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Funding Opportunities for Your School - September 19 2018

Posted on 19 September 2018
Funding Opportunities for Your School - September 19 2018

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.


Country Education Foundation Scholarship Guide 2019

The Country Education Foundation of Australia has launched the 2019 Scholarships Guide with new principal partner, the University of Sydney. CEF and the University of Sydney have made this information easily accessible to students. The free guide outlines higher education scholarship opportunities with scholarships from a broad range of institutions from across Australia available. The 2019 Scholarship Guide is available to search now at http://www.cef.org.au/scholarships-guide.


1.       Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions Grants
The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions Grants support young Australians to develop skills and potential career opportunities in a field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through participation in conferences, competitions and other STEM-related events. Applications are assessed annually as received until funding runs out. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/student-sponsorship#key-documents

2.       Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World Community Grants
The Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World Community Grants help groups who need a helping hand, and dream of ways to make life better for them. Dreams must make a positive community impact to qualify. Shortlisted dreams are put to a public vote.  The focus for this round is Brighter Futures. Applications close 5pm, 14 September 2018. https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/community-grants

3.       Ansvar Community Education Grants
The Ansvar Community Education Grants support Australian youth programs which fall under two categories: (1) Empowerment and Education: Programs provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community. (2) Outreach Programs: Programs must support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training. Applications close 14 September 2018. https://www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program/

4.       Variety Grants
The Variety Grants support the purchase of essential medical, health, mobility and communication equipment for children with a medically diagnosed chronic illness or disability.  The Community Grants stream assists schools and organisations to purchase equipment that will promote all access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-17 years.  Applications close 18 September 2018. https://www.variety.org.au/vic/help/

5.       Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards
The Commonwealth Bank and Schools Plus are proud to present the 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Now in its third year, the Awards aim to showcase Australia's great teachers, celebrate their achievements and show appreciation for the important work they do. Applications close 4.00pm, 27 September 2018 (AEST). https://www.teachingawards.com.au/

6.       Indigenous STEM Awards
The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and scientists who are studying and working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, as well as the integral role schools, teachers and mentors have in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in pursuing STEM education and careers. Nominations close 28 September 2018. https://www.csiro.au/en/Education/Programs/Indigenous-STEM/AWARDS

7.       Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund
The Australian Disability and Indigenous People's Education Grants assists Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disability to participate in both formal and informal education programs through small grants. Applications close 30 September 2018. http://www.adipef.org.au/

8.       Jetstar Flying Start Grants
The Jetstar Flying Start Grants support projects that enrich the lives of people in their local community.  There are four categories: charity; education and health organisations; sporting group or organisation; arts groups or organisations. Applications close 30 September 2018. https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart

9.       Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust Grants (VIC)
The Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust Grants support Anglican orientated projects and programs located in Victoria aimed at helping the disadvantaged with a bias towards children, youth and families.  Only groups with DGR Status can apply. Applications close 30 September 2018. https://www.leithtrust.org.au/

10.   Community Road Safety Grants (VIC)
The TAC Community Road Safety Grants Program seeks to engage the Victorian community in the Towards Zero vision by recognising road safety issues affecting their local area. The program aims to provide opportunities for local community groups to develop and implement effective road safety projects targeting specific local road safety issues. Applications close 5pm Monday, 1 October 2018. http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/about-the-tac/grants/community-road-safety-grants

11.   Community Gardens Grants Program 2018 (WA)
Funding of up to $10,000 per community garden is available for local governments and community organisations to plan, develop and implement a community garden project.  The grants program aims to encourage community members to participate in community life more actively; connect with the environment and other people within their community; implement and develop their skills; and to give back to the community. Applications close 4pm Thursday, 4 October 2018. https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Community-Gardens-Grants.aspx

12.   Impact100 SA grant round (SA)
In 2018, this grant will consider applications for projects that support a project or initiative focused on Education or on Community & Economic Development with specific, measurable goals. Expressions of interest close 5pm, 5 October 2018. https://www.impact100sa.org.au/apply/

13.   Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Student Grants
The Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Student Grants support deaf and hard of hearing youth up to the age of 25 to achieve academic or sporting aspirations. Applications close 31 October 2018. https://hearingdogs.asn.au/about-us/student-grant-program/

14.   Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants Round 2 (TAS)
The Tasmanian government will offer $500 000 in the second round of the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants in 2018-19 for activities that support healthy lifestyles in Tasmania as part of its Healthy Tasmania Strategy. Grants will fund activities that support innovative, sustainable, grassroots, community-driven programs that aim to improve health and reduce health inequities for Tasmanian communities. Schools cannot apply directly. However schools and universities are encouraged to partner with community groups for grant applications. Applications close 5pm, 2 November 2018. See website

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