Oxley Community Group's Grants Newsletter

 
Welcome to the January 2024 edition of the Oxley Community Grants newsletter, an informative guide to upcoming grant opportunities in our area that can be accessed to support your club or organisation. As the new year begins more and more opportunities are opening up! 

In this edition:
1. Federal Government Grants
2. Queensland Government Grants
3. Key Private Sector Grants 

As always, if you need any assistance or further information about anything in this newsletter
Contact my office on (07) 3879 6440 or at Milton.Dick.MP@aph.gov.au 

 

 
 

Industry Growth Program

The $392 million Industry Growth Program provides grants and advice to help small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses commercialise their ideas and expand.

Small-to-medium businesses and start ups can now apply under the Industry Growth Program to receive advice from industry experts.

Advice will come from industry experts who have been either founders of companies or commercialisation experts in previous roles.

Grants between $50,000 and $5 million will open shortly. Businesses can apply for a grant after they receive a service report from their adviser. 

 

 
 
 
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Please contact my office to book in of ours for the day! 
(07) 3879 6440 or at Milton.Dick.MP@aph.gov.au
 
 
 

Local Sporting Champions - Round 3

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships.

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $20
Applications close: 31 January 2024, 11.59pm AEDT
Notification of outcomes: From March 2024

 

 

Local Para Champions - Round 3

The Local Para Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships for athletes with a disability.

If successful, applicants will receive $750-$1000 towards the cost of attending their championships

  • Base Grant: $750
  • Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Applications close: 31 January 2024, 11.59pm AEDT
Notification of outcomes: From March 2024

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2023-24 Veteran Well-being Grants Program
 
The program provides funding for ex-service organisations to undertake projects and activities that sustain or enhance health and social well-being, build community capacity, potentially expand on existing projects and raise awareness of important issues faced by the veteran community.

Amount:
Stream A: up to $50,000
Stream B: from $50,001 to $150,000
 
Closing Date: 23 January 2024 
 
 
The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships 
 
The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships offer talented young artists (aged 21-35 at the closing date) the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either interstate and/or overseas.

The 2024 scholarships support: acting, instrumental music, painting and poetry.
Amount: $50,000
Closing Date: 6 February 2024

 

 

Defence Community Grants – Family Support Funding Program
 
Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply funding to support the delivery of programs and services that empower military families and their communities to develop strong coping mechanisms, foster a supportive environment, and promote overall well-being to help current serving Australian Defence Families navigate the challenges and opportunities of military life such as mobility and absence, foster a sense of community and develop resilience.

Amount: $5,000 - $75,000
Closing Date: 31 January 2024
 
 
Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant Program
 
Ex-service organisations, community groups, councils and schools can apply for funding for projects that preserve Australia's wartime heritage and highlight the service and sacrifice of our Defence personnel.
 
Projects may include:
  • development of a digital honour roll
  • restoration of an honour board
  • purchase of a cabinet to display military memorabilia
  • installation of a flagpole to display Australian National Flags on days of commemoration
  • construction of an interactive memorial walking track dedicated to Australian service personnel from the Vietnam War
  • development of a digital honour roll and interpretive signage to commemorate the history of service personnel from a particular region
  • publication of a book commemorating Australian service personnel from the Malayan Emergency
  • development of a documentary commemorating Australian Prisoners of War.
Amount: $10,000 - $150,000
Closing Date: 6 February 2024 
 
 
 
The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2024 – Science Teaching Prizes
 
The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Teaching recognises science educators for excellence in science teaching. There are 2 science teaching prizes:

1 - Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools 
2 - Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

Amount: $50,000 each
Closing Date: 8 February 2024
 
 
Urban Rivers and Catchments Program 2023

Eligible not-for-profit groups can apply for funding for projects to conserve native plants and animals including threatened plants and species and improve the ecological health of urban waterways and wetlands.

Amount: $150,000 - $10 million
Closing Date: 13 February 2024 
 
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Schools Upgrade Fund Round 2 – Government Schools

Round 2 will support government schools invest in larger-scale capital fund projects, such as new classrooms, building refurbishments, outdoor learning spaces or major upgrades and will be needs based, prioritising schools experiencing the greatest disadvantage.

Project funding will prioritise:
  • projects that support schools with a low Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage value
  • eligible projects for disadvantaged schools that have not received significant capital funding in the past two years (that is, projects valued at $250,000 or more in 2022 or 2023)
  • projects that support schools that cater to disadvantaged students, such as; special schools, special assistance schools or majority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schools.
Amount: Min $250,000
Closing Date: 29 February 2024  
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Arts Projects for Organisations

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects, or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply.

 Amount: $20,000 - $100,000
Closing Date: 5 March 2024  
Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups
This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities.
Amount: $10,000 - $50,000
Closing Date: 5 March 2024 
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Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions 2024

Organisations such as schools and community groups can apply for funding to sponsor a student or group of students to participate in STEM engagement events, activities and competitions that are hosted in-person or online, within Australia or overseas.
Amount: $1,500 - $15,000
Closing Date: 4 April 2024
 
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Professional Development and Paid Practicum Subsidy Program

This program will help support the skills and training of early childhood education and care educators, including  long day care, family day-care, in-home care, centre-based day care and outside school hours care services by expanding access to quality professional development.  

Closing Date: 10 May 2024
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Anzac Day Schools' Awards 2024
 
The Anzac Day Schools' Awards recognise the work of students, teachers and schools who engage with veterans and commemorate Australia's history. The theme for 2024 is Discover the Stories of Veterans in Your Local Community.

Prizes:
- National School Award 
- $5,000

- State Winner - $3,000
- Veteran Involvement - $2,000
- Innovative Commemoration - $2,000
- Creative Use of Technology - $2,000
- Remote Schools - $2,000
- Specialist Educational Setting - $2,000

Closing Date: 31 May 2024
 
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The School Student Broadband Initiative

The School Student Broadband Initiative will provide up to 30,000 families with no internet at home free NBN for 12 months.


To be eligible, a family must:

  • Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school
  • Have no active broadband service over the NBN network
  • Live in a premise where they can access a standard NBN service
  • Not have had an active NBN service during the previous 14 days.


Closing Date: 31 December 2024

 
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Key Queensland Government Grant Opportunities
 

Fair Play Vouchers Round 10

With round 9 now open, parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees. 

24 January 2024: Round 10 opens at 9am for parents, carers or guardians to apply for vouchers

Fair Play Vouchers
 

Round 120

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF funding helps these groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund
 
 
Active Women and Girls Program

The $15 million Active Women and Girls Program aims to boost sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls in Queensland.

The program is dedicated to encouraging greater participation across all facets of sport and active recreation, from playing to coaching and volunteering to umpiring and team management.
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Active Women and Girls Program

The $15 million Active Women and Girls Program aims to boost sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls in Queensland.

The program is dedicated to encouraging greater participation across all facets of sport and active recreation, from playing to coaching and volunteering to umpiring and team management.

 
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Arts Concessional Entry Fees

To provide reduced entry fees and ticket prices for children, students, seniors and pensioners to the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and many Queensland Performing Arts Trust performances.
 
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Emerging Athlete Pathways

To provide financial assistance to young athletes, coaches and officials selected to attend state, national and international level events to enhance development pathways for Queenslanders
 
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Key Private Sector Grant Opportunities

Transurban - Opening soon

They run a community grant round once a year and offer grants of up to $10,000 for projects bringing social, road safety and environmental benefits to communities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane near Transurban's roads.

Grants are open to a wide range of organisations and initiatives and we encourage inclusion, diversity of thought and innovation.

 
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The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund

Provides cash grants to community groups, organisations and schools that are working hard to make our city and Queensland a better place.  

The 2024 Community Giving Fund applications are open from 1 February - 25 February 2024. 
 
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Local Giving program

RACQ Local Giving gives community organisations the opportunity to apply for grants up to $500 through their local RACQ store. 

Whether you need compost bins at your local school or equipment for disability and inclusive sport, we’re here to help you on your environmental and social sustainability journey. Supporting locals where we live and play is just one more way that membership makes a difference.
 
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