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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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Jetstar’s Flying Start Program

Funding body: Jeststar


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. Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, and can be classified into one of the following categories:

  • Charities
  • Educational & Health Organisations
  • Arts Groups or Organisations
  • Sporting Groups or Organisations

For more information please visit: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart

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Vetran and Community Grants

Funding body: Australian Government

Closing date: 28/02/2019


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: https://incubator-2019.dnswextranet.com.au/

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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: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Stronger-Communities-Programme

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2018 ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program

Funding body: ANZ


Applications are invited from not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate which contribute to the development of education and employment opportunities of communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer.

Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive.

Examples of projects that could receive a grant include:

  • Providing training opportunities to enable community members to build skills, increasing their capacity for employment or creating business opportunities.
  • Supporting programs that help  develop micro-business or social enterprises that involve strong community engagement and help to create employment opportunities.

Strong projects include those that:

  • Focus on building local capacity and increasing community participation
  • Benefit a large number of people from a diverse range of social groups
  • Encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented and marginalised groups
  • Will deliver ongoing and widespread economic benefits to the community and contribute to economic sustainability.

If you have any queries, or wish to discuss your project first, please call 1800 170 020 during business hours.

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Community Building Partnership program

Funding body: NSW Government


The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

More than $275 million has been awarded to 12,000 projects through the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program since 2009.

In 2018, incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants between $2500 and $330,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.

Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably. Local councils, including their section 355 committees, are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grants.

As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.

Eligible projects will also be assessed against four program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities — the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs — the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation — the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity — the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

 

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The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Tranche 2

Funding body: Australian Federal Government

Start date: 28/11/2017

Closing date: 28/09/2018


The Try, Test and Learn Fund (the Fund) was announced in the 2016‑17 Federal Budget as an initial response to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare. Tranche 2 of the Fund will finance small‑scale trials of new or innovative approaches to support people at risk of long‑term welfare dependence. Tranche 2 has four priority groups but also welcomes ideas to support other groups proposed (and appropriately justified) by applicants.

The priority groups comprise Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months); migrants and refugees aged 16‑64 and receiving income support; carers aged 16‑64 and receiving Carer Payment; and at‑risk young people aged 16‑21 and receiving income support.

This grant opportunity invites applications for small‑scale trials to provide services or supports to improve workforce participation or capacity to work for people at risk of long‑term welfare dependency. These services can be delivered anywhere across Australia. Tranche 2 grants will provide funding for both the co‑development and delivery of projects. Co‑development refers to collaborative activities to refine project design, for example through workshops with end users.

Trials supported by the Fund must generate useful evidence to inform future Government policy, including by producing measurable outcomes within a two‑year timeframe. Projects will be robustly evaluated to produce high quality policy evidence about what works, for whom, and under what circumstances. The evidence gathered will allow the Government to transform investment in existing programs or make the case for new investment

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Veteran and Community Grants

Funding body: Australian Federal Government

Start date: 20/02/2018

Closing date: 28/02/2019


 The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community;
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places

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