External Grant Opportunities


AgriFutures Rural Women's Award and Acceleration Grant

Applications for the 2024 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award and Acceleration Grant are now open. 

If someone you know is making a difference in Australia's rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, encourage them to apply!

Applications are open until Wednesday 25 October 2023. 

Visit Rural Women’s Award | AgriFutures Australia for more information and to apply. 


Medium Business Support Grant Open until 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  


Clubgrants Category 3 Fund November 2023

 The Clubgrants Category 3 Fund is managed by the Office of Responsible Gambling and funds infrastructure grants for arts and culture, community, disaster readiness, and sport and recreation.


Not-for-profit organisations and schools are encouraged to apply for funding under the four different grants including:
�� Community Infrastructure
�� Sport and Recreation
�� Arts and Culture
⚡️ Disaster Readiness


The next round of applications open 27 November 2023. 

For more information visit the NSW Government website

Volunteer Grants

Volunteer Grants support the work of local community organisations by enabling the inclusion of vulnerable people and promoting awareness to increase participation in volunteering.

The 2023–24 Volunteer Grants Opportunity is expected to open for applications in the second half of 2023.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to assist eligible not-for-profit community organisations support the efforts of their volunteers. Examples of what grant funding can assist with include small portable equipment purchases, contributions towards the cost of training volunteers, reimbursement of fuel costs for volunteers and undertaking background screening checks for volunteers.

The Grant Opportunity Guidelines are on GrantConnect, with other supporting documentation to be published when the grant opportunity is open for application.


Rapid Response Referendum Grants

Who? One-off grants of between $2,500 and $15,000 are available to organisations and community groups across Australia undertaking initiatives that elevate and amplify First Nations voices and leadership within the Yes campaign, and enable accessibility of information and resources about Voice, Treaty, Truth, and the upcoming Referendum process.

When? Grants are intended to meet immediate needs and fulfill resourcing gaps as they arise in the coming months. We will be quickly distributing all available funds, and encourage eligible organisations to apply as soon as possible.

How? Eligible organisations are invited to submit a short expression of interest (EOI).

Before you apply: Read the guidelines below or download here. The EOI form can be previewed here.


For information head to the link: Rapid Response Referendum Grant Round - Australian Communities Foundation (communityfoundation.org.au)



Dobell Exhibition Grants (Closes 31 August 2023)

The Dobell Exhibition Grant program provides financial assistance towards the development of new, curated exhibitions of visual arts at regional and public galleries in New South Wales. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, the proposed exhibition should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community. Exhibitions supported previously include Lismore Regional Gallery, From Here to There: Australian art and walking; Newcastle Art Gallery for their exhibition SODEISHA: Connected to Australia; Notes from the Field at Murray Art Museum Albury and Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s exhibition Shadow Boxer.

Two amounts available: $30,000 or $10,000

Closing date: Thursday 31 August, 2023, 5.00pm


  • Read the guidelines available below
  • Download the application form and complete
  • Submit completed application form along with supporting material via the APPLY NOW button below


For more information or to discuss a project please contact M&G NSW on 02 9252 8300 or Susan Wacher, Funding & Programs Managersusanw@mgnsw.org.au



Australia Post - Community Grants Program

Support for projects that connect people and improve mental wellbeing in local communities.

Do you have a project that could provide positive benefits for your community?

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

Australia Post Community Grants Program offer up to $10,000 for eligible projects that:


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  • 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 a locally led and locally delivered project that aims to improve mental health and mental wellbeing outcomes of a community.



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

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.

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

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.

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.

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:

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.