Volunteer Grants Program
Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Closing: 25 July 2012
Volunteer Grants 2012 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.
Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:
- Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
- Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, to deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need
- Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability, who are unable to drive
- Contribute to the costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.
Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria.
For more info: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/volunteer-grants-2012-call-for-applications-now-open
Australia-India Council Grants
The Australia-India Council
Closing: 9 July 2012
The Australia-India Council (AIC) welcomes funding applications from individuals and organisations in Australia for projects which are likely to promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India. AIC grants are intended to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the Council.
The Council gives priority to projects in the following areas:
- The Arts (including literature and film)
- Social initiatives (including public health and sport)
- Public Policy Activities (including media links)
The Council will also consider applications for funding support for a limited number of projects and activities in other areas consistent with Council objectives.
All funding applications are made using standard documents and are assessed by a standard appraisal procedure, helping to ensure consistency and equity in Council funding decisions.
While grant amounts will be considered on a proposal basis, major grant funding of AUD 20,000 or more for any single activity will only be provided in exceptional circumstances and where the Council decides the project will become a priority activity of the AIC in that financial year.
Applicants should note that the AIC unconditionally reserves the right to cancel a funding round, or to award no grant funding after the consideration of applications received in a funding round.
For more info: http://www.dfat.gov.au/aic/grant_guidelines.html
Banksia Category Awards
Banksia Environmental Foundation
Closing: 24 August 2012
The Banksia Category Awards reflect the sustainability issues most relevant to Australia coming into the 21st Century.
It is the seal of environmental excellence.
Nine Category Awards – open for entry:The Banksia Category Awards comprise nine separate Awards:
- Land & Biodiversity
- Leading in Sustainability – Small & Large Organisations
- Built Environment
- Clean Technology
- Agriculture and
The entry system provides you with the technical information and criteria for all of the nine awards. Subject to individual award eligibility, entrants for these Awards can be individuals, groups, communities, governments and corporations etc.
Your project and its different strengths can be eligible for more than one award. You are welcome to apply for more than one category, however, note that each category is a separate application and have some differing requirements.
Community Awareness Grants
Organ and Tissue Authority
Amount: Total pool of funds: $533,000
Closing: 25 July 2012
The Organ and Tissue Authority is pleased to announce the availability of Community Awareness Grants for community-based activities to be held during DonateLife Week 2013 (Sunday 24 February – Sunday 3 March).
DonateLife Week is the national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia and is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government’s National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation rates.
Applicants may also consider developing a program of activities to commence prior to and continue after DonateLife Week 2013. However all applications must include a key event or activity to be held during DonateLife Week itself.
Applicants should demonstrate how their proposed activities will educate Australians on:
• the facts about organ and tissue donation;
• the need to register your decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor; and
• the importance of family discussion and knowledge of each other’s donation wishes.
Successful applicants will be required to incorporate the national theme and key messages for DonateLife Week 2013 in all project communications and activities.
Applicants must clearly identify the target audience(s) of their proposed activities. At a minimum, activities should have either broad appeal across the general community or specific appeal to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Total funding of up to $533,000 (excluding GST) is available.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 25 July 2012.