Grants closing September – December


Ansvar community education program grants, 6 September

Ansvar supports sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education and skills making a significant difference to the lives of participants in the categories of empowerment and education or outreach and support. Grants of up to $50,000 are available. Applications close Friday 6 September and more information is available here.


Australia Council Community Partnerships, 6 September

Funding is available for individuals, groups and organisations to develop community arts and cultural development projects with partners. Priority areas include regional Australia, disability, young people, cultural diversity, emerging communities, Indigenous and remote Indigenous communities and social and cultural issues requiring focused attention. Up to $20,000 is available. Applications close 6 September and more information is available from


ArtStart funding, 23 September

This program gives financial assistance to recent arts graduates (Certificate IV or higher), helping with the challenge of transitioning from study to a professional career. Up to $10,000 is available to fund services, resources, skills development and / or equipment to help build an income-generating career in an arts practice. Applications close 23 September and more information is available from


Small Grants for Small Communities, 27 September

$400,000 in grants of up to $5000 is available or projects that offer clear public benefit for communities with populations of under 10,000 people. Applications close Friday 27 September and more information is available from


BAYERboost Environmental Scholarship, 30 September
The scholarship aims to give year 11, 12 and undergraduate students experience in environmental research or restoration in their summer break. Three scholarships are offered as part of the program – tertiary students ($6000 for a 12 week project), year 12 students ($5000 for a 10 week project) and year 11 students ($3000 for a 6 week project).  Applications close 30 September and more information is available at


Westpac Foundation Community Grants, 30 September

Westpac Foundation Community Grants encourage local not-for-profit organisations that have a big idea to change lives for the better to apply for funding of between $5000 and $10,000. Applications close Monday 30 September and more information is available


Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Fund, 30 September

Coordinated by the Institute of Foresters Australia, this fund supports work of study carried out in or related to Australasia in any field of forestry science. One grant of $5000 is available and applications close 30 September. More information is at


Australian Geographic Society sponsorship, 30 September

Australian scientists, community groups and individuals are  invited to apply for Society sponsorship.  Seed grants of up to $3000 and project sponsorships of between $5000 and $15,000 are available. Applications close 30 September and more information is available at


Rural Women’s Award, 31 October
Know a fabulous rural woman? Why not nominate her for the 2014 Rural Women’s Award. Closing on the 31st of October this is Australia’s pre-eminent Award for rural women. It provides a $10,000 bursary to state winners to further their vision for rural and regional Australia.’s-award.


Norman Wettenhall Foundation, 11 October

This fund supports Australian biodiversity projects covering monitoring, collecting and record data, community education, research and science or community capacity building. Applications close 11 October and 20 December and more information is available from


Layne Beachley and Aim for the Stars, 15 November

This Foundation, is inviting all Australian females aged 12 – 26 years who need funding to achieve goals in their sporting, academic, community, business, environmental or cultural pursuits to apply for support. Applications close 15 November and more information is available at:


Northface Adventure Grant, 31 December
The North Face and the Australian Geographic Society have teamed up to help turn your next adventure or expedition dreams into a reality! With a $5000 grant from The North Face, along with $2000 worth of The North Face gear, plus a $3000 AG Society Grant and an exclusive story on your trip in AG Outdoor, you’ll not only be equipped with the world’s most technically innovative apparel and equipment, you will be able to get your dream expedition off the ground. Applications close 31 December and more information is available from


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