Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Program (Australian Government)
Close 15 March
Consortia are invited to apply for grants valued at up to $8 million dollars per grant, for innovative and transformational practices that have the potential to positively influence the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of Australian farms from the impacts of drought and climate change. Projects will test, refine, and demonstrate the effectiveness (or otherwise) of yet to be proven farming practices in a robust scientific manner. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2028.
Small grants program
(Highways and Byways)
Close 15 March
Grants of up to $4,000 are available for projects that support communities through the theme of ‘Healing and Growing Together’. Projects should align with one of the two aims: Promote environmental rehabilitation and restoration to rectify the impacts of recent fires, floods or drought; or Build strong and resilient communities, encourage community re-connection and healing post-pandemic and foster indigenous identity and cultural connections. Projects should be completed within 12 months.
Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants (Landcare Australia)
Close 17 March
Grants of up to $1,000 are available to primary schools and early learning centres across Australia, grants of up to $1,000 each are available to support projects that focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and recycling, enhancing native habitats and/or deepening connections to First Nations perspectives.
Emerging industries capacity building travel grants (AgriFutures)
Close 22 March
Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available for individuals working in Australia’s emerging industries to carry out self-guided peer-to-peer capacity building activities to further their knowledge and skills and further the growth of their emerging industry. All travel and activities must be completed by 30 April 2024.
Protecting our Places grants (NSW Environmental Trust)
Close 24 March
Grants are available to empower Aboriginal organisations to undertake projects that contribute to ongoing sustainable management of significant Aboriginal cultural landscapes in NSW, and contribute to healthier environments and communities. Projects must be run in stages, with up to $12,000 available for Stage 1 (planning) over 6-12 months, and up to $68,000 available for Stage 2 (implementation) over 18-24 months. After Stage 1, projects are assessed against set criteria for approval to progress to Stage 2.
Telstra Connected Communities grants (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal)
Close 30 March
This program offers grants of up to $10,000 for community organisations that are providing access to information, technology, education and facilities to support their communities to embrace new technologies and ways of working to build social capital and digital capability.
Small grants program for regional NSW (NSW Government)
Close 31 March, or when all funds are expended
This program offers grants of $500 to $10,000 for projects that support the recovery and wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW. The program will help eligible applicants deliver projects to promote social inclusion and build community connections for regional children and youth aged 0-24 years.
Large grants program for regional NSW (NSW Government)
Close 31 March, or when all funds are expended
This program offers grants of $10,000 to $50,000 for projects that support the recovery and wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW. Projects must directly respond to community need for support to recover and build resilience, and support improved wellbeing and mental support for children and/or young people aged 0-24 years.
Small Environmental Grant Scheme (Wettenhall Trust)
Applications OPEN 1 April
Grants of up to approximately $10,000 are available to support projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. Projects should be focused on flora and fauna conservation or threatened mammal conservation, and should involve: monitoring, recording and sharing data; delivering community education; providing community capacity building; or research and science.
Community University Partnerships Grants (Charles Sturt University)
Close 5 April
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects in categories including Arts & Culture, Education Development, Health & Wellbeing, and Environmental Sustainability. All projects must be completed by 30 November 2023.
Strengthening Rural Communities – Large ‘Rebuilding Regional Communities’ grants (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal)
EOIs close 5 April
Grants of between $10,001 and $50,000 are available for projects that enhance the recovery from Covid-19 and foster more resilient regional communities.
National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge Development and Demonstration grants (Australian Dept of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water)
Close 11 April
Grants of between $100,000 and $5 million are available for proof of concept, validation or early-stage commercialisation activities relating to the development of lower cost, accurate technological solutions for soil carbon measurement. Successful applicants will demonstrate how their proposed technology solution is effective at measuring, estimating and/or predicting soil organic carbon in an operational environment.
Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program (Aboriginal Affairs NSW)
Close 14 April, or when all funds are expended
Grants of between $500 and $20,000 are available to support Aboriginal community organisations to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities. Funding can be used for projects including: women’s or men’s gathering on Country, delivery of culture / wellbeing camps for Aboriginal youth, online workshops, community celebration event or cultural activities at a sporting event.
Bushfire Restoration grants (Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife)
Close 30 April, or when all funds are expended
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for field projects that will have a direct restoration outcome for the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted LGAs. Projects should aim to enable communities to rebuild their local environments devastated by the 2019-2020 bushfires, and/or support the restoration of key habitats and ecosystems needed for healthy landscapes within the LGA’s impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires.
Inland Rail Sponsorships (Australian Rail Track Corporation)
Close 30 April
Community groups are invited to submit applications to fund an activity, event or project that will benefit your local community. Funding of between $1,000 and $4,000 is available for individuals and organisations in regional areas along the Inland Rail route that contribute to local and regional prosperity, well-being and sustainability.
Qantas Regional Grants (Qantas)
Close 10 May
Grants ranging from less than $5,000 up to $20,000 are available for community groups to help enhance the lives of people in regional communities. Projects can run over up to 12 months, with funding available as cash, in-kind flights or marketing support (or a combination of the three). Applications will be judged on the extent to which they demonstrate a measurable socioeconomic impact, maximise local community benefit, boost the profile/strength of the applicant for the future, and demonstrate innovation.
Strengthening Rural Communities grants (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal)
Close 31 May
Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots initiatives that benefit local communities. Under the ‘Small & Vital’ stream, grants of up to $10,000 are available for communities with fewer than 15,000 people. Under the ‘Prepare & Recover’ stream, grants of up to $25,000 are available for communities affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. Under the ‘Rebuilding Regional Communities’ stream, grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that enhance the recovery from Covid-19 and foster more resilient regional communities.
Gallagher Landcare electric fencing grants (Landcare Australia)
Close 15 June
Grants of up to $8,000 are available for permanent electric fencing materials for conservation exclusion/inclusion fencing, riparian protection and farm dam restoration. In order to apply, you must arrange an on-site visit with your local Gallagher Territory Manager between 1 May and 9 June 2023.
Farms of the Future grants (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
Close 31 August
Grants of between $5,000 and $35,000 are available for primary producers in the Carrathool, Griffith and Leeton LGAs to purchase the latest agtech equipment and connectivity solutions to address their farm needs. Applicants must first complete the 'Monitoring your farm with Agtech' training program (available as a one-day in person or online course). Proposed agtech, connectivity and dashboard solutions must be selected from the Program Partners in the Farms of the Future Agtech Catalogue.