External Grant Opportunities


2022 Country Arts Support Program (CASP) (closing 21 April 2022)

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual NSW Government funded round of small grants delivered locally by Regional Arts Development Organisations.

The aim of CASP is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW.

Arts OutWest’s CASP 2022 round is focused on community-based, locally-developed activities with outcomes that benefit people living in the Arts OutWest region.

Arts OutWest’s CASP 2022 funds are primarily for the payment of artists and arts workers to undertake or manage arts activities in local communities.

Key dates:
Applications close: Thursday 21 April 2022
Funding amount: Apply for $500 through to a maximum of $3000.
Timing: Projects are to take place between 1 June and 31 December 2022

Check the eligibility and read more details below:
CASP - Arts OutWest




Orange Credit Union Community Support Grants Program 2022 (closing 30 April 2022)

The Orange Credit Union Community Support Grants program is available for community organisations seeking funding for local projects, events, resources and support.

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Incorporated not-for-profit organisations, community groups or registered charities.
  • Commercial entities may be considered, however they must demonstrate significant benefit to the community.

For more information and to apply, visit the link below:

Key dates:
Applications close 5:00pm Saturday, 30 April 2022

NSW COVID Regional Community Support Program (CRCS) (closing 26 May 2022)

The Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support Program (CRCS) is designed to support eligible not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and associated volunteer-based organisations that were involved in supporting individuals and families affected by COVID lockdowns.

Grants of up to $50,000 per organisation are available. The funding stream will support community projects that increase capacity for service provision in ongoing and future pandemic events.

To be eligible you must be a not-for-profit organisation and Be located anywhere within rural, regional or remote NSW. Community groups located in the following LGAs are also eligible to apply: City of Blue Mountains, Central Coast Council, City of Hawkesbury, Wollondilly Shire

Key dates:
Applications close: 5pm AEST 26 May 2022
Grant announced: July 2022

For more information and to read if you are eligible, follow the below link:
Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support Program | FRRR

NSW Environmental Research Grant (closing 6 June 2022)

The NSW Environmental Trust is inviting expressions of interest to its 2022–23 Environmental Research grants program.

The Environmental Research program provides funding for applied research in priority environmental themes. $1 million in grant funding is now available for projects that support applied research to help address contemporary environmental problems in NSW. Funding of up to $200,000 per project is available.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase knowledge and advance techniques to solve general environmental problems in New South Wales
  • assess and test application of innovative solutions to decrease environmental degradation in New South Wales
  • discover new methods of operation for NSW industries that are less harmful to the environment and enhance public good.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Universities
  • Government agencies (including councils)
  • Community organisations or groups
  • Local Aboriginal Land Councils.

Importantly, applicants must demonstrate that they have the capability to undertake the applied research. See the Program Guidelines for an extensive list of eligible applicants.

Applicants must also include relevant collaborators and end-users as project partners for the proposed research. Collaborators are partners who can help deliver the project. End-users are partners who can use the research findings in a meaningful way. See the Program Guidelines for more information on collaborators and end-users.


Key date:
Applications close 5pm, Monday 6 June 2022.

For complete details see below link:

Environmental Research | NSW Environment and Heritage



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.




Strengthening Rural Communities (Closing - Round 12, 22 February 2022, Round 13, 31 May 2022)

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program strives to provide opportunities to access funding to support community projects and events in rural, remote and regional communities. Grants are available to community initiatives that promote the connection and benefit of the communities. 


Key Dates

Round 12

Applications already open 

Applications close: 5pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Round 13 

Applications open: Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Applications close: Thursday, 31 May 2022

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

Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate (closing 30 June 2022)

If you're a sole trader, the owners of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business  fees and charges rebate of $2,000. This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. 

Key Dates

Applications close: Thursday, 30 June 2022

Click here for more information and to apply