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

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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.  

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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.

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2017 Water for Life Community Grants


Seqwater has launched the 2017 Community Grants program - Water for life. Water for Life Community Grants will provide funding to improve South East Queenslanders' knowledge and understanding of catchment health and the water cycle. We're looking for existing community initiatives and new partnerships that will benefit from grants of up to $10,000.

Your support of the Water for life Community Grants program and community groups means more benefits for our local waterways and a greater appreciation of water as a precious resource.

Applications close 15th May 2017.

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Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grants Program

The Spirit of Service grants program is a program offering funding up to $20,000 for projects commemorating the ANZAC Centenary including the First World War and the Century of Service through to the present day. Round 3 is now open, and applications will close 9pm, Sunday 11 June 2017.

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Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund

Do you know a hard-working community group or school in need of some seed funding? Or a young person looking to learn about the aviation industry? 

The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is now calling for applications from eligible community groups, organisations, individuals and schools. This Fund has been established to provide much needed financial assistance to community organisation in the Brisbane area.

Applications close at 5pm on 31 March 2017

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The 2017 Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint program

Applications for the 2017 Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint program are now open.  Communities across Qld can apply to receive up to $25,000 to support and inspire the next generation of digital makers through the IDX initiative.

Applications close on 17th February 2017. 


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Volunteer Grants 2016

I am pleased to advise that Volunteer Grants for 2016 are now open for applications.

The Australian Government is investing $10 million in Volunteer Grants 2016 to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering in local communities. These grants help community organisations support their volunteers by making their volunteering work easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Applications for Volunteer Grants 2016 close at 1pm Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

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Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards

The Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards have launched for 2016. The Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards are seeking nominations to recognise, encourage and reqard the positive achievements of regional and rural Queenslanders.

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