Community Grants





Aged Care Support Program COVID-19 (GO3844)
This grant program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred from managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. It will assist eligible providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts to deliver continuity of safe quality care. 

Eligible applicants can apply for funding for each impacted service for the periods between the date on which the resident, staff member or client is tested for COVID-19 and the date on which direct COVID-19 impacts are resolved (i.e. no infected or isolated residents, staff members or clients).

Eligible applicants are:

* An approved Residential Aged Care provider with one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19; and/or

* An approved National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Provider with one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19; and/or

* An approved Home Care provider one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19.

Total grant amount $52,900,000.00

Closes 31 May 2021
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Boosting Female Founders Initiative Round 1 (GO3792)

This grant will run over three years from 2020-21 to 2022-23. It's is part of the Women’s Economic Security Package, which helps to support more Australian women into work and supports Australia’s international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The program will provide targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses (startups) to launch and scale their businesses into domestic and global markets.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face in getting access to finance and support to grow their startups
  • enable female founders to scale-up, expand into domestic and global markets, and become self-sufficient
  • boost the economy through increasing the diversity of startup founders.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • increased number of startups founded by women
  • new products and services are brought to market by startups founded by women
  • increased financial investment in startups founded by women
  • women improve their earning potential through entrepreneurship
  • increased job creation and economic growth.

To be eligible you must be a female founded (majority owned and led by women) startup.

Total grant amount is $6 million and the individual grant value is $25, 000 to $480, 000.  The grant amount will be up to 50% of eligible project costs unless you can meet additional requirements (see the grant opportunity guidelines for further information).

Closes 14 April 2020

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Research on Australian history, culture and society
Applications are now open for the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Special Research Initiative (SRI) for projects addressing Australian history, culture and society. Applications must be submitted via the ARC's Research Management System with projects to be awarded and funding commencing in 2020. The $12 million scheme will support research in a range of diverse areas of Australian life including community, institutions, literature, art, music, philosophy, language, media, politics and geography and is a major opportunity for humanities researchers.
The new scheme features:
  • Funding between $20,000 and $100,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Support for a range of research activities, including data collection, digitisation and network building.
  • Teaching relief as an eligible cost (up to a total of $50,000 per year). 
Closes 22 April 2020
For more details see the ARC website


National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Round 1 (GO3828)

The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $700,000 for up to 2 years to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers. This grant is to help in the transition to work.

The objectives of the program are to:
•improve the quality of, and access to, careers information and advice
•build an evidence-base for best practice career development
•demonstrate the value of career development
•increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career information
•develop and showcase innovative approaches to delivering career development services

The intended outcomes of the program are:
•enhanced career pathways that help all Australians to reach their full career potential
•increased understanding of skills sought by employers
•stronger collaboration in the delivery of careers information and advice
•improved quality of careers information and advice

Examples of the types of project we expect to fund under this program include, but are not limited to:
•establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
•growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
•increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
•supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
•research projects to inform government policy

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines for further detail regarding eligible grant activities.

Preference will be given to projects that directly deliver innovative approaches to career development services, however research projects or scoping studies will also be eligible. Note that you will be required to justify the amount of funding you request against project scale and outcomes.

Total grant amount available $5 million

Closes 30 June 2020

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