grants funding opportunities

Grant:  First Nations Pathways – Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025

Areas of support: The Fund aims to: support First Nations emerging performing arts organisations’ artistic achievement and ambition; create and increase employment opportunities and career pathways for First Nations artists and arts workers; enable opportunities for the development of new work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, organisations and communities; broaden audiences’ access to high quality First Nations arts and cultural experiences; support First Nations emerging performing arts organisations’ entrepreneurial and business operations. 
Application deadline: 16 September 2021
Grant value: Maximum total: $520,000; $60,000 to $100,000 per annum over four-years to support operational costs, plus up $30,000 per annum to support business development needs. 
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Grant:  Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants 

Areas of support: To support small but life-changing initiatives that provide opportunities for life-long learning in Australian communities. The Community Grants Program aims to help people in need by improving access to quality learning opportunities which allow people to realise their rights, achieve positive social outcomes, and effect change in their lives and their communities. Priority is given to small or emerging organisations and innovative and grass-roots projects which are targeted toward those at the margins.
Application deadline: 17 September 2021
Grant value: Up to $10,000
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Grant:  ACT Disability Inclusion Grants 2021 

Areas of support: For community groups, organisations and small businesses to apply for financial support, in the form of a one-off grant, to enable the organisation to become more inclusive and accessible for people with disability. Proposals will be considered that address attitudinal, communication, and physical barriers to access and inclusion. Small grants will be made available to enable groups to become more inclusive, with grants considered for activities and initiatives including but not limited to training, awareness raising and related materials, assistive technology and infrastructure modifications. 
Application deadline: 20 September
Grant value: Up to $20,000
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Grant:  The Hamer Sprout Fund Grant

Areas of support: Supporting projects and organisations that promote innovation in environmental education, facilitate engagement in environmental action, advocate for environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between young people engaged in environmental leadership.  
Application deadline: 30 September 2021
Grant value:   Generally up to $5,000; up to $10,000 may be awarded in exceptional circumstances. 
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Grant:  Variety Queensland Community Grants 

Areas of support:  Supporting the purchase of equipment, supplies or technology that will promote all access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-17 years from financial disadvantage, geographic isolation and/or living with a disability or chronic illness.
Application deadline: 30 September 2021
Grant value:  Not specified
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Grant:  Northern Territory Government – Multicultural Grants Program 

Areas of support: The multicultural grants program provides migrant and multicultural communities in the NT with funding for projects or activities that promote: social inclusion; cohesion; multicultural diversity; and linguistic diversity.
Application deadline: 30 September 2021 
Grant value: No set limit but grants over $10,000 require audited financial statement.
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Grant:  Mazda Foundation

Areas of support: The Foundation currently has one priority area of focus: Community based organisations with projects supporting primary producers facing hardship.
Application deadline: 30 September 2021
Grant value: Grants have ranged up to $125,000 in the past, but the majority are under $50,000
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Grant:  Country Women’s Association NSW – Education Grants

Areas of support: CWA NSW offers a range of education grants to support women and girls across the state.
Application deadline: 30 September 2021
Grant value: Not specified
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Grant:  Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants

Areas of support: Supports community groups across Queensland to deliver projects that make a practical difference to the lives of people in Queensland communities. Projects must fall into one of the following categories: sport and recreation; health; education; environment; arts, culture and heritage. Applications that focus on the following areas are encouraged: under-represented people groups; increasing participation; safety and emergency response.
Application deadline: 05 October 2021
Grant value: $5,000-$30,000
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