Richmond Community Grants Hub

We’re so fortunate to have such active, committed and diverse community groups across our region and I look forward to keep working together to make our area an even better place to live!

That’s why I’m really excited to host the Richmond Community Grants Hub – which will provide updated information about available funding grants.

Grants are available to support upgrades and improvements and I encourage community groups, sporting clubs, and other local organisations to consider applying for funding assistance when the relevant grant applications open.

Subscribers to the Richmond Community Grants Hub can access information about funding opportunities as they become available across the North Coast.

Final grant funding applications will always be assessed by the relevant department against the Programme Guidelines.

I look forward to working with local community groups, sporting clubs, and organisations  to ensure we secure important funding for our community and I encourage organisations interested in applying for funding to contact my office on 07 55 234 371 to discuss projects.

Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program

The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

1. Community Commemorative Grants

Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities

2. Major Commemorative Grants

Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective

Applications close 6 November 2019

Veteran and Community Grants

This Grant will deliver the Veteran and Community Grants Program, which aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Applications close 27 February 2020

ANZAC Community Grants - NSW Veteran’s Affairs

The Anzac Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $2,000 for a range of projects that either promote appreciation and understanding of the service and sacrifice of military service personnel or support activities and services to enhance the wellbeing of the NSW veteran community.

 Applications Close 11 November 2019

Community War Memorials Fund - NSW Veteran’s Affairs

The Community War Memorials Fund assists to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

 Applications Close 11 November 2019

Early Development – Screen NSW

Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs. Support for development of new works for feature films, adult and children’s TV, factual documentaries, animation and more. Grant can be used for first drafts, sizzle reels, research, development, etc

Applicants will generally be a NSW based Key Creative, individual or company.  If you are not based in NSW you must:

  • provide evidence of a genuine co-production partnership with a NSW-based company or producer OR
  • have at least one NSW based Key Creative (writer, producer or director) attached OR
  • satisfy Screen NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

You must intend to produce or post produce your project in NSW.

You must hold the rights in your project.

Applications  Ongoing

Strategic Opportunities Program- Screen NSW

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and focus on building capacity within the screen industry. Supported programs focus on high quality activity, engagement and participation. Their priority areas for funding are focussed on Regional NSW, Western Sydney including Aboriginal people, CALD backgrounds, disability and youth.

The objectives of the Program are:

  • to build capacity within the industry and organisations and businesses within the sector;
  • to support new and sustainable partnerships in particular between organisations of State significance and practitioners;
  • to support audience access strategies for projects and practitioners.

Screen NSW will consider applications over $2,000.

Applications Ongoing

Register of Cultural Organisations

The Register of Cultural Organisations is a list of cultural organisations that can receive tax deductible gifts. The register aims to strengthen private sector support for the arts and encourages Australians to contribute to the nation’s vibrant cultural life. Australian organisations can be listed on the register if their principal purpose is to promote one of the following cultural activities in Australia:

  • literature
  • visual arts
  • community arts
  • performing arts
  • arts or languages of Indigenous persons
  • music
  • crafts
  • design
  • television
  • video
  • radio
  • film
  • movable cultural heritage.

 Applications Ongoing

Club Grants Infrastructure Grants (Category 3)

Clubgrants Category 3 Fund has been committed to supporting community infrastructure projects in arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. Infrastructure Grants can be used toward
the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in
the following areas: Arts & Culture, Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure, Sport & Recreation

Funding is available for:
Arts and Culture – $50,000 – $200,000
Disaster Readiness – $10,000 – $200,000
Sport and Recreation – $100,000 – $300,000

Round 2 Applications Close Monday 9 December 2019

Round 3 Applications Close Monday 6 April 2020

Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program

The Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program is designed to provide funding for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the purchasing, building and construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds. Funding will be available to eligible regional show societies for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchase, rent or construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds.

 Applications Close 13 December, 2019

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance of up to $750 to young people aged between 12 and 18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.

This grants program is to financially support athletes, coaches and officials for State, National and International championships.

 Round 3 Applications Close 31 December 2019

Healthy Communities Northern Rivers Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants

Healthy Communities Northern Rivers Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants support organisations across the community to provide programs and services that increase the physical health and wellbeing of young people. The grants provide funding to purchase equipment, design programs, or create other innovative ideas with a focus on preventive health projects.

Grants are available up to $4000

 Applications Close 15 November 2019

National Science Week Grants

National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences in August each year. National Science Week provides high profile science engagement activities across the nation, in which the community can participate.

This program provides individuals and organisations with grants between $2,000 and $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences in August each year. The next National Science Week will be held from 15 – 23 August 2020

 Applications Close 30 October 2019

Museum and Gallery Building Improvement Program

The Museum and Gallery Building Improvement Program is designed to enable energy
efficiency/feasibility studies and repair works to buildings in NSW, being considered or utilized as
museums or galleries, to ensure they can offer appropriate access and egress, sustainability,
environmental and/or collection care controls.

There are two types of projects that will be funded under this program:
• Building Assessment Reports
• Building maintenance or repairs, funded through a grant

The maximum amount that can be applied for under this program for building conservation and repair
work is $15,000.

 Applications Close 10 November 2019

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