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Grants

Successful Grants

Since the 2022 election, at least 54 groups and individuals in Wentworth have been awarded more than $10.4 million in Federal government funding. Allegra is committed to supporting the Wentworth community in securing its fair share.

Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2023-24 Volunteer Grants Round!

Sydney Friendship Circle Rainbow Club Australia
Holdsworth Community Centre COA Sydney
The House That Dan Built Clovelly SLSC
Bondi Icebergs St Lukes, Clovelly
Clovelly Crocodiles Wayside Chapel
Parish of St Canice
Emanuel Synagogue
Kids Giving Back
Stronger Brains
Sailability
 
   

Current Grant Opportunities

Grants are available from a range of sources to help support your business, projects and organisations. A selection of current grant opportunities is outlined below. 

When searching for grant opportunities, there are a number of places you can start depending on the type of grant you need. 

In addition to this, there are numerous corporate and philanthropic organisations which may offer a grant suitable for your project. To view additional opportunities please register for a free account with the Wentworth Funding Finder which is available to the Wentworth community.  This tool provides a comprehensive database of all grants available, along with tools (including videos) to help you search, save and apply for current and pending grants as well as to set up email notifications of new grants which may be of interest. 

If you need funding, or a letter of support from Allegra for your application, please email us at [email protected] and our grants team will be happy to help.

See here for our Grant Writing Tips.

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

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.

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.

Music Australia International Professional and Artistic Development

Amount: $3,000 to $15,000

Provider: Creative Australia

Closing: 9 July 2024

Matched funding for international professional development activities by Australian contemporary music artists.

Music Australia International Market & Audience Development 

Amount: $2,000 to $10,000

Provider: Creative Australia

Closes: 9 July 2024

Matched funding for international promotional and content creation activities by Australian contemporary music artists.

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.

For more Federal Arts & Entertainment opportunities see Office for the Arts and for more NSW opportunities see Create NSW. 

Financial support for employers

Amount: Various

Provider: Department of Employment & Workplace Relations

Closes: 30 June 2024

Priority wage subsidies, hiring incentives and disability support is available to certain employers.

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. 

Cyber Security: Cyber Awareness Support for Vulnerable Groups

Amount: Not specified 

Provider: Department of Home Affairs

Closes: 11 July 2024

Open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Cyber Security Program – Cyber Awareness Support for Vulnerable Groups from 2024–25 to 2026–27.

New Access for Small Business Owners Program 

Amount: Not specified 

Provider: Department of the Treasury 

Closes: 31 December 2024

Small business owners can access professional mental health support via telehealth.

Institute of Community Directors Australia - Diploma of Governance Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Provider: Institute of Community Directors Australia

Closes: 31 December 2024

Funding for not-for-profit leaders by way of a part-scholarship to complete the ICDA Diploma of Governance.

Industry Growth Program 

Amount: $50,000 to $5million         

Provider: Department of Industry, Science & Resources 

Closes: Ongoing

Support for innovative small and medium sized enterprises undertaking commercialisation and/or growth projects within the National Reconstruction Fund priority areas

Apprenticeship Wage Subsidies and Hiring Incentives 

Amount: Variable 

Provider: Department of Employment & Workplace Relations 

Closes: Ongoing

Support for the continued training and development of a highly skilled Australian workforce by providing employers with incentives to employ an apprentice. 

Small Business Skills & Training Boost 

Amount: Not specified 

Provider: Australian Taxation Office 

Closes: Ongoing

Federal tax deduction of up to 20% for external training courses for small businesses with aggregate turnover of less than $50m. Applies to expenditure incurred to 30 June 2024.

Small Business Technology Investment Boost 

Amount: Not specified 

Provider: Australian Taxation Office 

Closes: Ongoing

Federal tax deduction of up to 20% on technology expenditure to help digitise the business.

Export Finance Australia Guarantees 

Amount: Guarantee amounts from $100,000         

Provider: Export Finance Australia

Closes: Ongoing

Guarantees to assist export businesses with accessing finance. 

For more Federal opportunities see Support for businesses in Australia | business.gov.au and for more NSW opportunities see Grants & Programs - Investment NSW. 

Thriving Suburbs Program

Amount: $500,000 to $15million

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.

Building Better Brighter Communities 

Amount: Variable 

Provider: IMB Bank 

Closes 14 June 2024

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

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.

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.

Community Grants Program

Amount: Up to $10,000

Provider: Australia Post

Closes: 1 July 2024

Australia Post Community Grants support projects that connect people and improve mental wellbeing in local communities.

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.

Youth Opportunities Program 2024/25

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000

Provider: NSW Government 

Closes: 15 July 2025

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants for new projects that enable marginalised young people to lead and participate in their communities.

Supporting Spontaneous Volunteers Program

Amount: $50,000 to $100,000

Provider: NSW Reconstruction Authority 

Closes: 19 July 2024

Funding for projects across NSW to support communities and volunteers to be better prepared, supported, coordinated and mobilised to respond to disaster events.

Community Development Grants Program

Amount: Not specified

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

Closes: Ongoing

Support for needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies.

Quick Response Grants 

Amount: $10,000 

Provider: City of Sydney 

Closes: Ongoing

Support for small scale, community-led projects that encourage communities to take action to improve, enhance, represent or celebrate their local neighbourhoods. 

Awesome Foundation Grants 

Amount: $1,000 

Provider: Awesome Foundation 

Closes: First Wednesday of every month

Regular small community grants

Australian Communities Foundation 

Amount: $2,000 to $15,000  

Provider: Australian Communities Foundation 

Closes: Ongoing

IOOF Foundation 

Amount: $10,000 to $150,000 

Provider: IOOF Foundation 

Closes: Ongoing

Support for Australian NFP organisations working with disadvantaged families, children and youth.

See also: Waverley Council Venue Hire Grants

For more Federal opportunities see Community Grants Hub. See also, the NSW Government Cost of Living hub for tips and tools, easy ways to stretch budgets, and access to trusted advice and support. 

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. 

Capital Grants for Non-Government Schools

Amount: Various

Provider: Department of Education

Closes: Ongoing

Funding to non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve infrastructure, if they do not have enough capital resources.

NSW Metering Plan Implementation Grants Round 1

Amount: Up to $100,000

Provider: NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Closes: 14 June 2024

Grants are available to cover up to 50% of the costs of installing an energy metering and monitoring system

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.

Sydney Water Community Grants

Amount: $5,000 to $10,000

Provider: Sydney Water

Closes: 1 July 2024

Support for projects designed to drive a “Sustainable Water Future” with the focus areas of water education, healthy waterways and/or water conservation.

Litter Prevention Grants Program

Amount: Various

Provider: NSW Environmental Protection Agency 

Closes: 18 October 2024

Intake 4 of the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program is open for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments.

High Emitting Industries Funding NSW 

Amount: Variable 

Provider: NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Closes: 31 December 2024

Funding is available to high emitting manufacturing or mining facilities in NSW to help with implementation of proven low emissions technologies and infrastructure. 

Advancing Renewables Program 

Amount: $100,000 to $50million 

Provider: ARENA

Closes: Ongoing

Support for the reduction in cost of renewable energy including improvement in technology, reduction in or removal of barriers to renewable energy uptake and increased skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to Renewable Energy Technologies.

Household Energy Upgrades Fund

Amount: Various

Provider: Plenti in partnership with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Closes: Ongoing

$1 billion fund offering discounted rates off Plenti's standard green loans to Australian households.

CORENA - Project Loans

Amount: Various

Provider: Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia

Closes: Ongoing

CORENA provides interest-free loans to help fund climate projects anywhere in Australia in cases where the up-front capital cost is a barrier.

Waverley Council’s Environmental Grants Program will reopen for the next round in August 2024.

Critical Technologies Challenge Program (CTCP)

Amount: $100,000 to $500,000

Provider: Department of Industry, Science & Resources 

Closes: 2 July 2024

The program aims to drive greater awareness and uptake of quantum technologies in Australia in line with the National Quantum Strategy. It does this by creating stronger ties between quantum researchers, quantum businesses and technology end-users.

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.

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.

Youth Opportunities Program 2024/25

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000

Provider: NSW Government 

Closes: 15 July 2025

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants for new projects that enable marginalised young people to lead and participate in their communities.

Local Sporting Champions 

Amount: $500 - $750

Provider: Australian Sports Commission

Closes: 31 July 2024

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

Bluescope Sporting Club Grant

Amount: $2,000

Closes: 16 August 2024

Provider: Sport Access Foundation

Support for specific programs to include children with a disability and/or enable children with a disability to be members of their clubs.

Awesome Foundation grants 

Amount: $1,000 

Provider: Awesome Foundation 

Closes: First Wednesday of every month

Regular small community grants.

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. Up to $10.88 million over five years (from December 2024) is available for up to 6 organisations to be funded for 5 years to provide collaborative, intersectional, evidence based gender expertise and strategic advice to Government to inform ongoing progress of the Strategy’s outcomes.

Accelerator for Enterprising Women – Kickstarter Challenge

Amount: $7,500 to $30,000

Provider: Department for the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Closes: 16 August 2024

The Kickstarter Challenge gives five finalists the opportunity to secure a share of $60,000 in equity-free funding.

Women in Business

Amount: N/A

Provider: NSW Department of Education and TAFE

Closes: Ongoing

This online program supports women looking to establish a micro or small business, or already operating one.