Grants Newsletter - March 2021
Welcome to the March edition of the grants newsletter.
Our office will be facilitating expressions of interest for the latest round of Volunteer Grants offered by the Federal Government. Groups can apply for between $1000 and $5000 to cover background screening checks of volunteers, training, fuel costs and eligible items. To be an eligible item, items must be portable, tangible and bought to benefit the volunteers (i.e. permanent fixtures are not classed as eligible items).
Please view the Volunteer Grants information page on my website for further information and the EOI form.
Below is a compilation of grant highlights, however comprehensive lists of current business and community grants are also available:
- See here for a comprehensive list of all current business grants
- See here for a comprehensive list of all current community grants
If you are a rural business looking for grants or other financial support, Rural Business Support is a leading not-for-profit provider of agribusiness services and independent support for farmers and small business owners in rural areas who are concerned about their financial future.
As always, I am happy to provide a letter of support for any funding application our community groups and sporting clubs wish to make. This can be organised by contacting my Grants Officer, Milly Pink, directly at email@example.com. Please provide us with at least two weeks’ notice and include a draft of your application with your request to ensure a detailed letter of support can be provided.
If I or my office can be of any further assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact my office on 8398 5566.
Rebekha Sharkie MP
Federal Member for Mayo
This program aims to provide funding for a range of visual arts projects Australia-wide.
Max $250,000 / Applications close 31 May 2021
This program seeks to celebrate the intrinsic capacity of the arts to engage, inspire and make meaning for all Australians, while supporting the celebration of place and promoting a sense of community identity.
Applications close 26 March 2021
This program seeks to support live music events and festivals with the potential to grow into major tourist attractions.
This program aims to support the values for which Richard Llewellyn worked and lived - the arts and people with disabilities.
This program aims to assist applicants who are unable to apply for support from other funding sources because the opportunity occurs outside of a normal grant round.
This program aims to support individual artists, creatives and cultural leaders to undertake a sustained period of creative development that will strengthen and extend their professional practice and contribute to the arts and cultural ecology in South Australia.
Max $50,000 / Applications close 11 October 2021
This program aims to support the Agency's members and key industry stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and offer significant development and career sustaining opportunities for writers and visual artists. It encourages potential applicants to create opportunities for writers and artists at all career stages.
Applications close 26 April 2021
This program aims to assist applicants who are unable to apply for support from other funding sources because the opportunity occurs outside of a normal grant round.
This program aims to provide equity investment in Australian screen production for the big and small screen.
These awards aim to celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. The six award categories are; Australian History, non-fiction, fiction, poetry, young adult literature and children’s literature.
Max $100,000 / Applications close 26 March 2021
This program aims to help create positive and caring communities. Sponsorships are available in the amounts of $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.
This program aims to support community-based organisations by providing funding for projects that fall within the nominated priority areas.
This program aims to support projects that target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes.
This program aims to support small to medium-sized projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities. ANZ staff are also encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to support funded projects, where this would add value to the charitable organisation.
Max $30,000 / Applications close 1 April 2021
This program aims to support reputable community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.
This program aims to help fund and empower organisations that are focused on helping others.
Max $300,000 / Applications close 5 August 2021
This program aims to assist non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
This program seeks to support road safety research and the development of new, innovative road safety technologies and products. Its objective is to improve road safety outcomes in the three key areas with a long-term aim being to decrease harm and trauma related road crashes on Australian roads and create a safe and sustainable road transport system with zero deaths and serious injuries.
Max $350,000 / Applications close 29 March 2021
This program seeks to support projects in local and international communities, empowering and supporting people with the skills and knowledge to help those communities that need it most.
This program aims to help those committed to creating long-term change for the good of the people and planet.
Max $10,000 / Applications close 30 April 2021
This program aims to support community media organisations experiencing emergencies that risk discontinued transmission or operations, or who have been provided with a time-limited opportunity.
This program aims to identify Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.
Max $15,000 / Applications close 10 May 2021
This program seeks to support preventive health and wellbeing approaches within their community. Preventive health approaches focus on keeping people healthy and preventing disease or injury, by supporting the creation of healthy environments to improve opportunities for healthy living for all.
Max $50,000 / Applications close 26 March 2021
This program aims to support projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.
This program aims to provide sponsorship opportunities in an effort to connect with customers, give back to communities and improve the quality of life in a more efficient, environmentally sensitive manner.
This program aims to help eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Basin Plan. It forms part of the Basin Plan Commitments Package, to support those communities identified as most impacted by water recovery under the Basin Plan.
Max $1 million / Applications close 12 April 2021
This program aims to improve the management and protection of the regions flora and fauna to ensure its ecological values are retained for future generations.
This program aims to provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.
This program seeks to inspire the next generation of environmental champions by funding vegetable gardens, recycling and enhancing native habitat projects.
Max $1,500 / Applications close 19 March 2021
This program seeks to support community-led, on-ground projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst also supporting economic development and jobs. It forms part of the Australian Government’s $269.7 million Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package, which seeks to re-engage communities in the work to restore the ecological health of the Murray–Darling Basin whilst also supporting economic development and jobs.
Max $50,000 / Applications close 31 March 2021
This program aims to provide grants to support small and medium hotels to reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement.
Max $25,000 / Applications close 1 April 2021
This program aims to promote economic growth by encouraging growth of existing businesses, developing new industries, building international connections, and attracting foreign and national direct investment. It also aims for industry-wide, sector-wide or economy-wide outcomes, rather than benefits to just one company or small supply chain.
This program aims to encourage caravan parks operators to install the devices to help save the lives of those people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
Max $1,000 / Applications close 30 June 2021
This program aims to empower community organisations to form partnerships in their area and develop evidence-informed activities, tailored to their local needs, to prevent harms from alcohol and other drugs (AOD), including ‘ice’. It forms part of the Australian Government’s investment of more than $450 million under the National Ice Action Strategy since 2016-17.
Applications close 19 March 2021
This program aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to the country and society. The National NAIDOC Theme for 2021, ‘Heal Country’.
Max $1,000 / Applications close 15 March 2021
This program aims to assist Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) generate economic benefits through the effective and sustainable management of their land. It is one of the current grant opportunities under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy which aims to fund and deliver a range of programs specifically for Indigenous Australians.
This program aims to provide a wide range of assistance to those proposing projects from brokering and developing partnerships, to facilitating and coordinating support, to providing funding assistance.
This program aims to help individual businesses and community organisations invest in developing new products, equipment, business planning and marketing in the tourism sector. Support both Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous-owned community organisations to start up, stabilise or grow within the tourism sector.
Max $100,000 / Applications close 22 March 2021
This program, formerly known as Small Grants for Rural Communities, aims to give small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity.
This program aims to finance projects that directly benefit the South Australian dairy industry and its communities.
This program aims to provide funding to primary producers of horticultural crops for the purchase and installation of new netting or the replacement of damaged netting over land used to grow horticulture crops.
Max $300,000 / Applications close 30 June 2023
Funding of up to $50,000 (to be matched dollar for dollar by the applicant) may be awarded to those submitting an application who present the most strategic projects with the best outcomes for regional South Australia
Successful projects will create or drive increased economic, community or strategic outcomes for the region/s of South Australia, ideally enabling investment and jobs, and the building of regional capability.
This program aims to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
Max $150,000 / Applications close 24 May 2021
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
This program seeks to support scientific research, protecting and fostering a love for the environmental and natural heritage, encouraging the spirit of discovery and spreading the knowledge of Australia to Australians and the world.
This program aims to contribute to economic growth by supporting collaboration between enterprise, researchers and universities and the commercialisation of new products and services, building research and research infrastructure capability in South Australia through increased investment and encourage the establishment and growth of startups.
Max $2 million
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
This program aims to provide funds to sponsor young Australians to take part in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) events.
Max $20,000 / Applications close 29 April 2021
These awards aim to close the gender gap in the field by educating the next generation of female leaders in AI and to increase female representation and participation in AI.
This program aims to provide funding for community cricket facility projects, with a focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity. Aimed at developing high quality facilities that provide a welcoming environment for all players, officials, volunteers and fans.
This program aims to provide financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
Grants between $500 and $750 / Applications close 31 March 2021
This program aims to support the tennis community around the country. Available for tennis clubs, centres, schools, associations, and other venues affiliated with Tennis Australia which delivers ANZ Tennis Hot Shots.
Max $10,000 / Applications close 22 March 2021
This program aims to assist affiliated Australian tennis clubs, centres and associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans. It seeks to assist in shortfalls the club may have in funding their project after other avenues of funding have been determined.
This program aims to support events that align with government priorities and the State’s strategic plans.
This program seeks to support businesses and organisations to activate sustainable and ecologically sensitive tourism experiences in SA, which will, in turn, support jobs, growth and conservation outcomes.
Max $1 million
This program aims to strengthen the state’s regional events calendar and drive economic stimulus across the regions beyond the traditionally peak summer tourism period. Increase collaboration and partnerships among regional event stakeholders, government, and commercial partners to deliver stronger outcomes for regional events.
This program aims to provide one-off funding annually to eligible multicultural organisations to host festivals and events, which celebrate multiculturalism and diversity and support an inclusive and cohesive society.
Max $30,000 / Applications close 31 March 2021
This program aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
Max $150,000 / Applications close 8 Feb 2022
This program seeks to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ESO practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work.
Applications close 14 April 2021
This program aims to assist Australian veterans, Australian veteran associations and other individuals to restore and preserve existing military unit and battle memorials relating to Australian service, that they have constructed overseas.
This program seeks to assist young people (aged 16-65) with high care needs who are living at home and who are at risk of entering inappropriate housing. It aims to enhance the standard of living for young people with high care needs and their carers.
Max $10,000 / Applications close 17th March 2021
This program aims to engage with Australian producers and writers at the earliest stages of development, investing small amounts across a broad range of projects. It invests in and supports children’s media which is made specifically for Australian children. They also provide a multifaceted assistance program for producers and writers including project development, production funding, international market representation and recoupment.
This program aims to engage in strategic, multi year, untied funding with organisations that are developing the creative capacities of young people.
- Community Development Grant – Up to $2,500 – Applications close 31 March 2021
- Community Connections, Community Events. Special Community Events/ Special Projects Grant- Up to $5,000 – Applications close 31 March 2021
- Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant- Up to $2,000- ongoing until funding pool expended
- Community Training and Development Fund- Up to $2,000- Open until all funds have been spent
- Heritage Grants- Up to $7,500- Open until all funds have been spent
- Sport and Active Recreation Donation Program- Up to $1,100- Open until all funds have been spent
- Community Grants Program- Up to $5,000- Applications close 31 March 2021
- Recreation and Sport Small Grants Scheme- Up to $1,00 for individuals and $400 for individuals- Open until all funds have been spent.
- Arts and Culture Grants Program- Closes 29 March 2021.
- Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme - 50% of work of cost, up to $3,000 per application- ongoing until funding pool expended.
- Individual Grants for Youth and Students – ongoing
- Community Sponsorship program - designed to assist Island-based not-for-profit organisations by offering Full or Part sponsorship of the fees associated with hiring Council facilities and services