more details, see: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/recoverypackage

Strengthening Rural Communities Program - Ongoing programs

Small & Vital: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small & Vital stream gives small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
Grants up to $10,000 are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions, with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000). Grants are assessed quarterly and are ongoing. For more information visit: Strengthening Rural Communities — Small & Vital | FRRR 


Stronger Country Communies Fund (SCCF) Round 5 - Applications close 29 November 2022, 5:00 pm

Applications are open for Regional NSW funding for community projects that increase the wellbeing of regional NSW communities, including up to $50 million for projects delivered by community organisations.

Grants from $100,000 must be for infrastructure or community programs that boost the wellbeing of regional areas through improved amenity and positive social outcomes. 
Funding is available for local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, projects enhancing accessibility and inclusion for people with disability, projects improving outcomes for Aboriginal people, and community programs and local events. Follow this link to the website to find all the information, guidelines and support with your application can be found at this link: The Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) Round 5 


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