External Grant Opportunities


Kitchen Garden Kickstart Grants (EOI)

These grants are designed to enable schools to kickstart a successful and sustainable Kitchen Garden Program. Schools receive a $5000 grant, membership to the Kitchen Garden Program, which includes support from our experienced team who are available for personalised advice and expertise to bring each kitchen garden dream to life.

Grant funds support the purchase of key infrastructure and are often spent on items such as garden beds, ovens, accessible work top benches, greenhouses and outdoor learning spaces. 


2024 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants (Close 15 March 2024)

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are back again for a sixth year, offering primary schools and early learning centres a $1,000 grant to engage students in hands-on projects to support the environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to set up a brand-new project or enhance an existing one. Previous grant recipients are welcome to apply again if they have submitted a final report for their previous Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant project.

This program gives children across the country an opportunity to get hands-on with environmental and sustainability projects, learn new skills and knowledge, connect with their peers and enjoy the wellbeing benefits of time spent outdoors in nature.   

The Woolworths Junior Landcare projects can include planting a vegetable or bush tucker garden, creating a sensory garden or a butterfly garden, installing a yarning circle to learn more about First Nations perspectives, or tackling waste issues through a composting or recycling project. 

If you’re not sure what type of project you’d like to do or are looking for resources to help with your application, check out our Top 10 Project Ideas for the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants here.

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Medium Business Support Grant (Applications Close: 29 March 2024)

Flood support for medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations 
The NSW Government’s Medium Business Support Grant of up to $200,000 can help eligible medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Southern and Central West NSW with the costs of reinstating operations following the floods commencing on 4 August and 14 September 2022. 

Which costs are covered? 
Covered costs could include, but aren't limited to, payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections, equipment and materials essential for immediately resuming operations, the removal and disposal of debris or damaged materials and stock, repairing premises, replacing fittings or leasing a temporary premises. 

Who is eligible? 
To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • be a medium business or not-for-profit organisation (with between 21 and 200 full-time employees)
  • have experienced direct damage as a result of floods commencing on 4 August and 14 September 2022 
  • intend to re-establish the medium business or not-for-profit organisation within the same area
  • have held an ABN as at 4 August 2022 or 14 September 2022 (as applicable). 
When is the grant available? 
 Applications are open until 29 March 2024. 
How to apply 
You can also call 13 77 88 to speak with a Service NSW Business Concierge, or head to the Service NSW website to request a call back: https://mybusiness.service.nsw.gov.au/concierge  


Quick Response Small Projects (Applications Close: 20 May 2024)

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) supports professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists, groups and arts and cultural workers (including museum workers) that are time sensitive and respond to short notice invitations with career-building significance.

Objectives are to:

  • Invest in NSW-based artists and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers) to participate in outstanding and relevant time-sensitive professional development opportunities
  • Increase the capacity of NSW-based artists and arts/cultural workers in becoming arts and cultural leaders
  • Enable artists, groups, and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers) to participate in outstanding and relevant time-sensitive opportunities
  • Contribute to the creation, development and/or presentation of new work related to career development.

Small Projects Grants (quick response) - Individuals and Groups 2023/24 will reopen 15 January 2024, 9am

This program is administered by Create NSW and Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade.

Key Dates 

Applications close: 20 May 2024

Click here for more information and to apply


Newcrest Regional Event Tourism Fund (Applications Close: 30 June 2024)

NOW OPEN  O360 Newcrest Regional Event Tourism Fund 

 The fund provides a total of $150,000 to help bolster the tourism industry within the region. The aim of this fund is to help build on the success of the region's festivals to stimulate the visitor economy and diversify the events across the calendar, positioning the Orange region as a leading destination.

Applications are open until 30 June 2024 and successful applicants must schedule the approved event by 30 December 2024.

Click on the link for further details. Orange 360 > Members > Newcrest Orange360 Regional Tourism Event Fund


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.

Australia Post - Community Grants Program

Australia Post Community Grants support projects that connect people and improve mental wellbeing in local communities.

Local community groups create positive change in countless people’s lives. To help them deliver for their communities, we award Community Grants of up to $10,000 each year to fund community led, local projects. Projects are eligible where:

  • the primary purpose of the project is to improve mental health and mental wellbeing outcomes of a community.
  • the project will help people meaningfully connect in their local community for improved mental health and mental wellbeing outcomes.
  • the project is locally led and delivered and aims to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a community.




Harcourts Foundation Grants

Provides support for a specific event, project, item, or initiative that helps, grows, and enriches our communities.

For more information go to Harcourts Foundation – To provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.