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Funding Opportunities - March 2017

Posted on 23 March 2017
Funding Opportunities - March 2017
This is a news alert about partnership opportunities for Australian early childhood centres and schools. Information is provided via a range of funding bodies and community organisations.

                                                                                                                               
1.     Funding for new STEM Maker Projects
Grants between $2,000 and $5,000 per school are available to support the establishment of 'maker spaces' in Australian schools where students can apply their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies.. Check out the application guidelines and register your interest https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Inspiring-Australia-Science-Engagement/Maker-Projects

2.     Youth Homelessness Matters Day Wednesday 5 April 2017
More than 26, 000 young Australians do not have a home. In most instances, they do not have a home because they are escaping conflict and violence. They find it almost impossible to find a home because of the housing affordability crisis in Australia. Download the campaign kit http://youthhomelessnessmatters.net/doc/campaign-kit-2017

3.     Churchill Fellowship - Applications close at 5.00pm AEST Friday 28 April 2017 
A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that they are passionate about. Teachers and education administrators are eligible to apply. https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/application-process/how-to-apply

4.     Let Kids Be Kids
What children hear can have a marked impact on them for the rest of their sporting lives. The Office of Sport NSW is encouraging the community to get behind the Let Kids Be Kids campaign, and create a groundswell of support for stamping out bad adult behaviour at kids' sport. Download the poster with messages from parents or visit the website http://pbtr.com.au/partner/

5.     Young Starters Fund - Applications close 7 April 2017 (QLD)
The Advance Queensland Young Starters Fund will provide funding up to $20,000 (excluding GST) to eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology startup skills in students aged 15-24. Visit the website for details and to check out previous recipients - http://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/young-starters.aspx

6.     Schools Plus Smart Giving 2017 Improving Student Engagement in Learning - Applications close 12 noon Friday 28 April, 2017 AEST.
The Smart Giving Program helps to connect disadvantaged schools across Australia with funders who are passionate about education. This assistance will provide these schools with an opportunity to design and develop a project exploring creative, progressive approaches in education. Visit the website https://www.schoolsplus.org.au/for-schools/smart-giving/

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