External Grant Opportunities

 

Local Sport Grant Progam (closing 21 November 2022)

About the program

The Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW. Through this Program the Office of Sport is working towards our goals to achieve:

Participation: Everyone in NSW participating in sport and active recreation throughout their life.

Places and Spaces: Everyone in NSW having access to places and spaces for sport and active recreation.

Sustainability: The sector continues to grow sport and active recreation across NSW.

Important dates

The following dates are indicative and apply only to this round.

  • Applications open Monday 17 October 2022
  • Applications close 1.00pm Monday 21 November 2022
  • Outcomes advised February 2023 onwards

 

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Grant Program (Closing 23 November 2022)

Important dates

  • Applications open – Wednesday 19 October 2022
  • Applications close – 1.00pm Wednesday 23 November 2022
  • Outcomes advised – January 2023 onwards
  • Funding agreements executed for successful projects – within 3 months of notification of outcomes
  • Construction must commence by 30 June 2023. Projects to be completed by 30 June 2025.

Key objectives

The primary objectives of the Program are to:

  • Increase the number and type of safe, equitable, accessible, and inclusive sport and active recreation facilities across NSW
  • Foster positive sport and active recreation experiences for women and girls through the provision of welcoming and supportive community spaces and environments
  • Increase utilisation of sport and active recreation facilities for women and girls through enabling more female participation opportunities.

Secondary objectives of the Program are to:

  • Increase utilisation of sport and active recreation facilities for people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities through enabling more participation opportunities
  • Contribute to the evidence base in supporting best-practice female inclusive design
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability and climate resiliency into design, construction, and operation.

 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) (closing 29 November 2022)

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC) program gives small rural and regional communities the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. 

The aim is to support community-led initiatives that: 

  • Enhance the process of recovery of remote, rural and regional communities from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Reduce social isolation and foster stronger, more resilient remote, rural and regional communities; and/or
  • Sustain local, remote, rural and regional organisations and their work.


Eligible projects will have a focus on recovering from or adapting to the impacts of COVID-19 in rural and regional communities, and may include:

  • Supporting, training or attracting volunteers;
  • Events and activities to reconnect the community;
  • Enhancing community spaces to increase community use;
  • Developing services and support to assist vulnerable people, and people experiencing disadvantage;
  • Purchase of equipment or resources to strengthen organisations that support communities.

This round there is $800,000 available in grants across two funding tiers:

- Grants up to $10,000 for communities with fewer than 50,000 people

- Grants from $10,001 - $50,000 for communities classified as remote, rural or regional.


Key information:

Round 15 is now open
Micro grants: 5pm AEDT, 29 November 2022
Larger grants (two stage process): EOIs 5pm AEDT, 18 October 2022; Full applications (by invitation) 5pm AEDT, 29 November 2022


To read more information visit: SRC-Rebuilding-Regional-Communities-Program-Guidelines.pdf (frrr.org.au)

To apply visit: Strengthening Rural Communities – Rebuilding Regional Communities | FRRR

Community Heritage Grant (closing 2 December 2022)

The NSW Government is looking for innovative ideas to engage people in our heritage stories, boost public access to state’s most significant heritage places and stimulate local economies across NSW.

Through this Community Heritage Grants program, Heritage NSW is seeking ideas which actively promote heritage through meaningful engagement with the community. This program encourages innovative thinkers to utilise modern technologies to connect younger generations to NSW heritage.

This is a competitive funding round, eligible applicants can apply for up to $50,000 to engage local and broader communities

Who can apply?

  • If you are a local council, Local Aboriginal Land Council, business, non-government organisation, community group or individual with your operations and headquarters in NSW (if you are a business or incorporated entity).
  • If you have an ABN


What can you apply for?

This grant can be used for a range of services, programs, products, projects and activities that:
• actively engage people in understanding, celebrating and promoting NSW heritage and culture.
• where Aboriginal cultural heritage is included, can demonstrate consultation with, and support of, the local Aboriginal custodians

Examples of eligible activities include:
- Trails, tours, and tourism promotions
- Cultural or interpretative performances, festivals and events
- Educational events
- Promotional material
- Digital and web-based products and services
- Interactive displays and exhibitions
- Cultural workshops
- Commemorative events


You can apply for up to $50,000 (ex GST) for the Community Heritage Grant category. You do not need to contribute financially to the project for your application to be successful. You can submit more than one application, but they must be for different projects. 

Applications close 12:00pm Friday 2 December 2022


Contact Heritage NSW if you have any questions:
Phone: 02 9873 8500
Email: heritagemailbox@environment.nsw.gov.au









2023 Regional Youth Radio Program (closing 2 December 2022)

The 2023 Regional Youth Radio Program aims to increase young people’s participation in activities that strengthen their opportunities for connection and belonging to their communities. The 2023 Regional Youth Radio Program supports organisations to empower young people to design and deliver projects, enabling them to:

  • have a greater sense of voice, and feel a sense of choice and control in their lives
  • participate in youth-led and youth-driven community outcomes
  • address and overcome barriers to participating in the community
  • build community-based partnerships and networks
  • feel a greater sense of connection and belonging within their community
  • feel empowered, as their ideas and opinions are respected, considered, and acted upon
  • gain relevant training to support their participation
  • feel more confident within themselves and their abilities, having expanded their knowledge and skills
  • seek further opportunities to participate and stay engaged in their community
  • strengthen connections with their Aboriginal culture and identity.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Large grants program for regional NSW (closing 31 December 2022)

This program supports the recovery and wellbeing of children and young people living in any part of regional NSW and builds resilience for future adverse events.

Who can apply?

  • community groups
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • schools
  • neighbourhood centres

Types of projects funded under this grant

Programs that may be eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • community events and social activities
  • sport and recreational programs
  • youth mental health training
  • cultural and community connection programs
  • healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young
  • people affected by adverse events
  • peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people
  • digital communications and resources.


Key information:
- Grant Amount: from $10,000 to $50,000
- Application opened: 9 February 2022
- Application closes: 31 December 2022

For more information, and to apply, visit the link below:
Large grants program for regional NSW | NSW Government



Small grants program for regional NSW (closing 31 March 2023)

This small grants program supports the recovery and wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW. 

The program will help eligible applicants deliver projects to promote social inclusion and build community connections for regional children and youth aged 0-24 years.

Key information:
- Grant amount: From $500 to $10,000
- Application closes: 31 March 2023

For more information, and to apply, visit the link below:
Small grants program for regional NSW | NSW Government



Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (ongoing)

This program provides workers with a payment if they cannot earn an income because they have to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone with COVID-19.


Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can't work and earn income because you have to:

  • self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19
  • you're caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.


What are the eligibility criteria?

You may be eligible for this payment if you have to self-isolate or quarantine for one of the following reasons:

  • you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you’re a close contact of a person who has COVID-19
  • a child you care for who is 16 years or under, is a close contact of a person who has COVID-19
  • you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19
  • you’re caring for someone with disability or a severe medical condition who must self-isolate or quarantine because they’re a close contact of a person with COVID-19.

You must be living in the same household as the person with disability or a severe medical condition.

Key dates:
Ongoing, apply at any time

To read more and apply, visit the link below:
https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment




Tackling Tough Times Together (ongoing)

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Key dates

Applications close:  5pm AEST 24 August 2021, however further rounds will be available.

NOTE: The $150K tier grants involve a two-stage process. A full application is due by 5pm AEST, Thursday 12 August 2021. Additional information may be requested, which is due by 5pm AEST, Tuesday 24 August 2021.

Click here for more information and to apply.


IGA Community Chest (ongoing)

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.

When you 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.

Key dates

Applications close:  Ongoing round.

Click here for more information and to apply.



Grants for Regional and Rural Students (ongoing)

Your local Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment.

Key dates

Applications close: These rounds are ongoing however generally open in the second half of the year.

Click here for more information and to apply.




Quick Response Small Projects - Create NSW (ongoing)

Small Project Grants funding which aims to support artists and arts and cultural workers in the pursuits of creation, development and presentation of new work. Funding is between $500 and $5000.


Key Dates 

Applications close: ongoing round

Click here for more information and to apply


On-Farm Emergency Water Structure Rebate - NSW (ongoing)

This grant is for eligible primary producers for the cost associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure that addresses animal welfare needs, permanent planting needs and improves resilience to drought. 


Key Dates 

Applications close: ongoing round

Click here for more information and to apply