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Local Schools Community Fund

Funding body: Australian Government

Closing date: 30/09/2019

The Australian Government is providing $30.2 million in 2019–20 for the Local Schools Community Fund (the Fund), with up to $200,000 available for each federal electorate. The Fund will benefit students and assist schools to meet their priorities through the contribution of funding for small scale projects and their associated costs.

For more information on how to apply for funding:

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Protecting our Places

Funding body: NSW Government

Closing date: 26/08/2019

This program is designed to empower and provide opportunities for Aboriginal organisations to undertake projects that:

  • contribute to ongoing sustainable management of significant Aboriginal cultural landscapes in New South Wales
  • contribute to healthier environments and communities
  • develop the project management capabilities of Aboriginal groups
  • encourage new collaborations and positive relationships with other organisations, government and stakeholders.

For further information please visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage:


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Regional Arts Fund

Funding body: Australian Government

The Regional Arts Fund provides approximately $3.4 million per year to support artists and communities in regional and remote areas. Funds can be used to:

  • encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and
  • increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.

The program funds is a mix of quick-response and community grants.

For further information please visit:

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$500 My Place is Ace Grant

Funding body: Port Macquarie Hastings Council

The $500 My Place is Ace grant has been created to give community members an opportunity to come up with a place making idea and develop the idea into reality.  All you have to do is come up with a cool idea to make your community a better place for all, and tell us about it. Each month we will be giving away $500 to kick start a great idea.  Please note this is for the Port Macquarie Hastings area.

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My Community Project

Funding body: NSW Government

Closing date: 15/05/2019

Have you got a great idea to improve your local community? It might be new playground equipment or sports facilities for the kids, paths or ramps to improve access, an art installation to rejuvenate an empty space or a community transport service.

Grants between $20,000 and $200,000 are available.

Your idea could receive funding through My Community Project and now is the time to apply.   Visit for further details.


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FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Closing date: 14/05/2019

$100,000 in Youth Innovation Grants available.  Make a change – apply now!

In 2019, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas. The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2019.

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Jetstar’s Flying Start Program

Funding body: Jetstar

Closing date: 30/09/2019

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:

  • Charity
  • Educational & Health Organisation
  • Arts Group or Organisation
  • Sporting Group or Organisation

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Vetran and Community Grants

Funding body: Australian Government

Closing date: 27/02/2020

Veteran and Community Grants are for activities and services which improve the health and wellbeing of members of the veteran community.

For example, the grant can provide seed funding for projects which promote a healthy lifestyle or help veterans to remain living independently in their own homes. They can also fund programs to reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services.

All the details about:

  • what can be funded through Veteran and Community Grants
  • who is eligible to apply
  • what you need to include in your application

is in the Veteran and Community Grants Opportunity Guidelines (the guidelines).

Read the guidelines carefully before you start your application. You can find these guidelines and additional information about how to apply, on the Community Grants Hub.

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2019 Incubator Event Fund

The Incubator Event Fund offers seed funding to events in Regional NSW to support their first or second year of activity.

The Fund supports innovative events that demonstrate sound organisational planning, have a unique alignment with the character and culture of the local region and which can demonstrate a broad appeal likely to promote tourism and attract overnight visitation to the region.

The Incubator Event Fund is allocated in two rounds per year as follows;

  • Round One – for events held in January – June 2019
  • Round Two – for events held in July – December 2019

To be eligible for funding in Round Two, an event must have its first or second event between July – December 2019 and must align strongly with the fund criteria outlined in the terms and conditions.

Applications are now being taken for Round Two.

For more information please visit:

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Stronger Communities Program

Funding body: Federal Government

Start date: 06/08/2018

Closing date: 11/10/2018

The Stronger Communities Programme (the program) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 4 of the program will provide $22.5 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates.

The program’s intended outcomes are to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate. The Minister has the discretion to allow additional projects in each electorate subject to the availability of program funds.

For further information, please visit:

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