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Grants closing in March 2024 - Apply now

State: Australia-wide

Grant name: African Australian Creative Media Support Grant

Amount available: $10,000

Deadline: 3 March 2024


The African Australian Creative Media Grants program aims to address challenges faced by African voices in Australian media. It is an open grant round supporting African Australian individuals, organisations, and platforms involved in various media forms, such as screen media, visual arts, podcasting, radio, and written media. There are two funding streams:

  • Platform Development - offering $10,000 to support the enhancement and sustainability of platforms like websites, social media sites, etc.

  • Content Creation - providing $10,000 for the development of original content and productions by African Australians.

Eligible applicants include individuals in creative media, media platforms led by African Australians, Africans in Australia regardless of background or visa status, and African community organisations with a storytelling-focused project. Previous successful grantees are not eligible, and applications should be submitted directly by the individuals or groups rather than by large organisations on their behalf.




State: ACT

Grant name: Environmental Grants Program Amount available: up to $335,000 Deadline: 29 March 2024


The ACT Environment Grants program is designed to support community projects aligning with the current environmental priorities of the ACT Government. The funding is divided into two streams:

  • Environment Grant Stream: An indicative total of $300,000 is available under this stream, with individual grants of up to $35,000. Projects falling under this category focus on enhancing the ecological condition and connectivity of woodlands, grasslands, and aquatic ecosystems.

  • Environmental Volunteer Group Assistance Stream: This stream offers an indicative total of $50,000, with individual grants capped at $5,000. The emphasis is on supporting volunteer groups involved in environmental initiatives.




State: NSW

Grant name: Return to Work Pathways Program

Amount available: $100,000 to $250,000

Deadline: 12 March 2024


The Return to Work Pathways Program, administered by Women NSW, aims to diminish barriers for women seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. The program seeks to fund diverse models based on the proposed project's structure and the specific needs of focus communities. Projects under this program should offer

  • tailored wraparound supports, including supported referrals to services,

  • career coaching, and

  • confidence-building activities.

Additional components may include mentoring, training programs, work readiness skills training, and pathways to employment, such as work experience and job placement. Furthermore, the program encourages the engagement of employers to create supportive environments and facilitate employment options. Projects funded under this program are expected to complement the Return to Work Program (RTWP) administered by Service NSW, with funded organisations assisting women in accessing the RTWP.




State: QLD

Grant name: Safe and Diverse Communities Grants Program

Amount available: up to $150,000

Deadline: 15 March 2024


The Safe and Diverse Communities grants program serves the purpose of bolstering small, community-led initiatives that empower multicultural communities in Queensland to recognise, respond to, and prevent sexual, domestic, and family violence (DFV). This grant is tailored for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, including migrants, refugees, and individuals born in Queensland identifying with multicultural backgrounds.


  • In the small grants stream, funding up to $25,000 will be allocated to support community-led projects in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. These projects aim to heighten awareness of and responses to DFV while enhancing the support provided to victim-survivors.

  • The larger grants stream, offering funding up to $150,000, targets a select number of substantial projects in these communities. These projects aspire to drive cultural change in responses to, prevention of, awareness and recognition of, and support for those affected by DFV. Additionally, the larger grants aim to contribute to sustained community impact beyond the grant's expiration, necessitating the development of training programs, resources, and materials tailored to address identified priority issues.




State: SA

Grant name: Celebrate Together Grants - Small and Large

Amount available: up to $30,000

Deadline: 24 March 2024


The Celebrate Together Grants provide one-time funding to eligible multicultural organisations in South Australia for hosting festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity. The program targets major festivals or events that attract significant attendance, showcasing the culture and customs of the organisation's community while encouraging participation from the wider South Australian community. Matched funding is a requirement, with Large Grant applicants (above $5,000) expected to contribute at least one dollar for every dollar of South Australian Government funding, up to a maximum of $30,000 for a major festival or event.


The program offers Small Grants, up to $5,000, aimed at smaller festivals and events within a 12-month period. These grants support multicultural organisations in achieving outcomes such as increasing understanding of the culturally diverse community, celebrating and showcasing the culture of South Australia's multicultural communities, building a visible cultural profile for the state, supporting new communities in event delivery, and fostering partnerships between culturally diverse communities and other sectors.


The Celebrate Together Grants invest in events held between July 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024.




State: WA

Grant name: Regional Arts Sector Investment Program

Amount available: up tp $240,000

Deadline: 7 March 2024


The Regional Arts Sector Investment (RASI) program is designed to provide essential operational support to not-for-profit arts organisations based in regional Western Australia. The program seeks to foster a vibrant arts landscape in regional communities by encouraging the creation, presentation, and support of diverse, challenging, and exciting arts and cultural experiences. Additionally, RASI aims to contribute to the development of the regional arts and cultural sector, fostering cultural and economic diversity through the employment of professional regional artists and arts workers, as well as supporting opportunities for skills transfer.


RASI offers funding of up to $80,000 per annum for a three-year period (July 2024 – June 2027), totalling a maximum of $240,000 per organisation. The program envisions supporting organisations of varying scales, with funding requests ranging from $10,000 to $80,000 per annum. Eligible organisations must be not-for-profit entities, legally incorporated, have an ABN registered to a regional address, possess formal governance and operational infrastructure, and undergo annual financial budgeting processes and reporting systems. Local governments, for-profit entities, unincorporated organisations, and those not based in regional WA, among others, are excluded from eligibility.



State: TAS

Grant name: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Grants Program

Amount available: up tp $30,000

Deadline: 22 March 2024


The Tasmanian Government has allocated $60,000 to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Grants Program, designed to support initiatives that increase acceptance of diversity, enhance resilience and capacity within the LGBTIQ+ community, foster inclusion, respect, and dignity for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians, and improve access to services while boosting participation for this community. Grants provided through the program aim to assist local government authorities, incorporated community groups, not-for-profit organisations, and tertiary institutions with a focus on Tasmania.




State: VIC

Grant name: Besen Family Foundation Grants - Arts and Culture

Amount available: $10,000

Deadline: 15 March 2024


The Foundation is dedicated to fostering the creative talents of Victorian artists, recognising the significant impact of a vibrant and well-supported arts sector. Within its Arts & Culture program, the Foundation focuses on supporting innovative projects in Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts. Emphasising the role of arts and culture in community strengthening, the Foundation looks to fund projects that provide access to the arts, support innovation, cultivate diverse audiences, build a sense of community, extend cultural opportunities to regional areas, and prioritise First Nations leadership and community cultural development. Funding is also available for catalogues, commissions, exhibitions, and publications, covering development, presentation, and touring of projects.


However, the Besen Family Foundation, being a Private Ancillary Fund, can only approve grants for organisations endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office with Deductible Gift Recipient Type 1 (DGR1) status and Income Tax Exempt status. The recipient organisation must be based in Victoria or demonstrate that the grant funds will benefit Victorians.





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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