grants

Home Based Business Grants Program

    Att: Queenslanders   Home Based Business Grants provide support to stay-at-home parents to establish or grow home-based businesses. The grant provides the support that stay-at-home parents need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.  Funding will be provided in two stages: - Stage one: Grants of up to $2,500 will be provided to stay-at-home parents to hire a professional consultant to develop a business action plan for their home-based business - Stage two: Dollar for dollar funding of up to $2,500 will be provided to successful stage one recipients to improve or establish business as detailed in the business action plan developed in stage one.  Up to $5,000 is available per applicant.  Applications close 24 September.   Apply now

 

Att: Queenslanders

Home Based Business Grants provide support to stay-at-home parents to establish or grow home-based businesses. The grant provides the support that stay-at-home parents need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.

Funding will be provided in two stages:
- Stage one: Grants of up to $2,500 will be provided to stay-at-home parents to hire a professional consultant to develop a business action plan for their home-based business
- Stage two: Dollar for dollar funding of up to $2,500 will be provided to successful stage one recipients to improve or establish business as detailed in the business action plan developed in stage one.

Up to $5,000 is available per applicant.

Applications close 24 September.

Apply now

Pets in Aged Care Grants

   This program aims to support aged care residents who have pets.  Use of funding can include but is not limited to: - Modifications to facilities which enable and support live-in arrangements - Purchase and installation of equipment to enable and support live-in arrangements - Fees - Visitation and transport costs - Veterinarian bills to ensure vaccinations and health treatments - Assistance to care for pets: walking, grooming, bathing, feeding.  Grants are up to $1,000, with applications closing 11 September.   Read more details and apply now .

 

This program aims to support aged care residents who have pets.

Use of funding can include but is not limited to:
- Modifications to facilities which enable and support live-in arrangements
- Purchase and installation of equipment to enable and support live-in arrangements
- Fees
- Visitation and transport costs
- Veterinarian bills to ensure vaccinations and health treatments
- Assistance to care for pets: walking, grooming, bathing, feeding.

Grants are up to $1,000, with applications closing 11 September.

Read more details and apply now.

Stronger Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants

   Funded by the QLD Mental Health Commission, the Stronger Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants support actions under the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019, which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.  Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for innovative locally-led projects that:  Support social inclusion for those experiencing mental illness, mental health problems and problems related to alcohol and other drug use by fostering opportunities and removing barriers for individuals and groups to develop and maintain supportive relationships and a sense of community connection and connections to others  Support community participation by providing opportunities and removing barriers to undertaking activities which are meaningful, engaging and which enhance feelings of confidence and self-worth.  The Grants Hub members can login to find more information  here .

 

Funded by the QLD Mental Health Commission, the Stronger Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants support actions under the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019, which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for innovative locally-led projects that:

Support social inclusion for those experiencing mental illness, mental health problems and problems related to alcohol and other drug use by fostering opportunities and removing barriers for individuals and groups to develop and maintain supportive relationships and a sense of community connection and connections to others

Support community participation by providing opportunities and removing barriers to undertaking activities which are meaningful, engaging and which enhance feelings of confidence and self-worth.

The Grants Hub members can login to find more information here.

Refugee & Asylum Seeker Education Scholarships

   The Refugee & Asylum Seeker Education Scholarships program aims to minimise the financial barriers experienced by refugees and asylum seekers as they participate in the NSW education system, including in relation to skills and qualifications recognition.  Education Scholarships are available for individuals under the following categories: - Primary school - Secondary school - Tertiary: University - Vocational education & training (VET) - Skills & qualifications recognition.  To be eligible for support from the SSI Foundation, students must: - Be from a refugee background and have been living in Australia for five years or less - Be able to demonstrate additional socio-economic disadvantage such as financial hardship or family challenges - Reside in NSW.  Applications close 2 October.  All the details can be found at  http://www.ssi.org.au/foundation

 

The Refugee & Asylum Seeker Education Scholarships program aims to minimise the financial barriers experienced by refugees and asylum seekers as they participate in the NSW education system, including in relation to skills and qualifications recognition.

Education Scholarships are available for individuals under the following categories:
- Primary school
- Secondary school
- Tertiary: University
- Vocational education & training (VET)
- Skills & qualifications recognition.

To be eligible for support from the SSI Foundation, students must:
- Be from a refugee background and have been living in Australia for five years or less
- Be able to demonstrate additional socio-economic disadvantage such as financial hardship or family challenges
- Reside in NSW.

Applications close 2 October.

All the details can be found at http://www.ssi.org.au/foundation

NSW Environmental Restoration & Rehabilitation Grants  The aim of the Restoration & Rehabilitation program is to 
facilitate projects run by community organisations and government 
entities working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation of any 
kind. Through these projects, the NSW Environmental Trust also aims to improve the capacity of 
communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the 
environment.  The objectives of the Restoration & Rehabilitation program are:
    To restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered ecosystems
  To protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna
  To prevent or minimise future environmental damage
  To enhance the quality of specific environmental resources
  To improve the capacity of eligible organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment
  To prevent or reduce pollution.   Grants from $5,000 to $100,000 are available. Applications close 18 September.   Read all the details .   Contact us about preparing your application .

NSW Environmental Restoration & Rehabilitation Grants

The aim of the Restoration & Rehabilitation program is to facilitate projects run by community organisations and government entities working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation of any kind. Through these projects, the NSW Environmental Trust also aims to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.

The objectives of the Restoration & Rehabilitation program are:

  • To restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered ecosystems
  • To protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna
  • To prevent or minimise future environmental damage
  • To enhance the quality of specific environmental resources
  • To improve the capacity of eligible organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment
  • To prevent or reduce pollution.

Grants from $5,000 to $100,000 are available. Applications close 18 September.

Read all the details.

Contact us about preparing your application.

NSW Seniors Week Grants  These grants provide seed funding for organisations to hold events for 
seniors during the 2016 NSW Seniors Week festival (1 April – 10 April 
2016).  In 2016, one of the main focuses for NSW Seniors Week will be on ‘healthy living’.  2016 NSW Seniors Week grants are open to all not-for-profit and 
charitable organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and 
local government authorities based in NSW. Workplaces or businesses that plan activities or projects in support 
of the needs of seniors and the ageing population can also apply.   Find out more information and apply .

NSW Seniors Week Grants

These grants provide seed funding for organisations to hold events for seniors during the 2016 NSW Seniors Week festival (1 April – 10 April 2016).

In 2016, one of the main focuses for NSW Seniors Week will be on ‘healthy living’.

2016 NSW Seniors Week grants are open to all not-for-profit and charitable organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and local government authorities based in NSW. Workplaces or businesses that plan activities or projects in support of the needs of seniors and the ageing population can also apply.

Find out more information and apply.

Att: Victorian Councils & Libraries: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program  The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is a $4.3 million program designed to improve Victorian public libraries and make them more accessible.  The program assists regional libraries and local governments in 
providing high quality and accessible public library infrastructure that
 meets the changing needs of communities.  Councils and regional libraries are eligible to apply for up to 
$750,000 to go towards a new, renovated or refurbished public library 
building or for a mobile library.  Applications close 1 October.   Find out more information on  The Grants Hub  or contact one of our  Grant Consultants .

Att: Victorian Councils & Libraries: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is a $4.3 million program designed to improve Victorian public libraries and make them more accessible.

The program assists regional libraries and local governments in providing high quality and accessible public library infrastructure that meets the changing needs of communities.

Councils and regional libraries are eligible to apply for up to $750,000 to go towards a new, renovated or refurbished public library building or for a mobile library.

Applications close 1 October.

Find out more information on The Grants Hub or contact one of our Grant Consultants.

Stronger Communities Programme  The Federal Government’s  Stronger Communities Programme  provides a great opportunity for groups to access capital (infrastructure) funding for projects which will deliver social 
benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, 
cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.    Key Aspects of the programme:    Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) will establish a community 
consultation committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to 
identify eligible projects and invite applicants to apply  Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply  Grants of between $5,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available  Applicants are required to confirm matched funding in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis  Funding of $150,000 per electorate per year will be allocated for two years commencing 2015-16.    Check your deadline with your local MP.

Stronger Communities Programme

The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme provides a great opportunity for groups to access capital (infrastructure) funding for projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Key Aspects of the programme:

  • Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) will establish a community consultation committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to identify eligible projects and invite applicants to apply
  • Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply
  • Grants of between $5,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available
  • Applicants are required to confirm matched funding in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis
  • Funding of $150,000 per electorate per year will be allocated for two years commencing 2015-16.

Check your deadline with your local MP.