Sector Grants

Seniors Social Isolation Program - Service Grant (QLD only)

The program supports older persons aged 60 years and over, and First Nations peoples aged 50 years and over who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing social isolation.

Funding is provided as a contribution to the delivery of services that bring older persons together on a regular basis by providing a range of programs and activities to create social connections. Funding may also include the delivery of information, advice and referral services that older persons to make informed decisions about, or be connected to, the services and support that they need.

Locations: QLD

Opens: Now

Closes: 22 March 2024

Grant Type: Seniors Support

Max. Grant: Not specified (Total of $2.25 million in the program)

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: QLD only. Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation or corporation, Not for profits and registered charities.

Agency: QLD Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disabilities Services

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Aboriginal Languages Revival Program (NSW Only)

Aims to support Communities in NSW to develop or grow smaller scale Language activities.

  • Support local Aboriginal Communities to develop and establish new and emerging Aboriginal Language activities that benefit Aboriginal Communities
  • Develop new resources to support Aboriginal Language growth and nurturing
  • Promote wider use and appreciation of Aboriginal activities
  • Support Aboriginal communities to lead Aboriginal language growth and nurturing.

Locations: NSW only

Opens: 21 February 2024

Closes: 8 April 2024

Grant Type: Language

Max. Grant:  $25,000

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: NSW Only. Includes – Aboriginal Corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Agency: NSW Government – Aboriginal Languages Trust

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Establishment of the Rural, Remote and First Nations Aged Care Service Development Assistance Panel

The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking Tenders from organisations that can demonstrate that they are capable of assisting aged care providers, in rural and remote locations, to deliver culturally safe, quality aged care services.

The Panel will deliver expert assistance and advice across the following categories to aged care service providers located in rural and remote areas and/or those providing aged care to a significant number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people located anywhere in Australia.

Locations: National

Opens: 15 February 2024

Closes: 21 March 2024

Grant Type: Tender – Aged Care

Max. Grant: Refer tender documents

Co-contribution: Not applicable

Eligibility: Refer tender documents

Agency: Department of Health and Aged Care

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Community Wellbeing Grants

Seeks to fund initiatives delivered by organisations supporting people with disabilities, or otherwise marginalised individuals primarily with the objective to secure employment pathways.

The Foundation seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.

Locations: National

Opens: 19 February 2024

Closes: 7 June 2024

Grant Type: Community

Max. Grant: Not specified – minimum request is $100,000

Co-contribution: Yes, required

Eligibility: The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

Agency: The Ian Potter Foundation

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Vanguard Grants

Vanguard Grants provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in clinical, public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) or biomedical research which may lead to larger, more rigorous studies in the future.

Locations: National

Opens: 8 April 2024

Closes: 24 May 2024

Grant Type: Health

Max. Grant:  $150,000 over two years

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Refer to the website below

Agency: Heart Foundation

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Supporting People With Cancer Grant

The Australian Government, through Cancer Australia, is inviting grassroots community organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations working to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer to apply for grants of up to $120,000 each.

Locations: National

Opens: 18 January 2024

Closes: 29 February 2024

Grant Type: Community

Max. Grant: $120,000

Agency: Department of Health and Aged Care

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Forecast Opportunity for the funding of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Services (SA, QLD and WA only)

This is a grant opportunity to develop community-led design and delivery of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across the four regions. Funding of up to $49 million (GST exclusive) will be distributed to implement this project over an initial period of two years, with the option to extend for a further two years at the discretion of Commonwealth. The grant will be delivered in two stages:

Stage One – (purpose of these GOGs) to identify and engage a locally based Brokerage Organisation in each region with strong local connections, who will partner with community organisations to develop a Community Design Plan in response to AOD related needs.

Stage Two – (implementation) to enable eligible organisations to apply for funding to deliver projects that will implement the Community Design Plan.

Locations: Regions of Ceduna (SA), Bundaberg-Hervey Bay (QLD), East Kimberley and the Goldfields (WA)

Opens: January 2024

Closes: June 2024

Grant Type: The Drug and Alcohol Program

Max. Grant: $49 million

Eligibility: Not-for-profits

Agency: Department of Health and Aged Care

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Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS): Support for Community Sector Organisations (National)

NIAA has been allocated $190 million over four years (2022-23 to 2025-26), to support Community Sector Organisations (CSOs) already receiving an Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant for an eligible activity. The purpose of this funding is to support these organisations at need of funding supplementation due to additional staff wages pressures and high inflations rates.

Locations: National

Opens: 12 May 2023

Closes: 30 June 2026

Grant Type: CSO Support

Max. Grant: Unspecified

Co-contribution: Variable – see section 3.1 of Guidelines

Eligibility: Complex – see sections 2 and 4 of the guidelines. The additional funding is only to be provided to CSOs which were already receiving an IAS grant when the measure was announced, and which may be managing financial sustainability issues as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage decision and/or higher inflation outcomes.

Agency: National Indigenous Australians Agency

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Rural Procedural Grants Program (National)

This program aims to support procedural GPs who work in rural and remote areas to:

  • improve or extend current skill levels
  • ensure they have the skills to provide high-quality services
  • comply with the professional development requirements of their GP college.

This helps ensure people in rural and remote areas have access to highly skilled health professionals. Helps cover the cost of professional development for procedural general practitioners (GPs) who work in rural and remote areas. The RPGP provides grants of up to $32,000 to rural GPs and locums who provide procedural services. This helps with the cost of attending continuing professional development activities, to maintain or increase their procedural and emergency medicine skills (including emergency mental health).

Locations: National

Opens: Always open

Closes: N/A

Grant Type: Health

Max. Grant: $32,000

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Must be a GP working in a MMM 3-7 region. Please see section 6 of the Guidelines.

Agency: Department of Health and Aged Care

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Disaster Recovery Quick Response Grants (National)

Assists any Indigenous corporation whose property has been directly affected by a declared natural disaster, such as a flood, bushfire, or cyclone.

The funding can be used for immediate clean up your property, work to make your property safe and purchase plant and equipment to assist with recovery efforts.

Please note: the funding does not cover repair and replacement of items that are covered under existing insurance policies unless there is a clear and urgent health and safety risk to humans and livestock or any work that has already occurred.

Locations: National

Opens: Always open

Closes: N/A

Grant Type: Health

Max. Grant: $20,000

Co-contribution: Unspecified

Eligibility: Indigenous corporations (incorporated) may be eligible for assistance through the program if:

  • Their property is within a State or Territory declared natural disaster area.
  • They require immediate assistance to make their property safe to access.

Agency: Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

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Annual Research Grants (SA Only)

Supports quality research within the universities, research institutes, health services and other organisations of South Australia.

Applications are invited for basic science projects, clinical studies or community-based studies in any area of research relevant to children’s health, education and/or welfare.

Locations: SA Only

Opens: 19 February 2024 (Expression of Interest)

Closes: 25 March 2024

Grant Type: Research

Max. Grant:  $100,000

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Refer Website (SA only)

Agency: Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation

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End of Life and Palliative Care NGO Grants Program (NSW Only)

The End of Life and Palliative Care Grants Program (NGO Grants) aims to complement NSW Health palliative and end of life care services by supporting community initiatives. Projects or activities should address one or more of the following key objectives:

  • Increase death and grief literacy in the community
  • Promote knowledge and implementation of Advanced Care Planning
  • Provide increased support for bereavement, grief and loss for families and carers.

Locations: NSW

Opens: 5 February 2024

Closes: 18 March 2024

Grant Type: Health

Max. Grant:  $800,000 over 4 years

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: NGOs, including ACCOs or ACCHOs that are incorporated, must demonstrate that they are: controlled and operated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, connected to the community, or communities, in which they deliver the services, governed by a majority Aboriginal governing body. NSW projects only.

Agency: NSW Health

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Safe and Diverse Communities Grants (QLD Only)

Supports small, targeted, community-led projects to increase the capability of multicultural communities to recognise, respond and prevent sexual, domestic and family violence across Queensland.

Locations: QLD

Opens: 29 January 2024

Closes: 15 March 2024

Grant Type: Sexual, domestic and family violence support.

Max. Grant: $25,000

Co-contribution: Not applicable

Eligibility: QLD only. Not for profit organisations or local government.

Agency: QLD Department of Justice & Attorney-General

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Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (Vic Only)

The Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (ACIP) is a grants program which enables Aboriginal organisations to build new fit-for-purpose infrastructure or to repair, refurbish or expand existing infrastructure to support Aboriginal Victorians to thrive, and live self-determined and culturally rich lives. Funding is available for:

  1. Category 1: Repairs and Minor Works (Up to $300,000 plus GST)
  2. Category 2: Capital Works and Upgrades ($300,000 – $1,600,000 plus GST)
  3. Category 3: Project Planning (up to $200,000 plus GST)

Locations: VIC only

Opens: 12February 2024

Closes: 22 April 2024

Grant Type: Infrastructure

Max. Grant: See above

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Victoria Only. Incorporated Aboriginal organisations registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Agency: Victorian Government – First Peoples – State Relations.

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Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program – Round 2 (NT Only)

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity are:

  • to reduce contact with the criminal justice system and incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and young people
  • strengthen community supports, treatments and diversionary measures for drug and alcohol use and addiction
  • a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector delivering high quality services

Locations: NT

Opens: Assessment cycle 1 opens 5 January 2024.

Closes: Assessment cycle 1 closes 9 May 2024.

Grant Type: Justice

Max. Grant: $3.25 million over four years.

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Community-led initiative must be based in the Central Australia area in the Northern Territory, as described by the Northern Territory government.

Agency: Attorney-General’s Department

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Community Wellbeing Grants

Seeks to fund initiatives delivered by organisations supporting people with disabilities, or otherwise marginalised individuals primarily with the objective to secure employment pathways. The Foundation seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.

Locations: National

Opens: 19 February 2024

Closes: 7 June 2024

Grant Type: Disabilities/Employment

Max. Grant: $100,000

Co-contribution: Required

Eligibility: Not-for-profits

Agency: Ian Potter Foundation

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Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation (NTAIC) Grants Program (NT Only)

NOTE: Current Program is closed 1 February 2024 – Program will be revised and re-open in May 2024.

The purpose of the NTAIC Grants Program is to promote self-determination and economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal people living in the NT and to promote their social and cultural wellbeing. The NTAIC Grants Program aims to ensure:

  • Funding is provided to Aboriginal people in the NT.
  • NTAIC Grants maximise strategic opportunities and drive economic, social and cultural outcomes.

There are two streams – General Grants and Innovation Grants.

Locations: NT

Opens: May 2024

Closes: TBC

Grant Type: Various

Max. Grant: General Grants – $500,000 per year (up to $1.5 million over three years).

Innovation Grants – $10 million

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Indigenous Organisations in the NT.

Agency: NTAIC

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Youpla Group Funeral Benefits Program

The program addresses the urgent need to allow families with deceased loved ones who were insured under a Youpla Group funeral expenses policy to mourn and conduct Sorry Business with the dignity that had been intended. The program will pay a grant in place of a funeral benefit that would otherwise have been paid in response to the death of a person covered by a Youpla Group policy, where the policy was active on or after 1 April 2020, prior to the Youpla Group’s collapse.

Locations: NSW

Opens: 7 September 2023

Closes: 30 June 2024 (extended)

Grant Type: Funeral Expenses Targeted

Max. Grant: $20,000

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must be the expected recipient of a funeral benefit of a Youpla Group policy, where the policy:

  • was active on or after 1 April 2020 and
  • insures the life of another person (the nominee) and that other person has died.

Agency: The Treasury Department

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Noongar Charitable Trust (WA Only)

Aims to support projects run by Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations which offer a direct and noticeable benefit to the Noongar community.

Locations: WA

Opens: N/A

Closes: 20 April 2024

Grant Type: Community

Max. Grant: $100,000

Co-contribution: Not specified

Eligibility: Grants will be made to incorporated, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations that are based and delivered within Noongar Community

Agency: Noongar Charitable Trust

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