YWAG’s current focus is on strengthening sex education in Australia through their project: Let’s Talk: Young Wom*n’s Views on Sex Education. Let’s Talk captures and amplifies the voices and experiences of young women in relation to sex education in order to improve comprehensive sexuality and respectful relationships education in the national curriculum.
You canfind YWAG’s reports from the 2015 survey here and here.
Let’s Talk 2019: Young
Wom*n’s Views on Sex Education
In July 2019, YWAG has launched a
new wave of the Let’s
Talk survey for young women, including those who identify as
women, cis women, trans women, non-binary and trans-femme identifying young
people aged 16-21.
You can take the Let’s Talk 2019: Young Wom*n’s Views on
Sex Education survey here.
As part of the Let’s Talk 2019
project, there is an opportunity for young women and non-binary young people
aged 18-21, and the organisations that work with them, to run focus groups on
views on sex education. Focus Group Toolkits are available here: YWAG Let’s Talk 2019 – Focus Group Toolkit
YWAG has regular input into ERA’s
advocacy and policy positions, participates in our policy work groups and
develops papers for ERA’s projects. YWAG is an excellent opportunity for young
women to access training and experience in women’s policy and advocacy.
In this half day workshop you
will learn what the high art of listening is, its usefulness and application in
different contexts; the skills that enable the high art of listening and you
will practice applying these skills in different contexts. You will gain a
deeper understanding of listening to enable you to effectively apply it in a
meaningful way in your personal and professional life.
Invited Guest: Dr Michael
Barbato, a Palliative Care Specialist who
has been in medical practice for more than 50 years and has been a palliative
care physician for 30 years. During this time, he has held the positions of
Medical Director at the Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, NSW and the
Palliative Care Unit at St Joseph’s Hospital, Auburn, NSW and was Director of
Palliative Care for the ACT.
Invited Guest: Karen Burdett is the Chief Executive Officer of The Cram Foundation, a leading Disability Service that employs over 150 staff and provides specialist accommodation and community support services to people living with complex disabilities across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. Karen’s career spans over 20 years with over 13 years working in Senior Leadership and Executive roles across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Our Trainer & Assessor Qualifications Courses start in
September, and we thought it may be helpful to have quick access to the most
supportive, local course options that will provide your clients with skills to:
Design and deliver accredited training and assess competency.
Become a workplace based trainer-assessor or operate in a classroom or online environment.
Allow existing Trainers to maintain their Training and Assessment currency and add valuable skills to their portfolio.
GOVT. SUBSIDIES AND FEE-FREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE* *Places in many courses are subsidised by the NSW Government
CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
TAE40116 Venue: Kiama Campus
COMMENCING SEPTEMBER Tue 10 September, 2019 until 31 March, 2020 Time: 9am-4.30pm¤ Cost: $0-$1,850* (Normally $4,800) ¤ Please call to express your interest in an evening class.
COMMENCING OCTOBER 15th of October 2019 until 22nd September 2020 Time: 5:20pm – 9:15pm Cost: $0-$1,850* (Normally $4,800) *This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The campaign to decriminalise abortion in NSW is in full swing. As part of the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance of over 70 organisations, we are working to decriminalise abortion in NSW by removing it from the NSW Crimes Act (1900) and ensuring abortion is regulated like any other health procedure.
Today, the Reproductive Health Reform Bill 2019 NSW is
being introduced into NSW Parliament. Fifteen MPs from across the political divide are
co-sponsoring the Bill in a historic move that has never been done in the
state’s lower house.
Please show your support for this bill by urgently calling or emailing your local MP, the Premier and/or the Minister for Health – and simply letting them know you support the bill – and want them, as your representative, to vote for it.
A sustained community voice is what we need to ensure this gets through. It will only take 2 minutes of your time.
Contact details are below, or a link to submit via the internet.
Registrations are now open for the LCSA 2019 Connecting Communities Conference in Wollongong on 26-28 August 2019. As a special offer LCSA are extending their member rate to Community Industry Group members. To purchase conference tickets at the reduced rate contact the LCSA.
The theme for the conference is Local Communities Leading Change and will cover topics such as Social Inclusion, Self Determination and Community-led Change.
Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World Community Grants Round 3:
you’re looking for sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be
more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community,
apply for the Active Community grant. Or if you have a dream to create more
active communities through health initiatives, wellbeing programs or by
tackling medical issues faced by the wider community, the program also wants to
hear from you.
qualify, your dream must aim to make a positive difference in the community,
and it must also:
benefit a registered
community cause, charity group or not-for-profit organisation (and not an
be based in Australia
with funds being spent in Australia
be able to be
undertaken in the next 12 months
fit with the round
Dreams for a Better World is open to all residents of Australia, aged 18 years
or older at the time of entry. You don’t need to be a Sunsuper member to enter.
6 shortlisted dreams to be voted on by the public. The public vote on the
shortlist to decide which dreams they think will truly make the world a better
top 3 dreams with the most valid votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress
to the round final. In the round final a panel of judges will review the
Top 3 dreams and decide who should be the round winner. The winner will receive
an additional $5,000 grant and progress to the grand final.
three Round Winners pitch their dream to the judges to decide the Grand Final
Winner and the public vote again for their favourite dream to win People’s
Mary MacKillop Today’s Community Grants Program
partners with organisations who support Australia’s most vulnerable and
marginalised people improve their lives through education in all its
forms. Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to
deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for
Australians affected by vulnerability.
By participating in these projects, individuals build skills and
gain knowledge to improve their engagement with the community and take
advantage of life opportunities. The Grants Program seeks to empower those
in need to take control of their lives and to build a better future for
themselves and their communities.
build skills, gain knowledge and empower themselves to increase their life
opportunities, improve their engagement with the community and achieve a better
quality of life. This in turn has positive outcomes for people’s families and
communities (serviced by small organisations providing important services) are
more empowered to actively participate in broader society.
most vulnerable groups including women who are homeless, people living with
disability, refugees and asylum seekers become more empowered to engage in more
The aim of the Community Litter Grant program is to help deliver
the NSW Government target to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. All funded projects
must include direct community leadership and participation in the development
of litter prevention activities. Grant funding is available in two
Stream 1: Local single-community group projects – $4,000 to
$10,000 – This stream is for a community group to conduct a litter
prevention project at a single littered location. It is intended for groups who
are taking their first steps in the litter prevention journey.
Stream 2: Multi-site and/or multi-organisation – $20,000 to
$70,000 – This stream is for larger organisations that are able to
work across multiple sites and involve multiple groups. It is intended for
groups with the capacity to engage in litter prevention at scale and over the
To apply for funding, a community group must be a
non-government, not-for-profit organisation. You must have your own
constitution and be incorporated under the law of a state of territory of
Australia as an incorporated association, company or cooperative society.
Stream 1 projects must be completed by June 2020, and Stream 2 projects must be
completed by March 2021.
Youngcare grants support young people with high care needs to
exit and avoid moving into housing that may not be appropriate such as aged
care, hospital or a rehabilitation centre. The grants programs provides funding
for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care.
At Home Care Grants (AHCG): Provides funding for
equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to
be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding is to both enhance the
quality of life for young people with high care needs and assist them to remain
living in their own home with loved ones. The grants provide one-off funding of
up to $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at
home, and are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.
risk of placement into inappropriate housing
with a recognised physical disability (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy,
ABI or Quadriplegia)
at home or in supported housing (not aged care or rehab/hospital)
residing in Australia
organisations that currently provide care and support to young people living
with a disability can apply on behalf of an individual
able to provide evidence of current Public Liability Insurance for no less than
able to provide current financial records or a current annual report
have an existing relationship with the beneficiary of the grant so that the
‘item’ purchased through this grant complements what is already being provided
by the organisation
Available for individuals aged between 18 and 65 who have a permanent disability and who need essential funding to either remain living at home, move back home from inappropriate housing or to make their current place more accessible. The grants provide up to $20,000 for essential equipment, home modifications and services such as respite or in-home care, household items and utilities.
Aged between 18 and 65
Have a permanent diagnosed physical disability (e.g. Multiple
Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, brain or spinal cord injury)
People with or without NDIS plans can apply
People with plans must show evidence of additional need
Eligible Organisations (on behalf of individuals):
Government and non-government Organisations
Able to provide evidence of current Public Liability insurance
for no less than $5 million
Able to provide current financial records or a current annual
nib foundation has announced a new grant program, known as
Health Smart Grants, which aims to empower Aussie youth and young adults to
make smarter choices when it comes to their health. Currently in Australia,
only 41% of adults have the health literacy levels needed to make positive and
informed health choices. The foundation’s new grants program seeks to change
nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, said they are
looking to partner with charities who specialise in better equipping young
Aussies with the right health tools and information to make positive health
choices and ultimately, reduce the risk of chronic illness.
“The reality is that far too many people in Australia die
prematurely or live for many years with poor health and wellbeing related to
chronic illnesses and many of these illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, some cancers and mental health disorders share the same risk factors.
The good news is that many of these risks are preventable” Ms Tribe said. Mrs
“By engaging and empowering Aussies to be more health smart in
their everyday lives we hope to help change this by giving people the
information and skills they need to better understand health risks and adopt
healthy behaviours that will set them up well for life,” she added.
The new grant program features a total funding pool of $320,000
which will be distributed to six charities who will each receive $40,000 in
grant funding. nib members and the public will be given the chance to allocate
the remaining $80,000 by voting for their favourite two charities to receive an
additional funding boost.
“More investment in prevention is needed to improve the health
of people across the country. We’re excited to partner with dedicated charities
who share our focus and are committed making this change a reality,” Ms Tribe
The Health Smart Grants replace nib foundation’s previous
Community Grants which for 10 years supported Australian charities focused on
improving health and wellbeing outcomes for youth or carers.
Expressions of Interest: Open 1 August; close 30 August 2019. Shortlisted applicants
will be invited to submit a full application from mid-September.
Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides charity grants of up
to $15,000 to eligible applicants. The Foundation delivers practical, real
world support to smaller “grass-roots” organisations that can’t find help from
more traditional sources. Once accepted as an eligible applicant, the
Foundation works closely with you and your organisation to understand
exactly what is needed, so they can ensure you receive the best quality
Do you need help to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering or
oppression? If you don’t qualify for assistance through other existing
channels, the Foundation may be able to help.
organisation’s mission and operations, and the proposed program, are consistent
with the application guidelines of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, and must
make a huge difference for those in need.
applicant is able to demonstrate the knowledge and the expertise necessary to
implement the program as well as the skills necessary for the sustainable
management of the program and the responsible stewardship of resources.
applicant organisation has the support of its Board, or in the case of an
individual, the proposer’s supporting authority.
is not-for-profit and has Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) status or Deductable
Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation favours programs that:
hope and build dignity
between the cracks of other funding sources
associated with well established organisations with significant reserves and or
are not capable of raising their own funds
eligible for funding from government or other sources.
Landcare Australia is partnering with Woolworths for a
second round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants. Australian primary schools
and early learning centres are invited to apply for project funds of up to
$1,000. Over 500 grants will be offered to inspire kids from across the country
to get hands-on with projects that focus on sustainable food production,
improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats.
Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport
and recreation infrastructure, and projects that assist communities with essential
infrastructure and disaster readiness. Infrastructure Grants are made possible
through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a
contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into
To be eligible for funding, applications must meet eligibility
conditions including the project location, the applicant and project benefit,
purpose and development status. There is also a requirement for local
government applicants to match funding.
Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of
construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and
community infrastructure in the following areas:
& Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per
& Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project
2019 Round: Opens 5 August 2019. Closes 26 August 2019
November 2019 Round: Opens 18 November 2019. Closes 9
2020 Round: Opens 16 March 2020. Closes 6 April 2010
Scanlon Foundation Community Grants [DGR Status Required]
The Scanlon Foundation’s annual community grants round for 2019
will fund projects that support the transition of migrants into employment or
support practical English literacy. Projects should consider the experience of
migrants and of receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes.
All submissions are also expected to empower new arrival
communities and develop cross cultural connections.
This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a
maximum of $25,000.
Sometimes great projects exist outside these specific local
government areas so there is the opportunity for organisations who are located
outside of the listed LGAs, but within the identified states, to provide an
expression of interest. This would require additional information as to why
their area should be included.
The Foundation can only provide grants to organisations with DGR
1 status. Your organisation is welcome to partner with an organisation who has
DGR1 status so long as the application comes directly from the organisation
with DGR 1 status.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by
the NSW Government to help deliver local projects to regional communities. The
objective of the fund is to provide projects that improve the lives of people
who live in regional areas.
Round Three of the Fund will see another $100 million made
available for projects that improve the lives and wellbeing of regional NSW
communities. This includes a dedicated $50 million for projects for young
Stronger Country Communities Fund 2019 has:
• $50m focused on young people aged 12-24
• a broader scope of eligible projects
The objectives of the fund are:
1. to boost the liveability of communities in regional areas
by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure or community
programs that have strong local support
2. to provide programs and infrastructure that enhance
opportunities for young people to be work ready and thrive in regional NSW.
NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW
Environmental Trust’s Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program
supports new and enhanced infrastructure and on-site processing for organic
waste, food donation projects and council run home composting programs. There
are five funding streams:
Processing Infrastructure: Provides funding for new and
enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden
organics from households and/or businesses.
Organics Recycling: Provides funding for onsite processing or
Donation Infrastructure: Provides funding for infrastructure
to facilitate the collection and redistribution of edible food waste from
businesses to people in need, such as fridges, freezers, refrigerated vans and
storage equipment like forklifts.
Quality: Provides funding for equipment to improve the quality of
recycled organics products to support access to new markets.
Stations: Provides funding for the capital costs relating to
infrastructure and equipment to establish new or upgrade existing transfer
stations so that they can also be used as transfer stations for food (or food
and garden) organics.
Eligible bodies: Local councils, business,
government institutions, not for profits, and industry, depending on the type
of grant project/stream.
The 2019 round
of the NSW Environmental Trust’s Protecting Our Places grants program is now
open to Aboriginal communities around NSW.
Funding is available to Aboriginal community groups and
organisations throughout NSW for projects that encourage and empower Aboriginal
communities to protect, conserve and restore cultural landscapes that are
important to local Aboriginal communities.
following NSW Aboriginal community organisations/groups can apply:
Aboriginal Land Councils
Native Title groups
Aboriginal incorporated community organisation
Unincorporated Aboriginal organisations and groups supported by
another organisation (e.g. NPWS, LLS, LALC, NGO, local council, etc)
of up to $60,000 are available over two stages:
1: Planning – up to $10,000
2: Implementation – up to $50,000
Trust will be providing project management capacity building training and
mentoring to funded grantees to assist in the successful delivery of their
While each project must be led by an Aboriginal organisation,
applicants are encouraged to work in partnership with other relevant
stakeholders (i.e. Council, LLS, OEH, etc) to strengthen their project’s
proposals and delivery.
If the organisation is not incorporated or does not have the
capacity to manage the financial aspects of the project, you may nominate another
organisation to administer the grant funds on your behalf. The Administrator
must be an incorporated or registered organisation (e.g. LALC, NGO, local
Bennelong Foundation Grants EOI [DGR Status Required]
Established in 2002 by the Bangarra Group, the Bennelong Foundation aims to enhance
community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change
in the community. The Foundation also aims to provide opportunities for people
within the Bangarra Group to personally get involved in the activities of the
organisations it supports.
Program funding areas:
training and employment: programs providing access, equity and inclusion
opportunities to education and training or that support and build pathways to
health and wellbeing: to assist organisations that conduct programmes with the
express purpose of improving the physical health, nutrition, and well-being of
the Australian community.
and Torres Strait Islander communities
with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and
linguistically diverse communities
The Tucker Foundation will consider applications from
organisations seeking to undertake projects that further the Foundation’s aims
and objectives. Grants applications for up to $25,000 will be considered.
Grants are available to organisations with income tax exemption and ACNC
registration for local, regional or national projects anywhere in Australia.
Australian organisations seeking funding for projects undertaken overseas may
also be considered.
Tucker Foundation aims and objectives:
support, promotion, development and advancement of public art galleries and
relief of poverty and the suffering of children.
provision of or support for scholarships to disadvantaged children or young
adults up to the age of 25 years to enable them to pursue their education
at primary, secondary or tertiary institutions.
protection of women from abuse, assisting women in these circumstances to
further their education and providing support to women in these circumstances
initiation and support of social change which goes towards increasing the equal
treatment and social acceptance of all persons in the community.
of wildlife and habitat, and to preserve natural reserves of forest, oceans and
wilderness and for the rehabilitation of flora and fauna.
prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare.
We are inviting councils and local organisations across the
state to apply for a 2020 NSW Seniors Festival Grant. The Grants Program
provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local
festival events and activities that provide opportunities for people over 60 to
remain active, healthy and engaged in their local communities.
1: Up to $1,000 for small-scale local community events and activities.
2: $1,001 – $5,000 for larger local community events and activities.
3: $5,001 – $10,000 for large scale community and regional events and
Applications are now open and will close
11:59pm on Friday 9 August 2019.
Amounts: Total of $1,000,000 with individual grants
of $10,000 to $75,000
Eligible bodies: NSW Local Aboriginal Land
Councils; and local councils, government agencies, non-governmental
organisations, consultants, and other entities working in partnership with a
Local Aboriginal Land Council
the impacts of illegal dumping on Aboriginal land through clean up and
and maintain collaborative approaches and partnerships to help manage and
reduce the occurrence of illegal dumping
deterrence, surveillance and monitoring measures and community education to
prevent illegal dumping activities on Aboriginal land
cultural activities that enable Aboriginal people to care for Country, engage
in knowledge sharing and gain skills and employment in land management
In round 4, the EPA has made changes to ALCUP to reflect
feedback from Aboriginal communities and organisations to better meet the needs
of Aboriginal communities. We thank the individuals and organisations that helped
us review the program. We are always happy to talk about improvements that can
be made. Please email any suggestions or problems to ALCUP.email@example.com
Changes incorporated into the new program:
for Round 4 of the ALCUP Fund will remain open until grant funds are exhausted
or until 5pm on 30th September 2019.
application form, as well as any relevant applicant documents, will be
available on the EPA website for LALCs to access and submit to the EPA at any
of applications will be conducted quarterly by the independent Technical Review
amount of funding each applicant can apply for has been increased to a range of
$10,000 to $75,000 (previously $5,000 – $50,000).
for Country activities on the project sites, such as revegetating with native
and bush tucker plants, setting up community picnic facilities or holding
cultural events as part of the project to prevent further dumping can now be
grant delivery time is extended to 18 months (previously 12 months).
allowable for salaries and administration has been removed to encourage
employment of local people rather than contractors, if desired.
Funding of between $10,000 to $75,000 is available to Local
Aboriginal Land Councils for individual projects. All funded activities must be
completed within an 8 month period.
The priorities for the funding reflect the EPA’s commitment
to deliver an integrated approach to combat illegal dumping through active
engagement and collaboration between government, land managers and local
Round 4 ALCUP opened on 26 September 2018 and will remain open
until funds are exhausted, or until 30
The National Palliative Care Projects are intended to improve
the quality of palliative care service delivery in Australia. Under this grant
opportunity, funding is available for national projects that target specific
population groups who have recognised limited access to palliative care. The
objectives of the grant opportunity are to support nationally focussed projects
for the target population groups that:
the quality of and access to palliative care service skill development for
the quality of palliative care service delivery in community and acute care
understanding and increase uptake of advance care planning;
knowledge and community awareness of palliative care; and
the collation and dissemination of palliative care information across the
Estimated grant value: From $300,000 to $1,200,000.
The Australian Government is inviting applicants through an open
competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial
year under Outcome 3.2 – Commemorative Activities – Saluting Their Service
Commemorations Program. The Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime
heritage and to involve people throughout the nation 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.
The objective of the Program is to acknowledge and commemorate
those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace
There are two categories of Grants available under the Program:
Commemorative Grants: Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available
for local, community-based projects and activities
Commemorative Grants: Grants available for major commemorative projects and
activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective
The Community Grants Hub will divide the assessment of
applications into three batches. Each batch will contain applications that have
been submitted for the grant opportunity over a four month period:
Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million
Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.
Our donors share our commitment to small rural, regional and
remote communities and the premise that local leaders are best placed to know
what will make their community stronger.
That is why they collaborate to fund this grants program, which
facilitates continued investment and access to funds that can contribute to
securing the future prosperity of small communities across Australia.
For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a
challenge, which is why we 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.
Priority and Eligibility
Who can apply?
community-based organisations from communities across rural, regional and
remote Australia where funds support projects and activities that offer clear
public benefit (i.e. are for a charitable purpose) and address an agreed need
in the community.
with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
with and without DGR endorsement.
is eligible to submit one application per grant round and apply for one tier of
funding per grant round.
The following applications will be prioritised:
Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups.
Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people.
Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient
(DGR) Tax status.
Who can’t apply?
private or commercial businesses are not eligible.
support core business and areas of responsibility of Federal, State and Local
Governments are not eligible.
What can be funded?
Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small & Vital grants
(up to $10,000) can be used for a wide range of purposes including:
Delivering activities, programs and services;
Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
Community infrastructure projects;
Operational and administrative costs associated with your
project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled
contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.
Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity
from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal
examples of what could be funded.
1. Building community resilience
For example, projects that facilitate community connectedness,
develop leadership capacity within the community, improve local community
infrastructure and meeting places, support and develop volunteer community
groups, and community preparedness to natural disasters.
2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
For example, projects that strengthen local not-for-profit
organisations’ operational infrastructure, upgrading of equipment to improve
service delivery, skill development of committees of management, and support
for planning and sustainability.
3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
For example, projects that increase awareness of local
environmental issues, provide opportunities for local residents to care for the
local environment, and projects that work to restore, protect and promote the
local natural environment.
4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
For example, projects that celebrate, preserve and promote local
culture and identity, creative projects that foster the arts, and support for local
artists and the arts community.
5. Lifelong learning and education
For example, projects that provide local residents with access
to opportunities that enrich their learning and skills development, from cradle
6. Economic strength
For example, projects that create local employment and training
with an employment outcome, stimulate new spending within a community or
region, events that attract visitors and which can demonstrate an economic
benefit as a result, and projects that attract new residents to a community or
region and improve economic prosperity.
7. Improving community health and social wellbeing
For example, projects that address physical health, improved
nutrition and access to fresh food and sustainable local food systems, projects
that enhance mental health, and those which assist vulnerable members in
communities to improve their health and wellbeing.
SRC – Small & Vital is a rolling grants program, which means
that applications will be accepted at any time. Please see the table below for
the submission cut-off dates that best suit your project requirements.
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps
communities access the resources they need to support one another through
the ongoing effects of the drought.
This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support
community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and
symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future.
Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being
proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of
tough times. See the case studies below
for examples of the types of projects we have funded in the past, which may
provide some ideas.
Thanks to the generous support of our donor partners, grants of
up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities
nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and
$150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have
a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and
The program is supported by the Australian Government, Tim
Fairfax Family Foundation, ANZ, Paul Ramsay Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, Pratt
Foundation, Australia Post, Westpac Group, The Snow Foundation, Santos, Aussie
Farmers Foundation, Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation, Stockland CARE
Foundation, NRMA, Rex Airlines and individual donors from across the nation.
Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion
Support and engage the community in leadership development and
Support opportunities for social and educational participation
and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and
sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to
their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during
the drought; and
Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that
stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.
Who can apply?
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an ABN or
The program has a strong preference to support grassroots
organisations based in drought-affected regions over those delivering services
to, but not based in affected regions. Projects led by local communities will
be given strong preference.
Please note no specific tax status is required.
Groups with outstanding final reports are not eligible to apply
unless a time extension has been granted. We encourage groups to complete
their final reports so that they can then apply.
Projects must be located in and benefit a drought-affected
Criteria for large-scale and multi-year projects up to $60,000
Provide broader, more medium-term impact – multi-year grants
will be considered;
Offer activities that could be repeated over a period of time;
Deliver larger scale activities that provide short term relief
to alleviate the impact of drought;
Support a coordinated approach with a regional focus;
Enhance resourcing, stability and continuity of events and
programs being delivered by local not-for-profit organisations; and
Support the delivery of activities and services which cost more
due to the remoteness of their location.
Please note that applicants must speak to the FRRR Program
Manager before lodging an application to the two larger streams, and a written
Expression of Interest is required for the up to $150,000 grants.
What can’t be funded?
The encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social
activities is not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Tax
Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate
benefits to the wider community beyond competitive sports-related activities
(please contact FRRR if you wish to discuss);
Commonwealth, State and Local Government core business and areas
Projects that do not directly support drought-affected
Projects that benefit a single individual rather than a
The project must not duplicate an existing project or service;
Retrospective projects, i.e. projects that have already occurred
or which will have occurred by the time funds are received;
Projects that are for animal welfare;
Projects outside Australia and overseas travel; nor
Projects that support private businesses and commercial activities
(excepting not-for-profit social enterprise).
Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling grants program, which
means that applications will be accepted at any time. Please see the table
below for the cut-off dates that best suit your project requirements.
Late September 2019 for applications received by 8 July
2019. EOIs for the $150K tier must be received by 25 June 2019.
Early December 2019 for applications received by 25 September 2019. EOIs for
the $150K tier must be received by 5 Sept. 2019.
Late February 2020 for applications received by 16 December
2019. EOIs for the $150K tier must be received by 27 Nov. 2019.
FRRR uses an online grants administration system called Grants
Gateway. All applications for the Tackling Tough Times Together program will
be submitted via FRRR’s Grants Gateway online portal.
Community Chest and associated programs, we’ve raised well over $86m to help
Every day across
the country* IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities,
charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event
like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the
local under 8’s.
The money is
raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products
with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label or ticket.
purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label a
percentage is credited to that store’s IGA Community Chest account.
Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment
of up to $1,500 to help eligible
young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.
Young people aged between 15 to 25 years who are leaving or have
already left formal out-of-home care may be eligible
for the TILA. TILA is also for young people who continue to live with their
foster carers after their care order expires.
The payment can be used to buy items such as a fridge or couch,
pay for counselling, education and training courses, medical expenses, a
drivers licence or any other items or services agreed between the young person
and their case worker.
Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and
organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will
enrich the lives of people in their local community. Entry is open to
not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who can be
classified into one of the following categories:
Educational & Health Organisation
Arts Group or Organisation
Sporting Group or Organisation
Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and
$15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.
is available under three separate categories:
1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development;
employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed
at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
2: Provides funding for general community development and support
activities, such as junior sport.
3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure
projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and
arts and culture infrastructure.
program is made possible through the support of NSW clubs, local councils and
the NSW Government.
there a deadline for applications?
There is no standard state-wide closing date for ClubGRANTS Category 1 or 2
1 funding is allocated on the basis of local government areas, and Local
Committees set their own deadlines, which vary from area to area. Opening and
closing dates are available on Committee Search listings.
allocate Category 2 funding and while some clubs set deadlines, most accept and
consider Category 2 applications year-round. Category 2 applicants should
contact the individual clubs for more information.
The Harcourts Foundation provides grants to reputable
community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives
designed to benefit as many people as possible. The Foundation will
prioritise applications that demonstrate that their grant will have the widest
The Harcourts Foundation can only make grants to organisations
with both Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC)
Grant applications must be for a specific event, project, item,
Application rounds close: 30 June, 30 September & 31 December 2019.
The Macpac Fund for Good provides contributions of between
$2,000-10,000 to not-for-profit organisations in Australia and New Zealand who
align with their ideals. The groups they support fall into one of three
areas: Adventure-Based Social Development; Environmental Projects;
and Ethical Manufacturing.