Armistice Day Centenary Grants

I am encouraging the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.  The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War. Up to $50,000 is available to organisations living in Griffith. Every electorate across Australia will receive up to $50,000 for local projects that appropriately commemorate the end of the war 100 years ago. One-off grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available and I encourage all those in Griffith who want to commemorate this significant time to submit an expression of interest to my office. Members of Parliament will be required to consult their community organisations or create a new Community Consultation Committee, whose role will be to seek the community’s views on how best to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice locally.  The Committee will also assist me in reviewing all proposals before an application is submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018. Expressions of interest in the grants can be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening. More information is available at www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.

The Eidos Social Procurement Challenge

Applications are now open for the Eidos Social Procurement Challenge. Self-nominated teams will have until Friday the 3rd of November 2017 to submit an idea. The winner will receive a $25,000 contribution towards turning their idea into reality.    Continue reading

The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund

The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is now calling for applications from eligible community groups, organisations, individuals and schools. Applications for this round close at 5pm on Saturday 30 September 2017. Continue reading

Youngcare At Home Care Grants QLD

For 12 years, Youngcare has been fighting to  make a difference to the lives of young people with high care needs and their loved ones who care for them. However, there are still too many young Australians being left behind in, or facing the prospect of inappropriate housing. Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants enhance the quality of life for young people (aged 18-65 years) with high care needs living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing. One-off grants of $2,000-$10,000 are available for the provision of essential equipment, home modifications or services enabling young people with high care needs to remain at home surrounded by loved ones with the choice and dignity we all deserve. Continue reading

Strong and Resilient Communities Grants – Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities grants aim to increase the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families within their communities and enhance their life‑time wellbeing and sense of community belonging. Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that support the social and economic participation of people in their communities in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.  Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular issue. Applicants must involve key stakeholders from the respective communities to demonstrate the project has endorsement by providing a letter of support as part of the application process. More information about the letter of support can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with other organisations, formally (e.g. consortium arrangements) or informally (e.g. referral partnerships) to address the grant program’s objectives. Continue reading

2017/18 Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. Round 1 for 2017/2018 closes 30 June 2017 Continue reading

Westpac 2017 Community Grants

Westpac Foundation Community Grants 200 Westpac Foundation Community Grants, worth $10,000 each, will be awarded to local, grassroots not-for-profit organisations with big (or small) ideas that are providing educational opportunities, employment pathways or improvements in the quality of life of disadvantaged Australians in our local communities.  In addition to the financial support the grant provides, Westpac is also committed to providing a range of non-financial support services to help maximise the social impact and sustainability of our grant recipients. Based on the needs of individual grant recipients, we will also be seeking to make connections between their organisation and local Westpac Ambassadors who will help open doors to a range of skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities across the Westpac Group. More information about the Community Grants program, including information on the eligibility criteria and previous grant recipients, is available at: www.westpac.com.au/grants. Please contact bgale@westpac.com.au or by phone on (02) 8253 4159 if you have any questions or require further information.   Continue reading

Walkley Media Incubation and Innovation Fund

The Walkley Foundation has launched two exciting opportunities for innovation in journalism that we would like to invite you to enter. The first is for all working journalists, editors or producers. We have partnered with Coder Factory Academy, an accredited coding educator, to offer ten full scholarships for news professionals to learn how to code and build apps. Five scholarships are available in Sydney and five in Melbourne at this stage. Find out details and apply for the coding scholarships here. The second is for people who have an idea or are working on a journalism project: our Media Incubator and Innovation Fund is now open for entries. We are giving away grants of up to $35,000 to the most promising ideas, as well as access to training from exceptional media and startup mentors. Find out details and apply here for the innovation grants here. Continue reading