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Hi Allegra,

Are you a part of a local community organisation that sometimes is looking for grant funding? If so please sign up below to receive future regular updates.

This email is a taster below of the sort of emails we will send, but we want to target this information for those who are interested in it, so will only be sending future updates like this to a targeted list.

Feel free to forward this to anyone in the community who might be interested, or is looking for grant funding.

The grant information will cover both federal grants but also other grants that we have identified through our grants systems.

I am proud that since I was elected over 50 Wentworth organisations have received Federal funding!

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Pictured above: Grant recipients North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, Making Waves Foundation and the Bondi Bowlo.

You can find a selection of current grants available to you below:

We will keep an ongoing list of grants on our website. For more current opportunities, information about how to find grants and how my office can assist you, please visit my website.

Business & Infrastructure

Thriving Suburbs Program

Amount: $500,000 to $15 million

Provider: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts

Closes: Calling for Expressions of Interest

Funding for locally-driven urban, suburban and peri-urban community infrastructure projects including:

  • constructing or upgrading community infrastructure, for example, sporting or cultural facilities.
  • contributing to achieving productivity and liveability outcomes.
  • projects that are strategically aligned with government priorities.

National Energy Bill Relief for Small Businesses

Amount: Up to $650

Provider: NSW & Federal Governments

Closes: 30 June 2024

Initiative for NSW small businesses that use less than 100MWH of electricity per year.

Small Restaurant Grant Program

Amount: $21,500

Provider: American Express

Closes 31 May 2024

Support for small restaurant owners to put towards expenses or improving their business.

Community Groups

National Carers’ Week (13 – 19 October 2024)

Amount: $500

Provider: NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice

Closes: 24 June 2024

Support for carers’ groups and organisations from across NSW to celebrate and recognise the contribution of family and friend carers in their communities by holding local events and activities.

Saluting Their Service

Amount: $100,000 to $150,000

Provider: Department of Veterans Affairs

Closes: 24 June 2024

Grants are available to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel and their families.

The Royal Australian Historical Society NSW Cultural Grant 2024

Amount: $500 to $5,000

Provider: Create NSW

Closes: 2 July 2024

Funding for historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.

Community Partnerships Investment Program

Amount: $20,000

Provider: Randwick City Council

Closes 10 June 2024

Support for not-for-profit, community-based organisations to deliver much-needed programs and services to disadvantaged residents of Randwick Local Government Area.

Building Better Brighter Communities

Amount: Variable

Provider: IMB Bank

Closes 14 June 2024

Support for grassroots local heroes who commit their time, energy, and expertise to make our communities more prosperous and sustainable.

Grant for Good

Amount: $20,000

Provider: Bank of Sydney

Closes 10 June 2024

Support for projects, organisations and initiatives that promote social inclusion activities, health and wellbeing, sports and other fields that benefit our communities.

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program Small Grants Round 1

Amount: $10,000 to $100,000

Provider: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Closes: 4 June 2024

Small Grants are available for small-scale projects at the grassroots and community level that will support community groups to adopt sustainable agriculture best practices to improve management of our natural resources and increase sustainable productivity and resilience to climate change.

Awesome Foundation grants

Amount: $1,000

Provider: Awesome Foundation

Closes: First Wednesday of every month

Regular small community grants.

Environment and Climate

Litter Prevention Grants

Amount: $1,000

Provider: NSW Environmental Protection Agency

Closes: 19 October 2024

Expressions of Interest for Intake 4 are now open to community groups to develop local litter prevention projects.

CSIRO – Innovate to Grow Program: Clean Energy

Amount: N/A

Provider: CSIRO

Closes: 23 June 2024

Applications are now open for small to medium-sized enterprises working on innovative technologies and solutions in the clean energy sector.

CORENA Project Loans

Amount: Various

Provider: Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia

Closes: Ongoing

Provision of interest-free loans to help fund climate projects where the up-front costs are a barrier.


Sporting Schools

Amount: $1,000 to $3,650

Provider: Australian Sports Commission

Closes: 31 May 2024

Grant opportunities for primary schools, and targeted grant opportunities for secondary schools in relation to Years 7 and 8 students. Grants support the delivery of sport-based programs to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

Woolworths Netball grants program

Amount: $8,000 to $20,000

Provider: Woolworths

Closes: 7 July 2024

Support for grassroots netball clubs and associations across Australia.

Telstra Footy Country Grants

Amount: $20,000

Provider: Telstra and the AFL

Closes: 13 June 2024

Support for community clubs affiliated with the AFL to strengthen the base and secure the future.


National Women's Alliance Grant Opportunity

Amount: Various

Provider: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Closes: 3 July 2024

Funding is available to strengthen the National Women’s Alliances program to deliver expert and strategic advice on the solutions required to meet the vision of Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality.

Accelerator for Enterprising Women Kickstarter Challenge

Amount: $7,500 to $30,000

Provider: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Closes: 16 August 2024

Opportunity to secure equity-free funding.

Arts & Entertainment

Creative Australia is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment and advisory body. Please check the website for all current opportunities.

Creative Australia Fellowships

Amount: $80,000

Provider: Creative Australia

Closes 4 June 2024

Support for outstanding, established artists’ or arts workers’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.

VACS Major Commissioning Projects

Amount: $100,000

Provider: Creative Australia

Closes: 4 June 2024

This program funds new visual arts and craft commissions to be created for presentation nationally and internationally.

Music Australia International Performance & Touring Activity

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Provider: Creative Australia

Closing: 9 July 2024

Matched funding for international tours and performances by Australian contemporary music artists.

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Community Creative Investment Program

Amount: $20,000

Provider: Randwick City Council

Closes: 10 June 2024

The Community Creative investment stream aims to support the growth of creativity within Randwick City by funding a range of projects that provide opportunities for creative practitioners, groups or organisations to connect communities and showcase creative arts and culture within the City.

Australian Cultural Fund

A fundraising platform for Australian artists. Upload your project, start your fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate with 100% of donations going directly towards your creative project.


Intercultural Understanding Partnership Grants

Amount: $10,000

Provider: Department of Education

Closes: 30 July 2024

Support for schools to address intercultural and/or interfaith challenges, enhancing student learning and wellbeing.

Real School Grant

Amount: $5,000

Provider: Real Insurance

Closes: 31 October 2024

Annual grant available to school or school group/committee to improve the quality of school resources and communities.

Science & Innovation

Cooperative Research Centres Program – CRC-Projects (CRC-P) Grants

Amount: $100,000 to $3million

Provider: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Closes: 5 June 2024

Funding for short-term research collaborations to support industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

I am proud to represent an electorate with a diverse and vibrant range of local organisations doing work that benefits our community, and others.

One of the best parts of the job is helping some of these great organisations get the funding they need to get on with the job.

This newsletter outlines some of the grants that are currently available to our community. It is a one-off. If you would like to receive these emails on an ongoing basis, please subscribe here.

If you have feedback or questions, please get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Thanks for your support,

Allegra Spender MP

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Allegra Spender MP Federal Member for Wentworth
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