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Anna Wearne Memorial Trust

The Anna Wearne Memorial Trust
$50 - $1,000

Assists in creating opportunities for young people to reach their potential, where such potential is hampered due to disadvantage or inequality.

Assistive Devices

Technical Aid to the Disabled NSW

Provides assistive devices that allow people with a disability to maximise their opportunities and live their lives more fully. Any person in NSW can apply for the service. There is no means test and no need for a referral. Organisations, accommodation providers and government agencies are also eligible to apply.

Australia-Japan Foundation Grants

Australia-Japan Foundation

The Foundation supports funding applications for major and community-based project proposals that are designed to strengthen and enhance the relationships between Japan and Australia. Funding priorities have been set for 2007-2010, applications for 2009 have closed.

Australian Visual Artists Benevolent Fund

National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd (NAVA)

The program provides limited financial assistance to any visual arts practitioner faced with a disaster situation as a result of serious illness, accident or some other unexpected catastrophe.

Black Spot Program

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

The program aims to reduce crashes on Australian roads. Community groups, motorist organisations, councils and individuals are invited to nominate Black Spot sites around Australia to be considered for treatment.

Bowerman Track Program

Nike Foundation
maximum $50,000 (matching funds)

Provides matching cash grants to community-based youth-oriented organisations that seek to refurbish or construct running tracks.

Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country is the Australian Government’s funding initiative to invest in the conservation and management of Australia’s natural resource assets – its land, water, native plants and animals. Funding is focused on achieving strategic results by investing in six national priority areas: a national reserve system; biodiversity and natural icons; coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats; sustainable farm practices; natural resource management in remote and northern Australia and community skills, knowledge and engagement.

Commemorations Grants

Department of Veterans Affairs
maximum $4,000

The Saluting Their Service commemorations grants program supports projects and activities that directly commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and to promote appreciation and understanding of the role they played in shaping the nation.

Commonwealth Foundation Responsive Grants

Commonwealth Foundation
maximum £20,000

The Foundation’s responsive grants enable people from developing Commonwealth countries to participate in activities involving international or intercultural exchange, such as; short training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, cultural festivals, exchanges and study visits in other Commonwealth countries. The Foundation targets activities that strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations.

Community Hall Renewal Fund

Department of State and Regional Development (NSW)
$50,000 Maximum

The program aims to help small communities in country New South Wales to renovate, extend or to do upgrades on community halls.

Diverse Australia Program

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

The Diverse Australian program has three key elements – Community Grants, Emerging Issues Funding and Harmony Day. It is a community initiative for all Australians and aims to address issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance by promoting respect, fairness, inclusion and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance

Australian Sports Commission
up to $4,000

Provides financial assistance to talented Indigenous sports people including coaches, managers, trainers and officials. Funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for national and international events.

Harold Mitchell Foundation

Harold Mitchell Foundation

The Harold Mitchell Foundation joins with others who wish to improve society and create positive change by recognising new opportunities in the areas of arts and health.

Indigenous Small Business Fund

Department Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
maximum $110,000

Many Indigenous community organisations are keen to get Indigenous businesses up and running, providing goods and services and employing Indigenous people in lasting jobs. The ISBF can assist in fostering the development of businesses owned and run by Indigenous community organisations, and through these businesses, to promote lasting Indigenous employment opportunities.

Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund

Myer Family Philanthropy

Providing grants across Australia for general charitable purposes in accordance with their vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made through the Large Grants Program which focuses on achieving change, and the Small Grants Program which funds initiatives in response to community needs on a smaller scale.

National Indigenous Cadetship Project

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
up to $15,400 per annum

The NICP is an Australian government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Indigenous Australians. It links Indigenous tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and work placements, and aims to generate more employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

NSW Heritage Grants

Heritage Office (NSW)

Provides funding for NSW Aboriginal organisations and communities to undertake or partner in projects to identify, conserve and promote Aboriginal heritage in NSW. There are currently four grants available in 2009, with an additional four becoming available towards the end of 2010. Applications can be made at any time throughout the year for some of the grants, others have specific opening and closing dates.

NSW Heritage Grants

Heritage Office (NSW)

Funding is available throughout the year for Aboriginal heritage projects, kick start grants (until June 2009), Local Government heritage management, historical research and local archive projects, conservation documents and management reports.

Programs and Services for Indigenous Australians

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The Australian Government through DEEWR, provides a wide range of employment and business assistance for Indigenous Australians. Categories include Youth, Students, Job Seekers, Indigenous Australians starting their own business and Employers looking for Indigenous employees.

Wage Assistance

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
up to $4,400

Wage Assistance is a payment given to Australian employers as an incentive to employ Indigenous Australians on an on-going basis. Wage Assistance is used mainly by small private sector businesses and is available for apprentices and trainees as well as other employees. It is also available to public and community sector employers.