Grants for the Month of February 2017
NSW Anzac Community Grants Program
Purpose: To provide grants that educate communities about the service and sacrifices of military servicemen and women.
Amount: $2,000
Funding Provider: NSW Government
Closing Date: 24 February 2017
" "The Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women, and projects which support activities benefitting the NSW veteran community. Small grants of up to $2,000will be provided to organisations like educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies for various educational and commemorative projects, or for projects which support the NSW veteran community.
For more information: Click here
 
Keys2drive
Purpose: To assist teenagers become better drivers
Amount: One Free driving lesson
Funding Provider: Australian Government
Closing Date: Ongoing
 
Did You Know That Your Teenager Increases The Risk Of Being Harmed In An Accident By 20 To 30 Times The Day They Move From A Learner Driver To A P Plater?
 
The Australian Government wants to help our teenagers become better drivers. They have recognised the safety benefits of using a professional fully qualified driving instructor and so created the Keys 2 Drive Program.
 
The Government funds a free driving lesson for all Learner Drivers, although there are some conditions.
 
You must hold an Australian Learners Permit (i.e passed your Road Rules Test)
Your fully licensed supervising driver must be in the car for the full 60 minute lesson. This is usually a parent. As part of the lesson your driving instructor will also give advice to the parent on how best to keep you safe and assist you to be a more highly skilled driver. Note: The supervisor/parent must hold an Open Australian License; it can be from any State.
 
You are only entitled to one free driving lesson.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
Local Sporting Champions Program
Purpose: To help our junior sport stars meet the costs of participation at eligible sporting competitions.
Amount: $500
Founding provider: Office of Sport & Recreation
Closing Date: 28 February 2017
 
The Local Sporting Champions program is an initiative designed to help Shortland’s young athletes realise their sporting dreams and compete in their sporting competitions.
 
Local junior athletes turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship can apply for a grant to cover the cost of 
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • uniforms
  • equipment
 
Associated with participating in an eligible championship, Individual athletes who are participating in appropriately endorsed state, national level sport championships or international competitions and are travelling more than 250km return from the competition are eligible to apply for support.
 
For more information: Click Here
Development & Operations grants
 
Purpose: To support community broadcasting
Amount: undisclosed
Funding Provider: The Community Broadcasting Foundation
Closing Date: 20 March 2017
 
Development & Operations grants aim to maintain, expand and/or strengthen the operations and broadcast capabilities of Australian community broadcasting stations through core support, support for development projects and support for necessary infrastructure.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
Contents Grants
 
Purpose: To support community broadcasting
Amount: undisclosed
Funding Provider: The Community Broadcasting Foundation
Closing Date: 3 April 2017
 
Content grants aim to support the development, production and distribution of original content via Australian community radio and/or television broadcasters and associated platforms.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
Holden Home Ground Advantage
Purpose: Supporting local sporting clubs
Amount: Up to $100,000
Funding Provider: Holden
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
 
The Holden Home Ground Advantage is supporting local sporting clubs for the next 10 years by committing $5 million to develop and improve their facilities.
 
You can apply for a grant for a project up to $100,000 in value, or a grant for a project up to $10,000 in value. Clubs are welcome to submit separate applications for both grants. Please note that only one grant from the $100,000 grant pool will be awarded. The number of successful applications from the $10,000 grant pool will depend on the amounts requested. All of the $250,000 available in this round will be allocated.
 
You can apply for money through Home Ground Advantage for projects, or equipment that makes life easier for the members and supporters of your club. For example, you might want to make improvements to your clubrooms, install new hot showers, get a new scoreboard, or purchase new sporting equipment that will help your team perform on the field.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund
 
Purpose: To support, develop and promote the game of football.
Amount: Up to $150,000 per project
Provider: NSW Government
Closing Date: Friday 24 February 2017.
The NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund (the Fund) is an initiative of the NSW Government, Football NSW (FNSW) and Northern NSW Football (NNSWF), which has been established with the NSW Government’s surplus from the 2015 AFC Asian Cup to improve football facilities (including FUTSAL) for a variety of benefits including increasing participation, improving safety and security, assisting in building stronger communities through football and improving the overall football experience for all stakeholders.
  • The Fund may fund up to 50% of the net project costs, with a maximum funding contribution of $150,000 per project. The minimum amount an applicant can apply for is $50,000.
  • Applicants must contribute 50% or more of the funding required for their project, and this can include contributions of voluntary labour, donated materials and/or equipment or other resources. It is also expected that the Applicants will cover any administration costs incurred with the project.
  • Incorporated clubs, member zones and associations, bodies or other deliverers that are affiliated, recognised and/or sanctioned by FNSW or NNSWF.
  • The Fund can be used for all community football facility development or enhancement. Funds can be used to upgrade existing pitches, amenities or facilities, or for the development and construction of new pitches, amenities or facilities.
  • Upgrades and improvements could include pitch drainage, irrigation or resurfacing, seating, canteens, lights, fencing, drainage, change rooms, match official amenities or storage spaces.
For more Information: Click here
 
NSW Community Safety Fund​ ​ Round 2
 
Purpose: To Fund safety initiatives which will reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behavior.
Amount: $250,000
Funding Provider: The NSW Department of Justice
Closing Date: 20 February 2017
 
Applications for up to $250,000 are invited for innovative projects designed to prevent crime and fear of crime and help people feel safe and proud of their community.
Non-government organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses across NSW can apply for funding for capital works/infrastructure and service delivery projects which will:
  • address local crime hot spots
  • address anti-social behavior in communities
  • promote safer and inclusive use of public space; and
  • Promote collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
 
Arts and Cultural Infrastructure Grants
 
Purpose: To develop and enhance art and cultural facilities.
Amount: $100,000-$300,000
Funding Provider: Liquor & Gaming NSW
Closing Date: 20 February 2017
                                       
Liquor & Gaming NSW is inviting applications for projects that support communities across NSW to increase participation in arts and culture and drive cultural tourism. Projects with a particular focus on disadvantaged and regional and remote communities will be highly regarded.
 
Arts and cultural funding is available for:
  • construction, alteration, renovation and fit-out of buildings
  • Purchase of capital equipment integral to a facility, i.e. seating, stage machinery, lighting, audio-visual equipment, sound systems, air conditioning or accessibility upgrades.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
 
Community Litter Grants
Purpose: To develop and enhance art and cultural facilities.
Amount: $5,000
Funding Provider: Keep NSW Beautiful
Closing Date: 20 February 2017
 
Are you fed up with litter in your local area? Or maybe you’re part of a group who are already doing something to clean up your neighbourhood, but could do with some extra funds to help out?
 
All organisations applying for a grant must first conduct a Local Litter Check, which uses specific methodology to collect information on a litter ‘hotspot’ and compare it with a clean area. The comparison allows you to drill down what will be most effective in your community. Your community group will receive $500 reimbursement for completing your local litter check.
 
Your group is then eligible to design a litter reduction grant project and request up to $5,000 (GST inclusive).
 
For more information: Click Here
 
nbn™ Grants Program
Purpose: To encourage growth using better, faster internet connectivity
Amount: Total pool $150,000
Funding Provider: Australian Industry Information Association
Closing Date: 17 February 2017
 
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has partnered with nbn to create $150,000 in grants across business, community and education categories for nbn™ network users. Organisations holding a valid ABN are invited to tell AIIA and nbn™ how network connectivity is driving growth for stakeholders to be eligible for the grants.
– Three grants of $25K
– Six grants of
$10K
– A ‘
nbn™ Staff Choice’ award of $15K
For more information: Click Here
 
National Readiness Grants ILC
Purpose: To provide funding for organisations to carry out activities in the community available to both people with disability and families.
Amount: Up to $13.1 million is available in 2016-17.  All ILC National Readiness Grants will be for over $10,000. There is no maximum cap on the amount that can be applied for.
Funding Provider: The Australian Government
Closing Date: 8 March 2017
 
We will provide grants to organisations to carry out activities in the community. Many of the activities that we will fund in ILC will be available to both people with disability and families. Providing information about a particular disability or condition on a website or through a phone line, for example, will help both people with disability as well as family members. The activities  funded  will benefit all people with disability, as well as their families and carers.
 
The objective of the ILC National Readiness Grants is to support projects that:
 
  • build the capacity and readiness of organisations, and the community to operate within a nationally consistent approach
  • build the foundations required to deliver ILC activities on a national scale.
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While the National Readiness grant will help many people, it will also fund some activities that will target people who do not have an NDIS plan so they can get the help they need.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
 
Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects
 
Purpose: To provide funding for infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future
Amount: $20,000 – $10 million
Funding Provider: The Australian Government
Closing Date: 28 February 2017
 
The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
 
The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.
 
Local governing bodies and not for profit organisations with projects located in an eligible area are eligible to apply. 
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
 
Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment
 
Purpose: To provide funding for infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future
Amount: $5,000 – $10 million
Funding Provider: The Australian Government
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
 
The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.
 
The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
 
You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019.
 
  • For projects with a total project cost of more than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 50 per cent or up to 75 per cent of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.
  • For small projects with a total project value of less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • You may apply for a partial or full exemption to the co-funding requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.
 
For more information: Click Here
 
 
 
 
Bankwest Easy Grants
 
Purpose: Supporting Local Community Clubs
Amount: $1,000

Funding Provider: Bankwest

Closing Date: Last Thursday of each month
 
We’re accepting applications on an ongoing basis. The first 20 Easy Grant applications received each month that meet the entry criteria will be up for public vote. The three groups with the highest number of votes will receive $1,000 each. The remaining groups will receive $200 each.
If your application falls beyond the first 20 received, we’ll automatically include you in the next available month’s voting period. We’ll be in touch once your application progresses to the voting stage.
 
Voting runs for one month starting from the first Monday of each month, and closing on the last Thursday of each month.
 
More information: Click Here
 
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