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.
Small Grassy Ecosystem Grants (Friends of Grasslands)
Close 21 April
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for projects that promote understanding, conservation and management of native grassy ecosystems. Projects can involve education, research, surveys, monitoring, citizen science, on-ground work, publications, awareness raising and Indigenous engagement.
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.
Community Partnerships Program (TransGrid)
Close 30 April
This program offers grants of up to $5,000 for not-for-profit organisations that are local to TransGrid's planning, operations and major project areas. Projects should focus on education, environmental sustainability, safety & wellbeing, and/or initiatives that energise communities. Projects must be completed within 6 months.
Environmental Grants (Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists)
Close 1 May
Grants up to $5,000 will be considered to assist projects delivering the enhancement of biodiversity, conservation or enhanced understanding of the natural environment within the Murrumbidgee Valley.
Annual Grants Program (Wagga Wagga City Council)
Close 1 May
There are ten categories of grants available, including Natural Environment (offering grants of $500 to $3,000); Community Programs & Projects (offering grants of $1,000 to $7,500) and Events (offering grants of $500 to $7,500). Most grants have 12 months for completion.
Saving Koalas Fund - Community Grants (Australian Government)
Close 9 May
Grants of $50,000 to $200,000 are available to support community-led conservation and recovery efforts to improve the trajectory of listed koala populations. Projects must be completed within two years, and must include on-ground activities in areas where the listed koala is known or likely to occur.
Stronger Communities Program (Australian Government)
Close 10 May
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for small capital projects. The current round aims to support communities to recover from the widespread impacts of adverse weather events and current economic pressures. In consultation with their community, each Federal MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Up to $150,000 is available for each federal electorate.
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.
NAB Foundation Community Grants (National Australia Bank Foundation)
Close 31 August
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters and climate change. Projects must be completed within 12 months.
Community Partnerships Program (Transgrid)
Close 31 August
Not-for-profit and community groups are invited to apply for grants of between $500 and $5,000 to undertake projects in areas local to Transgrid assets or construction. Projects should provide a lasting and tangible benefit to the community, and should be completed within six months.
RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant (Royal Agricultural Society of NSW)
Applications close 30 November
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for community projects that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for your community. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefits will be highly regarded.