Open Grant Opportunities

Be Connected Building Digital Skills

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start up and continue delivering their Be Connected digital literacy programs. The aim of the Building Digital Skills grants program is to enable organisations to support older Australians 50+ through free face-to-face contact (if safe to do so), either one-on-one or in small groups, to develop their digital skills and confidence, utilising the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Good Things Foundation

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CBF Community Radio Grants

Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) have grants available to support Content (including Specialist Programming) and Development & Operations grants .

Closes: 7/03/2023

Funder:
Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)

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Community Capacity Building

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for capacity building initiatives aim to strengthen the skills and abilities of CaLD communities to take leading roles in the development of their community. These initiatives respond to specific needs and issues identified by the community. Activities that may be supported by a Community Capacity Building grant include, but are not limited to: - participation in established community based activities - development of community capacity building activities - skills development and training activities - development of organisational governance and operational planning activities.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI)

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Grass Roots Community Grants

CBH’s Grass Roots Community Grants provide financial assistance to grain growing communities for projects which contribute to the health and vitality of their community. Types of projects funded: - Community-related events (Maximum funding limit: $5,000) - Small scale infrastructure projects (Maximum funding limit: $10,000)

Closes: 28/02/2023

Funder:
CBH Group

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Healthway Healthy Communities Program

The Healthy Communities Program funds a range of health promotion activities and campaigns to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for all Western Australians. Applications for innovative, sustainable health promotion projects that reach target groups outlined in the strategic plan are strongly encouraged.  Objectives: - Fund activities related to the promotion of good health in general and aligned with our strategic priorities and population groups - Support projects that aim to increase individual knowledge and skills, change behaviour, and create community and organisational policies and environments to improve health.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Healthway

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Highways and Byways Small Grants Program

Grants up to $4,000 will be available for practical environmental restoration and rehabilitation projects, and community-focused initiatives that encourage community re-connection and strengthening post-pandemic. We are also keen to foster Indigenous identity and cultural connections. Highways and Byways support people and communities experiencing hardship and disadvantage, especially in rural Australia.

Closes: 15/03/2023

Funder:
Highways and Byways

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Lotterywest Community Investment Framework

Lotterywest has developed a Community Investment Framework to support their vision of ‘Building a better WA together’ and to strengthen the impact achieved with the grants supported by Lotterywest and Healthway. The Community Investment Framework priority areas are: - Active Healthy People: Assisting the community to be more active and support initiatives which promote healthy lives - Protected Sustainable Ecosystems: Supporting the community to sustain and enhance our unique species and environments - Inclusive Thriving Community: Supporting the diversity of Western Australians to actively engage in community life - Connected Cultural Experiences: Bringing people together through the arts, heritage and cultural activities - Smart Innovative Society: Optimising the community’s talent and capability Lotterwest's grant investment streams are: - Grassroots and community initiatives: to help build stronger and healthier communities by supporting local activities and regional community initiatives - Developing solutions: to assist the development of solutions that will have a greater community impact - Community legacy: to invest in collaborative initiatives that will make lasting and significant change for the community

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Lotterywest

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NAIDOC 2023 Local Grants

Grants are available for activities to be held during NAIDOC Week (2 – 9 July 2023) by Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and community organisations across Australia. The funding will provide assistance towards the cost of organised activities. Previous grants have generally been for amounts between $200 and $1,000 (GST exclusive). Activities must align with the 2023 NAIDOC theme For our Elders and celebrate First Nations’ histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

Closes: 17/02/2023

Funder:
National Indigenous Australians Agency

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National Volunteer Week Grants

Volunteering WA, with generous support from Lotterywest, is offering volunteer involving organisations across Western Australia the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to organise an event or activity to recognise and thank volunteers during National Volunteer Week (Monday 15 - Sunday 21 May 2023).

Closes: 5/03/2023

Funder:
Volunteering WA and Lotterywest

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Pay it Forward grants

The Pay it Forward Plan (PIF) is a ConnectGroups’ small grants program available to peer Support Group members. The objective of PIF is to be a mental health/SEWB early intervention and prevention initiative to: • Empower peer Support Groups to achieve positive mental health/SEWB outcomes for their members • Contribute to the prevention of mental distress and/or illness, and the recovery of mental health/SEWB for peer Support Group members, families and/or carers • Further peer Support Groups’ mental health/SEWB supports to their members • Promote good mental health/SEWB • Encourage peer Support Groups’ mission, governance, and sustainability Grants of up to $10,000 are available for your project within the funding categories of capacity building and sustainability, marketing and promotion, information technology, or customised projects.

Closes: 23/03/2023

Funder:
ConnectGroups

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Purple Bench Micro Grants Program

16 micro grants of $300+GST to assist members to sponsor a Purple Bench at their Centre. In the 2022 – 2023 financial year, Linkwest is once again offering purple bench micro grants. This time we are delighted to offer grants of $300+GST and the grant money is possible thanks to the generosity of: - Loftus Community Centre (Loftus was a member of Linkwest for 40 years and sadly closed leaving the remaining money to Linkwest for this grant program) - EEO Equal Opportunity Specialists - Linkwest Linkwest member Centres can use these micro grants to assist with the cost of materials to transform an existing bench, or to subsidise the cost of purchasing a new bench. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Only current CRC Comprehensive and Neighbourhood Centre members of Linkwest who have not previously been awarded a Purple Bench Micro Grant are eligible to apply.

Closes: 28/04/2023

Funder:
Loftus Community Centre, EEO Equal Opportunity Specialists, and Linkwest

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Rebuilding Regional Communities

From February 2022 until February 2024, a special funding stream to support communities adversely affected by the COVID pandemic is available in partnership with the Australian Government. Thanks to the Australian Government, funding is available in remote, rural and regional areas in all States and Territories. A total of $5 million will be provided nationally from 2022 to 2024 through two funding tiers: - Grants up to $10,000 (always open) for communities with fewer than 50,000 people; and - Grants up to $50,000 (offered twice a year until November 2023), for communities that are classified as remote, rural or regional as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian Geography Standards.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

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Social Justice Small Grants

The Mercy Foundation’s Social Justice Small Grants Program provides seed funding to assist communities and organisations to build capacity that will help create structural change and bring about greater social justice in Australia. Funding under this program ranges between $1,000 to $10,000 per organisation. The area of focus for the 2023 Social Justice Small Grants program is Respect: confronting violence and abuse.

Closes: 13/03/2023

Funder:
Mercy Foundation

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Strategic Projects - Community Grants Program

Funding up to $30,000 is available for capacity building projects that benefit CaLD communities such as those from new and emerging communities, women, seniors, young people and regional communities. Projects may relate, but are not limited, to the following focus areas: - family and domestic violence prevention - parenting - employment and skills development - leadership - financial literacy - health and wellbeing - support for regional communities.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Office of Multicultural Interests (WA)

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Strengthening Rural Communities: Small and Vital Grants

Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative. The Small and Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000 for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places, and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).. Applications are accepted year round and awarded quarterly.

Ongoing Opportunity

Funder:
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

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Supporting Stronger Communities Grants

This grant program gives Centres the opportunity to access funds to target poverty and disadvantage in their local communities through a partnership between the Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA). These grants provide up to $10,000 each for projects which tackle poverty and disadvantage in local communities. So far, over 100 Centres across Australia have received them to deliver important initiatives. The grants are aimed at Centres in towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people. Only Neighbourhood Centres and CRC Package holders that meet the population criteria can apply.

Closes: 16/03/2023

Funder:
Sidney Myer Fund and ANHCA

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Youth Engagement Grants Program

The Youth Engagement Grants Program supports funding initiatives and projects that promote and empower young people. This can include opportunities for young people to learn and develop life skills to help them to achieve their personal and professional goals, and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles by keeping young people actively engaged with their community. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for short-term, one-off activities or initiatives of up to six months’ duration, and up to $10,000 for longer term, community-wide, strategic initiatives.

Closes: 8/02/2023

Funder:
Department of Communities

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Some of these grant opportunities may require Deductible Grant Recipient (DGR) status.

No DGR taxation status? No worries!
The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR has been set up specifically to assist eligible Neighbourhood Houses and Centres receive tax-deductible donations from individuals and businesses and to apply for project funding from philanthropic trusts and foundations. For further information visit the ANHCA website or give one of the team at Linkwest a call.

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