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Grants closing in April 2024 - Apply now

State: Australia-wide

Grant name: ANZ Community Foundation Grants

Amount available: $30,000

Deadline: 5 April 2024


The ANZ Community Foundation aims to support charitable organisations with projects that directly benefit local communities. With a mission to shape a world where people and communities thrive, ANZ Community Foundation offers grants of up to $30,000 to projects falling under priority areas:

  • Enhancing financial wellbeing, particularly for under-represented and disadvantaged individuals. This includes initiatives fostering economic participation by improving financial literacy, vocational skills, and access to meaningful work.

  • Promoting environmental sustainability through projects that restore and conserve natural ecosystems, contribute to water stewardship, reduce carbon emissions, and minimise waste.

  • Facilitating housing access for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, as well as providing support for individuals living with disabilities.

  • Supporting various community projects that contribute to the overall thriving of local communities.

The foundation's grants empower organisations to make tangible differences in their communities, aligning with ANZ's broader vision of fostering thriving societies




State: ACT

Grant name: Community Zero Emissions Grants Amount available: up to $75,000 Deadline: 5 April 2024


The Community Zero Emissions Grants Program offers funding to eligible organisations and individuals to initiate on-ground activities aimed at developing initiatives, programs, and projects supporting the Australian Capital Territory's transition to net zero emissions by 2045.

The primary goal of the Program is to stimulate innovative solutions at the local and community levels, directly reducing emissions while engaging community members in their contribution to this transition.

Key objectives of the Program include:

  • Assisting communities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience to climate change impacts.

  • Encouraging greater community awareness and involvement in the shift towards net zero emissions and resilience to climate change.

  • Supporting the development and implementation of innovative solutions and the generation of new knowledge to facilitate community transition to net zero emissions and increased resilience to climate change effects.


By funding projects that align with these objectives, the Program aims to catalyse tangible actions and foster community collaboration towards achieving a sustainable, zero-emission future in the Australian Capital Territory.




State: NSW

Grant name: Investing in Women Funding Program

Amount available: $25,000 to $250,000

Deadline: 8 April 2024


The Investing in Women Funding Program supports innovative projects aligned with the NSW Women’s Strategy (2023 – 2026), focusing on Pillars 2 and 3: Health and Wellbeing, and Participation and Empowerment.


Projects under Pillar 2 aim to promote safe relationships, women’s health awareness, and secure housing. Pillar 3 projects focus on challenging gender norms, creating leaders, empowering communities, and rebuilding connections.


Consideration is also given to Pillar 1 projects that enhance women’s economic opportunities, including workplace advancement and financial security.


For the first time, multi-year funding is available to eligible organisations with a strong delivery record, supporting project growth and sustainability. This initiative aims to empower women, improve their health and wellbeing, and enhance their economic participation across New South Wales.




State: QLD

Grant name: Communities Innovation Fund

Amount available: up to $50,000

Deadline: 22 April 2024


The Queensland Government has recognised the serious impacts of social isolation and loneliness on individual well-being and the economy. They've established the Communities Innovation Fund, a $4 million initiative allocated over four years from 2022 to 2026.


Through this fund, organisations can access significant financial support for initiatives combating social isolation and loneliness in Queensland. Large grants of up to $200,000 and small grants of up to $50,000 are available. Applications for the second round of small grants close on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 2 pm.


The Queensland Government highly regards proposals from culturally diverse organisations and initiatives serving regional and remote Queensland communities.




State: SA

Grant name: Inspire Grant

Amount available: up to $15,000

Deadline: 14 April 2024


The Inspire Grant aims to enhance the educational outcomes of children and young people (0-24 years) facing significant barriers to realising their potential.


This grant offers up to $50,000 annually for three years to support improved education outcomes within the target groups.


Key impact areas include:

  • Participation: Facilitating school attendance, retention, further study, or training, and ensuring access to education.

  • Engagement: Promoting engagement or re-engagement with education and learning, fostering motivation, confidence, wellbeing, and cultural identity.

  • Achievement: Supporting the completion of schooling or further study, facilitating transitions to higher education or employment, and enhancing learning outcomes.

  • Capacity Building: Empowering parent/carer engagement in their child's learning, improving teaching and learning practices, addressing learning gaps, enhancing school capacity, supporting educators, and promoting knowledge sharing, resource development, and practice improvement.

Through this grant, efforts are directed towards uplifting educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth, aiming to foster their academic success and overall well-being.




State: WA (also available for ACT, NSW, QLD)

Grant name: Inspire Grant

Amount available: up to $300,000

Deadline: 14 April 2024


The Inspire Grant aims to enhance the educational outcomes of children and young people (0-24 years) facing significant barriers to realising their potential.


This grant offers up to $50,000 annually for three years to support improved education outcomes within the target groups.


Key impact areas include:

  • Participation: Facilitating school attendance, retention, further study, or training, and ensuring access to education.

  • Engagement: Promoting engagement or re-engagement with education and learning, fostering motivation, confidence, wellbeing, and cultural identity.

  • Achievement: Supporting the completion of schooling or further study, facilitating transitions to higher education or employment, and enhancing learning outcomes.

  • Capacity Building: Empowering parent/carer engagement in their child's learning, improving teaching and learning practices, addressing learning gaps, enhancing school capacity, supporting educators, and promoting knowledge sharing, resource development, and practice improvement.

Through this grant, efforts are directed towards uplifting educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth, aiming to foster their academic success and overall well-being..



State: TAS  (also available for ACT, NSW, VIC, WA)

Grant name: Establishing new state and territory working women's centres grant program

Amount available: Total pool: $26,890,000

Deadline: 10 April 2024


Spanning five financial years from 2023-24 to 2027-28, the Advice, Advocacy, and Support Services for Working Women Grant Program seeks to expand the reach of working women's centres beyond existing operations in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia. This initiative targets the establishment of centres in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.


Program objectives include:

  • Ensuring the provision and coordination of information, advice, and assistance for women experiencing workplace sexual harassment and related issues.

  • Guaranteeing that working women, including those in regional, rural, and remote areas, have access to comparable services regardless of their jurisdiction.


Intended outcomes align with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations Program 3.1, aiming to:

  • Promote fair workplaces by safeguarding employee entitlements in specific circumstances.

  • Enhance the efficiency of the workplace relations system by encouraging fair, productive, flexible, and safe workplace practices among employers and employees.

This program seeks to address gaps in support for working women, advocating for fair workplaces and ensuring equal access to services across diverse geographical regions.




State: VIC

Grant name: Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

Amount available: $50,000

Deadline: 19 April 2024


The Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) Program funds multicultural and multifaith community organisations in Victoria to host cultural festivals and events, fostering social cohesion.


With grants of up to $50,000, the program aims to achieve two primary objectives:

  • Celebrating and preserving cultures while sharing traditions among Victorians.

  • Encouraging broader community participation in events to enhance learning, understanding, and respect for diverse cultures and traditions.

Over $1 million is allocated to the Regional Multicultural Festivals and Events Fund, supporting regional multicultural community organisations in hosting events across regional Victoria.


Round 1 recipients must hold events between July 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024.


This initiative aims to promote cultural exchange and understanding, enriching Victoria's diverse tapestry and strengthening community bonds through shared experiences.





If you would like to discuss your eligibility for any of the grants above, please get in touch - 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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