There is a range of funding opportunities currently available. These include:
Grants with deadlines
|GRANT NAME||MAXIMUM AMOUNT||CLOSING DATE ||SUMMARY|
|Community Building Partnerships Grant 2022||$150,000||10 June 2022||Infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes. Includes capital works at Scout halls and camps, and some equipment purchases. Further information is available here.|
|Crown Reserves Infrastructure Fund 2022 - 2023||$2 million||3 June 2022||Program that provides funding for Scout Halls on Crown Reserves for general development, maintenance and improvements. See more here.|
|Transurban Community Grants||$10,000||31 May 2022||Grants for community projects in Sydney near Transurban roads. Find out more here.|
|Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants - Arts & Culture||$200,000||Ongoing||Local groups can apply for funding for capital projects focused on Arts & Culture. Further information is available here.|
|Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants - Community Infrastructure||$200,000||Ongoing||Local groups can apply for funding for capital projects focused on Community Infrastructure. Further information is available here.|
|FOCUS: Community groups or general grants|
|ClubGRANTS||Varies from club to club||ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW. Further information available here.|
|Essential Energy||Varies||This program aims to support community groups who make a difference in their local community. Eligible applicants include organisations that are a strong, natural match to at least some aspects of brand positioning:|
- Supportive and reflective of the diverse communities Essential Energy serves
- Innovative and future-focused
Further information available here.
|Maitland Mutual Bank Sponsorship||Applications for sponsorship can be submitted by educational, sporting, cultural clubs and event organisers. Further information available here.|
|Newcastle Permanent Bank Sponsorship||This sponsorship program focuses on children’s education, children’s sport, and free community events. Further information available here.|
|Regional Australia Bank Sponsorship||Regional Australia Bank offers sponsorships or donations for grass roots community initiatives and small infrastructure projects. Further information available here.|
|Variety Community Grants||Varies||The Variety Community Grants assists organisations to purchase equipment that will promote access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-18 years from financial disadvantage, geographic isolation and/or living with a disability or chronic illness. Further information available here.|
|Sunrise Project||$5,000||This grant supports not for profit groups to deliver projects which drive the shift to renewable energy. Further information available here.|
|Port Waratah Coal Community Grants||Varies||PWCS provides funding to community organisations as part of its annual Community Investment and Partnership Programme. Projects under $5,000 are considered monthly, larger projects are considered quarterly. Further information available here.|
|Project Defib||$400||Provides $400 towards the cost of a defibrillator for Sporting Clubs, schools and not for profits. Further information available here.|
|Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant||$140,000||Social impact businesses and NGOs can apply for funding for financial, legal and other capacity building support. Further information available here.|
|NSW Environmental Trust grants||Varies||A range of grants are available through the NSW Environmental Trust to deliver programs which benefit the environment. Further information available here.|
|Vincent Fairfax Foundation Grants||$50,000||Organisations can seek funding for programs which seek to improve lives through education and employment, or for programs with a Christian focus. Further information available here.|
|Matana Foundation for Young People Grant|
|$10,000||Grants available to support organisations which seek to improve the lives and opportunities of disadvantaged young people. Further information available here.|
|ORGANISATION||SUMMARY OF SUPPORT|
|Cadbury Fundraisers||Cadbury offers fundraising chocolate boxes for not for profit groups. Groups which use this service are also able to apply for grants of up to $500. Further information available here.|
|Coles Local Community Support||The Coles Local Community Support program allows community groups to apply for raffle prizes (eg gift cards) or to set up a fundraiser out the front of the store. Further information available here.|
|Dominoes Doughraiser Fundraisers|
|The Dominoes Doughraiser Fundraiser allows local groups to receive a pre-determined amount, usually between 50c to $1, from every pizza sold on that evening. Contact your local store to discuss availability.|
|Kmart local store investment program||The Kmart local store investment program allows community groups to apply for donations (eg gift cards). Further information available here.|
|Officeworks Local community support||The Officeworks Local Community Support program allows community groups to apply for raffle prizes (eg gift cards) or to set up a fundraiser out the front of the store. Further information available here.|
Some general tips to improve your chances of securing funding:
- Decide what you want to do – have a clear project plan.
- Identify sources of funding – check the Internet, local community newspapers and magazines, and the national press for advertised grants.
- Target your application – check what type of submission is required, talk to the funding agency for more information, read the guidelines thoroughly, and strictly adhere to the deadlines.
- Research your submission – assess community needs, locate data and information to support your request, get accurate costings, and canvass local community and political support for your project.
- Quotes, quotes, and more quotes! The more quotes you have the better your application will fare.
- Letters of support – where possible get letters of support from other community organisations, for instance, groups that hire your hall or local support organisations such Lions, Apex, or Rotary.
- Take care with presentation – be clear and concise, avoid using jargon, and structure your submission so it’s easy to follow.
- Follow-up and support your submission – make sure it has been received and record all contact with the funding body.
For a more comprehensive guide, refer to the Grants Toolkit.
Need help with your grant? Contact the Scouts NSW Grants Administrator on [email protected].