Up to $5000 Available for Northern Rivers Community Engaged Arts Projects

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) supports a creative, vibrant and resilient arts and cultural sector by offering up to $5000 to locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW. Applications close on Friday 3 August 2018, 5pm AEST. 

The annual small grants program is administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.

The fund supports a creative, vibrant and resilient arts and cultural sector by offering up to $5000 to locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW.

Arts Northern Rivers has set a regional priority focus to ensure that all artforms and applicants are being represented. This year Arts Northern Rivers has decided that their region’s priority focus will be on new applicants and applications for performance based projects.

Read more about the CASP funding.

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Google Impact Challenge Offers $5.5M to Nonprofit Innovators

The Google.org Impact Challenge searches for and supports the next generation of Australians whose innovative ideas for change are making an impact locally and globally. This year, the Google.org Impact Challenge will award $5.5M to nonprofit innovators and social entrepreneurs using technology to tackle our biggest social challenges. Applications close 6 July 2018.

If you’re an Australian organisation using technology to create change in the community, submit your application soon.

Google Australia and New Zealand launched the Google Impact Challenge with $5.5 million in grant funding up for grabs.

This is the third Google Impact Challenge in Australia and previous supported initiatives include Fred Hollows’ low-cost mobile camera to detect and prevent diabetes-related blindness, Infoxchange’s Ask Izzy app, and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s development of autonomous underwater vehicles to help protect the reef.

Ten finalists will be announced in October, and then Australians will be invited to vote for their favourite idea, which will take out the $1 million People’s Choice prize.

Find out more about Impact Challenge Australia 2018


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Dreams for a Better World – Business Grants

Are you a small business owner or social-change maker with a dream to make a positive change in your local community? Make that dream a reality with a small business grant from Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World. Closes: 27 July 2018.

Apply to the Better Business round for the chance to receive up to $15,000 and help fund a project or innovative solution that tackles a social issue in your local community.

Dream big and you could receive a grant to help your business address local issues like housing affordability, unemployment, sustainability, mental health issues or even help boost your local economy.

Learn more about Dreams for a Better World – Business Grants.

The Harcourts Foundation Grants

The Harcourts Foundation’s current grant round closes 30 June 2018, with the next round opening on 1 July 2018.

The Harcourts Foundation’s purpose is “To provide support that helps, grows, and enriches our communities”.

They have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Find out more about The Harcourts Foundation.

Clubs NSW ClubGrants Available

ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW. Approximately 500 clubs voluntarily allocate funds to the ClubGRANTS scheme. Twol local funding rounds close this month: Tweed Club Grants close 26 June 2018; Richmond Valley Club Grants close 29 June 2018.

Funding is available under three separate categories:

  • Category 1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
  • Category 2: Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport.  
  • Category 3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure.    

The program is made possible through the support of NSW clubs, local councils and the NSW Government. 

Read more about ClubGRANTS funding. Click here to visit the Find Your Local Grant Round page.

Small Grants Available for Mental Health Month Events

Have you got an idea to promote wellbeing in your community? WayAhead can provide your organisation with a grant to support your Mental Health Month event in October this year. Grant applications close on 30 June.

They provide 50 grants of either $500 or $1000 across the following categories:

  • General
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
  • Sex, Sexuality and/or Gender Diverse (LGBTIQA+)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Youth

For full details, including judging criteria, please see the “Show me the money” section of the Starter kit HERE



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