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Funding opportunities closing in February 2023 - Apply now

Updated: Jan 22

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a great holiday season and are ready to take on the new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm. As we're already three weeks into the new year, it's a great time to start thinking about funding opportunities to help you achieve your goals and positively impact your community. So remember to keep an eye out for new grants that may be available and take the time to carefully review the eligibility criteria and guidelines before submitting your application—wishing you all the best in your endeavours and looking forward to seeing the impact you'll make in your communities this year!


We have compiled a list of grants that may apply to your organisation.


ACT: Community Support and Infrastructure Grants (CSIG)

Closing date: 6 February 2023

Maximum grant amount: $10,000


This program aims to support community groups and organisations in the ACT community to improve their programs and services through three grant categories: community support and capacity building, non-fixed infrastructure, minor capital works and fixed infrastructure. Priority is given to groups and organisations impacted by recent environmental and climate events and those re-engaging and reconnecting with their target communities affected by COVID-19. $200,000 is available, with a maximum grant amount of $10,000.


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NSW: City of Ryde Community Grants

Closing date: 17 February 2023

Maximum grant amount: $15,000

The City of Ryde Community Grants provides funding for projects that benefit the community and are open to not-for-profit community organisations, sporting clubs and, in some cases, individuals. The Council is looking for projects or activities that align with the City of Ryde Community Plans, collaborations or partnerships, evidence of increasing the capacity of the group to deliver benefits, sustainable and not reliant on ongoing funding, socially inclusive, and that meet the general eligibility criteria.

Find out more.


NT: Community Benefit Fund Major Community Grants

Closing date: 28 February 2023

Grant amount: $15,001 and $250,000


The Northern Territory Government's Community Benefit Fund Major Community Grants provide funding for community projects that align with the priorities of the Northern Territory Government. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations, local government bodies, and Indigenous organisations.

Priority 1 is given to applications for infrastructure improvements or asset purchases that can demonstrate an ongoing community benefit beyond the funding period. Priority 2 is given to applications that support the growth of the Northern Territory, provide multi-level stimulus through the outcome of the grant, and use local suppliers and contractors to complete the grant.


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QLD: Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

Closing date: 28 February 2023

Maximum grant amount: $100,00

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is a program that allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups in Queensland to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities, and opportunities for the community. The program has four funding rounds, with grants available up to $100,000 in the super round and up to $35,000 in the standard grant rounds. A total funding pool of approximately $60 million is available each year. Eligible applicants include organisations that must meet the requirements of a legal entity or a sponsored entity, such as being incorporated or registered, having not-for-profit objectives, and having an active ABN. Eligible activities include items or facilities affected by a natural disaster in the last two years, equipment or facility improvements, buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes, community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications, and website development.


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SA: Office for the Ageing Community Grants – Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants

Closing date: 10 February 2023

Maximum grant amount: $40,000


The program aims to support older South Australians, including those from diverse communities and backgrounds, to age well and be recognised for their contributions across their lifetime. Grants of up to $40,000 are available for non-government, non-profit community organisations or registered charities active in South Australia. Eligible projects must align with one or more of the following themes: Home and community, Meaningful connections, Navigating change, Tackle ageism, Grow diversity, Increase accessibility. The main assessment criteria include the project's alignment with the program's themes and outcomes, the positive outcomes for older people, the organisation's capacity to deliver the project, and the anticipated outcomes for older people from diverse communities. Organisations must participate in all sessions and activities of the Fellowship and Mentoring Program to be eligible for funding.


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TAS: Community Support Levy (CSL) Grants Program

Closing date: 28 February 2023

Grant amount: Based on category

The Community Support Levy (CSL) Grants Program aims to support organizations whose dominant purpose is charitable and for the benefit of the Tasmanian community. The theme for the 2022-23 CSL Grants Round is preventing and reducing gambling harms. Grants are available in three categories: Small equipment (up to $5,000), Community projects (up to $30,000), and Innovation projects (up to $100,000). Eligible applicants include charities and not-for-profit community organizations that are incorporated and located in Tasmania. Eligible projects must benefit vulnerable groups and communities impacted by geographic, economic, health, social or cultural disadvantages. The main assessment criteria include need, project design, outcomes, capacity, and evaluation (for Innovation projects only).


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VIC: Sport and Recreation Victoria – Significant Sporting Events Program

Closing date: 28 February 2023

Grant amount: Based on category


The Sport and Recreation Victoria Significant Sporting Events Program aims to assist sporting, community and event organisations in delivering significant sporting events in Victoria. Funding is available in three streams: Event Assistance (up to $20,000), Event Development Grants (up to $150,000) and Strategic Event Planning Grants (up to $20,000). Eligible applicants include national sporting organisations, state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies, local government authorities, sport conference organisers, local sporting clubs and associations, private event organisations, not-for-profit organisations, and venues, and must be incorporated, have an ABN, be financially solvent, and have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from the Victorian Government. Eligible events include international, or national open/youth/masters events, one-off international or national sporting matches, and sports conferences/forums. The main assessment criteria include sport development benefits, strategic alignment/government priorities, participation, visitation and economic benefit.


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WA: Youth Engagement Grants Program

Closing date: 8 February 2023

Maximum grant amount: $10,000


The Youth Engagement Grants Program aims to provide grants for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10-25 years old) creatively and help achieve positive outcomes for young people in the community. The objectives of the program are to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills young people need to be actively involved in community life, provide opportunities for young people to learn and develop life skills and promote and create environments and accessible services and programs to keep young people well and promote lifelong healthy lifestyles. There are two levels of funding available: Up to $5,000 for short-term, one-off activities or initiatives (up to six months) and up to $10,000 for the longer term, (six to 12 months), community-wide strategic initiatives. Eligible applicants must be incorporated, not-for-profit, community sector organisations, a Western Australian local government authority, or an unincorporated organisation or community group applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or a local government authority. Eligible projects must align to one or more of the program objectives and support, inform, and build the capacity of young people in areas such as increasing representation of Aboriginal young people with youth development and youth support decision-making mechanisms, improving mental well-being outcomes for underrepresented young people, and peer mentoring and respectful relationships training for young people. The main assessment criteria include the benefit to young people aged 10-25, alignment with program objectives, active involvement of young people, community need and sound planning, ability to manage the project, ongoing benefits for young people, and value for money.


Find out more.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility for any of the grants above, please get in touch with us at 0456 130 666 or info@samuham.org. Take advantage of this opportunity to secure funding for your organisation!


Please note that being eligible to apply for a grant and submitting an application does not guarantee a grant will be awarded. The grant review process and selection of recipients is determined by the grant-giving organisation and is based on various factors. This post informs you of the upcoming grant application deadline and does not guarantee that you will receive funding if you apply.


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