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Welcome to the Julie Owens' Grants Bulletin for November 2018

Updated 29 November 2018

 

ARTS

 

Performer’s Trust Foundation

Funding provider: Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)

Amount: $3,000 for an individual; or $5,000 for a group or organisation

Closing date: Ongoing (4 times per year)

The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. Applications can be made for a variety of purposes including performances, scholarships, promotion, tuition fees, travel, accommodation, etc.

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Strategic Opportunities Program

Funding provider: Screen NSW

Amount: Over $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and focus on building capacity within the screen industry. Supported programs focus on high quality activity, engagement and participation. Their priority areas for funding are focussed on Regional NSW, Western Sydney including Aboriginal people, CALD backgrounds, disability and youth.

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Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Funding Provider: Department of Communications and the Arts

Amount: Up to $100,000 per year, over 2 years

Closing Date: 11th February 2019

Grant program to help organisations support participation and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures through languages and arts.

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Register of Cultural Organisations

Funding Provider: Department of Communications and the Arts

Amount: Application to apply for register

Closing Date: Ongoing

Register aims to strengthen the private sector support for arts and encourages Australians to contribute to the nation’s cultural life. Organisation’s principal purpose needs to focus on areas such as literature, visual arts, performing arts, film radio, design and more.

Applications can take 6-12 months, are extensive and require ongoing reporting on donations received.

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COMMUNITIES

 

Awesome Foundation Grant

Funding provider: The Awesome Foundation

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing date: Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation “love turning awesome thoughts into awesome deeds in this awesome city of ours”. Applications which focus on making Sydney a more awesome place are their favourite kind. Every month they award a $1,000 no-strings-attached grant to the most awesome application.

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IGA Community Chest

Funding provider: IGA Supermarkets

Amount: Various

Closing date: Ongoing

If you are looking for funding for a local project or equipment for your organisation, consider contacting your local IGA Supermarket and asking their support through their Community Chest program. Applications can be made at any time!

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Saluting Their Service COMMUNITY Commemorative Grants Program

Funding provider: Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Amount: Up to $4,000

Closing date:Upcoming dates for applications to be received are 27 November and 26 March 2019.

Funding for a variety of programs to acknowledge and commemorate those who serve Australia. You are eligible if you are a school, community group, museum, NFP, Historical Society of State or Local Government Authority. Funds can be used for a variety of purposes including war memorials, plaques, restoration, commemorative events, flagpoles, public awareness and school initiatives.

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Saluting Their Service MAJOR Commemorative Grants

Funding provider: Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Amount: Grants generally over $4,000

Closing Date: 10 January 2019

Grants program to support our local community preserve our wartime heritage and highlight the sacrifice and service of our service men and women.

Grants can support various projects including honour boards, flag poles, restoration, education, events, landscaping and more.

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Community Grants Program - Various

Funding provider: Parramatta City Council

Amount: $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Visit City of Parramatta Council Community Grants Program to view their open and ongoing grant programs across various groups.

Small + Sport and Recreation + Social Enterprise Grants provide funding of up to $2,000 each and are open all year round with the following closing dates 1st February, 3rd May, 2nd August and 1st November.

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Easy Grants

Funding provider: BankWest Foundation

Amount: $200 to $1,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Monthly program offered by Bankwest. 40 grants per month go to public vote. Top 6 grants receive $1,000. Remaining applications receive $200. Representative and/or organisation must be an active Bankwest customer. View website for full entry criteria.

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Small Grants

Funding provider: Law and Justice Foundation of NSW

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing date: Ongoing

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW's Grants Program aims to improve access to justice, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people. If you are considering applying for a small grant you must contact the Foundation’s Grants and Legal Information Manager by phone on (02) 8227 3210 or email [email protected] to confirm whether funds are available and to discuss your grant proposal.

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Transition to Independent Living Allowance

Funding provider: Department of Social Services

Amount: Up to $1,500

Closing date: Ongoing

Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people (15-25 years) cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care. TILA is also for young people who continue to live with their foster carers after their care order expires. The payment can be used to buy items such as a fridge or couch, pay for counselling, education and training courses, medical expenses, a drivers licence or any other items or services agreed between the young person and their case worker.

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Small & Quick Response Grants Program

Funding provider: The Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia (GALA)

Amount: $500

Closing date: 4 rounds per year – Next rounds close: 19 September & 19 December

Grants support both individuals and Organisations.

Individuals: Grants support individuals be more connected to their community, improve skills, enhance wellbeing and increased participation in the community.  Organisations: grants support recruitment or retention of volunteers, increase efficiency, improve skills and develop resources.

Funds can be used for hall rental, marketing costs, speaker fees, website maintenance/hosting, etc.

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Grant Seekers – Funding for Charities

Funding Provider: Australian Communities Foundation

Amount: $2,000 - $15,000 (generally $5,000 per grant)

Closing date: Ongoing

Open grants program for funding for Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status charity organisations.

Complete the online template/questionnaire to consideration to the funding program.

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Google Ad Grants

Funding Provider: Google

Amount: $10,000 In Kind Ad Words Advertising Each Month

Closing date: Ongoing

Google will help eligible organisations increase their online presence by enhancing Google search results. Organisations must have a current charity status and apply online.

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Harcourt Foundation Grants

Funding Provider: Harcourts Foundation

Amount: Not specified

Closing date: 4 rounds per year – Next Closing dates 30 September & 31 December 2018

Organisations that respond to this program must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) statuses. Requests must be for a specific project, event, item or initiative and it must be scheduled to occur within four months of the upcoming Grant decision meeting date.

Visit Harcourts Foundation’s website for full eligibility and application requirements.

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Honda Foundation Grants

Funding Provider: Honda Foundation

Amount: Not specified

Closing date: Ongoing

Grants program to support a variety of charitable endeavours including disability and those suffering long term illness, relief for victims of natural disasters and/or promotion of innovation and technology.

Application form and eligibility are listed on the website and you must meet with your local Honda Dealership for endorsement and to complete your application.

The Honda Foundation also provide a loan vehicle service up to 12 months.

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Mazda Foundation Grant Program

Funding Provider: Mazda Foundation

Amount: Not specified

Closing date: Applications to be made by 31 March and 30 September each year

Grant program to support organisations with community advancement, education, development of technology and protection of the environment.

The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation currently has two priority areas of focus, being:

Priority 1 – Support for children with physical and/or mental disability or their carers.

Priority 2 – Support for elderly people suffering from mental disabilities (including dementia) or their carers.

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Sisters of Charity Community Grants Program

Funding Provider: Sisters of Charity Foundation

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing date: Applications to be made by 31 March and 30 September each year

Grants provide support for organisations who struggle to find funding and provide grass roots services focussed on poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression. Organisations must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) statuses.

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The Pierce Armstrong Foundation Grant

Funding Provider: Pierce Armstrong Foundation Grant

Amount: Up to $20,000

Closing date: Applications to be made by 15 March and 15 September each year

The Foundation seeks to positively impact and enhance the lives of Australians and will support those organisations who demonstrate they can make meaningful and lasting contributions to our community. Priority is given to Victorian based organisations but applications are accepted from across Australia. Organisations must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) statuses.

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UCF Small Grants

Funding Provider: Universal Charitable Fund (UCF)

Amount: Up to $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Grants are provided to organisations that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC), have DGR Status and have an income less than $1m. Organisations must be focussed on making an impact on education, health, building sustainable communities and/or youth in their communities.

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Jetstar Flying Start Grants

Funding Provider: Jetstar

Amount: $15,000 cash, $15,000 travel plus Marketing & Communication

Closing date: Round 18, 30 September 2018. Round 19, 31 March 2019

Grant funding for Australian Not For Profit, Community and organisations of all sizes to enhance the lives of people in their local communities.

Eligible organisations can be focussed on education and health, arts, sports or from a broad range of charities.

You must have a specific project in mind specific to your application.

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Celebrating Diversity Grants

Funding Provider: Multicultural NSW

Amount: Up to $10,000 Events (cover 20% event budget) and $40,000 Projects

Dates: Round One (Events) - 28 September 2018. Round 2 (Projects) - 14 December 2018. Round Three (Events) – 25 February 2019

Event and Project grants support festivals, events and projects that bring communities together and promote social cohesion. Events and projects must support 3 strategic priorities across Community, Language and/or capability.

Funding is available to support not for profit organisations in New South Wales. Full eligibility and exclusions are listed for review.

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Community War Memorials Fund

Funding Provider: Veterans Affairs

Amount: Up to $10,000

Dates: Round 1 closes 11 November 2018. Round 2 closes 25 April 2019.

Grant program to either conserve, repair or protect war memorials in communities across New South Wales. Applications can be made by organisations provided the owner, custodian, RSL or Council support the bid.

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Application for Donations

Funding Provider: The Hills Shire Council

Amount: Various Levels (see below)

Closing Date: 20th June 2019

One off donation in 12 month period for not for profit and incorporated organisations over 4 separate categories:

Cultural & Community Service: Limit of $1,000

Sports and Cultural Competition: Various for individuals and teams up to $750

Special Circumstances: No limit

Community Event & Venue Hire: No limit

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IOOF Community Grants

Funding Provider: IOOF

Amount: Average grant is $30,000 but can range between $10,000 and $150,000

Closing Dates: 15 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

The focus of the grants are for improving lives of the community for disadvantaged families, disadvantaged families and aged care.

Open to DGR organisations in any State or Territory in Australia. Projects must be measurable, have impact, create connected communities and benefit involvement from IOOF staff and volunteers

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Funding for Charitable Organisations

Funding Provider: Australian Communities Foundation

Amount: Various – grants over $10,000 require a Grant Agreement

Closing Date: Ongoing

Organisations applying must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) or Deductible Gift Recipient Status to be eligible. Applications are reviewed fortnightly and there is a limit of 2 funding requests per year per organisation.

You must complete an online form and it will be shared with a potential door through an expression of interest process. Applications must be project specific and include a budget and specified outcome.

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Transurban Community Grants

Funding Provider: Transurban

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: 31 December 2018

Grant program to support community projects close to Transurban roadways. Organisations in both the City of Parramatta and Hills Shire LGA’s are eligible to apply if you have a DGR status.

A wide range of organisations and projects have been supported though this grants program. Successful programs are ones that positively affect many people, have a focus on the disadvantaged and under privileged and those that overcome barriers of transport, mobility and community inclusion.

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Ignitor Fund

Funding Provider: The English Family Foundation

Amount: Up to $50,000 (up to $100,000 in special cases)

Closing Date: Ongoing

Grant program to provide support to Australian Social Enterprise change makers for their next stage development. Projects can be from a variety of areas but must have a clear objective and make a transformational, tangible and measurable impact in the community.

Organisations must have an income of less than $5,000,000, DGR status and be Australian based. Expressions of interest are considered all year round.

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DISABILITY

 

Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

Funding provider: Department of Health and Ageing

Amount: $583.20 (indexed)

Closing date: Ongoing

The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to eligible people to assist with some of the costs of their continence products. If you have permanent and severe incontinence and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 5 years of age or older you may be eligible for CAPS.

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NABS (National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service)

Funding provider: Department of Social Services

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

NABS provides interpreters for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private health care appointments. NABS is free to people who are not eligible for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

Sign language services to Deaf Indigenous people are provided for both public and private health care appointments. Services include face to face interpreting (onsite) and video remote interpreting (online)

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Rehabilitation Appliance Program (RAP)

Funding provider: Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

If you are a Gold or White Card holder (with assessed need due to an accepted disability), you can access aids or appliances to help you maintain independence in your home through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP). Items can include diabetic supplies, mobility aids, home medical oxygen, etc.

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EDUCATION

 

Before & After School Care Fund

Funding provider: NSW Department of Education

Amount: Up to $30,000

Closing date: Ongoing

This fund supports out of school hours care (OSHC) to help fund activities that increase unmet demand for before and after school care places and/or have a capacity to establish a new OSHC service and/or to increase the number of places in their existing OSHC.

School principals, authorised Council officers and OSHC Service Managers can apply.

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INDIGENOUS

 

#ContagionOfLove Community Micro-Grants

Funding provider: Black Rainbow

Amount: Up to $300

Closing date: Ongoing

Black Rainbow are currently offering community micro-grants to self-identifying LGBQTI people of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. These micro-grants are to the value of $300 and include $200 to assist with hosting Indigenous LGBQTI community events.  They also include Black Rainbow merchandise, including t-shirts. These micro-grants are funded through the sale of their t-shirts.

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Capacity Building Funding for Native Title Corporations

Funding provider: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

The Department is inviting eligible applicants to apply for Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) capacity building grant funding under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

There are three elements to this funding include 1.Increase Capacity. 2. Support for Training and 3. Support for Native Title Agreement-making.

Applications will be accepted from individual PBCs, groups of PBCs, or third parties authorised to administer funds on behalf of PBCs.  Applicants must meet other eligibility criteria outlined in the IAS Grant Guidelines and undergo financial viability checks and a risk assessment.

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Community Led Grants

Funding provider: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

The Community Led grants process that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers to seek grant funding to address emerging needs and/or opportunities that they have identified as priorities.

As a first step, potential applicants must discuss their proposal with their local PM&C Regional Network office, by calling 1800 079 098 and asking to speak to a staff member in their local office.

Community Led Grants provide an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to devise strategies that will support their community and the people living in it.

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Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants

Funding provider: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

Tailored Assistance Employment grants are available to provide funding support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, as well as support Indigenous school student’s transition from education to sustainable employment. Where funding is available, organisations will be able to apply for Tailored Assistance Employment grant funding at any time.

This open grant funding process will support services or activities that will have a positive impact on the Government’s priority area of Employment and Increased participation of Indigenous Australians.

The Department encourages applications for the funding of activities tailored to local circumstances with the involvement of Indigenous communities.

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SENIORS

 

Veteran and Community Grants

Funding provider: Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Amount: $2,000 to $50,000

Closing date: Four rounds per year – next rounds close 31 Aug 18, 30 Nov 2018 and 28 Feb 2019

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

V&CG is open to ex-service organisations, veteran representative groups and other organisations. V&CG provides seed funding to develop projects that will become sustainable and financially viable and that have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)

Funding provider: Department of Employment

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. Finance for Social Enterprise: The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds explain social enterprises and the support that the SEDIF offers.

Three SEDIF fund managers were selected to offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support. The SEDIF fund managers are:

Foresters Community Finance 

Social Enterprise Finance Australia 

Social Ventures Australia  

Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs.

 

SPORT

 

Active Kids

Funding provider: Office of Sport (NSW)

Amount: Up to $100

Closing date: Ongoing

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The student must be a resident of NSW with a valid Medicare Card, be aged between 4.5 and 18 years and be enrolled in school (kindergarten to Year 12 including home schooling and secondary education at TAFE NSW).

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Representative Sports Grants

Funding provider: Parramatta City Council

Amount: Up to $10,000 + 25% or capped at $1,000 for participant expenses

Closing date: Ongoing

Representative Sports Grants provide funding of up to $10,000 + 25% or capped at $1,000 for participant expenses. This grant is designed to support individuals excelling at sport and representing Parramatta at a State, National or International level.

Applicants must apply at least four weeks before the sporting event start date. The assessment and approval process can take longer than four weeks resulting in applicants being notified of a funding decision after the event has occurred. All successful grant recipients are required to submit proof of competition attendance as part of the acquittal process. Recipients must acquit the application within four weeks of the competition.

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Facility Loan Scheme

Funding provider: Tennis Australia

Amount: Up to $80,000

Closing date: Ongoing

The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans. The Tennis Australia loan is to assist in shortfalls the Club may have in funding their project after other avenues of funding have been determined.

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Local Sport Champions

This grants program is to financially support athletes, coaches and officials for State, National and International championships. Funding is available between $500 and $750.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Aged 12-18 years
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Australia
  • Representing a recognised sports organisation
  • Travel must be more than 125km from the venue

You can apply for two grants in the same allocated year.

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BUSINESS

 

Minimal Viable Products Grants

Funding provider: Jobs NSW

Amount: 50% matched funding up to $25,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Funding available for start-up organisations at the pre-revenue stage. Eligible organisations must have an ABN, be based on New South Wales and ensure 80% of development be in NSW.

Visit the website for full eligibility and application process.

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Building Partnership Grants

Funding provider: Jobs NSW

Amount: Up to 35% of approved project costs up to a maximum of $100,000.

Closing date: Ongoing

Building Partnerships grants help revenue generating technology startups become the high-growth, job-creating businesses of tomorrow. Funding supports pilot projects and new marketing partnerships. Grants are available across all industry sectors, if the business is primarily focused on the development of technology, owns the relevant intellectual property, or the rights to commercialise the technology and has a relationship with a potential customer who can give feedback, or with a potential distributor willing to on-sell the technology.

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Small Business Grant

Funding Provider: Revenue NSW

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: Ongoing

Grants for small businesses in New South Wales to hire new employees and expand their business.

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YOUTH

 

Youth Jobs PaTH

Funding provider: Jobactive

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Youth Jobs PaTH is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It also supports employers to host internship placements and provides them with incentives when they take on a young person.

Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire. You can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship so you can both be sure they're the right fit for your business. You will receive $1,000 to help cover the costs and the Australian Government provides an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment and covers their insurance. If you decide to hire the young person you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).

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Mantana Foundation for Young People Funding

Funding provider: Mantana Foundation

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Funding available for organisations that focus on youth programs that assist with school retention and increased education, employment skills as well as social and community connectedness.

There are two stages for applications: 1. Preliminary Submission and 2. Detailed Submission.

Organisations must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) statuses. View website for overall eligibility and application process.

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INTERNATIONAL

 

Incubator Grants

Funding provider: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Amount: Various – See below

Closing date: Ongoing

Grant provides funding for incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus.

New & Existing – Up to $500,000

Development of new incubators, boost effectiveness of high perming incubators and encourage use of data and data sharing.

Expert in Residence – Up to $100,000

Provide access to research, managerial and technical talent and secondments (national or international).

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Julie Owens MP, ALP, 1/25 Smith St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150

 

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