New Grants & Funding Available
Department of Immigration and Citizenship's Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP)
The application round opened on Wednesday 8 February 2012, applications must be lodged by Friday 9 March 2012.
The DSCP provides the additional resources often needed by not-for-profit community organisations to develop their own projects and find their own ways of helping their community build stronger community relations
The aim of DSCP funding is to:
- Promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for Australians of every race, culture and religion. This aim primarily focuses on promoting inter-community harmony and understanding
- Develop the community capacity building skills of specific community groups under significant pressure due to their cultural, religious or racial diversity. This aim primarily focuses on supporting specific communities with the purpose of building their social cohesion and/or to promote their positive contributions to Australia
Community organisations can apply for funding of up to $50,000 to develop projects that aim to address issues of cultural, racial or religious intolerance or to develop community capacity building skills
Projects must provide an opportunity for participation and interaction by different members of the community
For further information including the Application Information Booklet and application form visit http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/government-programs/dscp/eligibility-apply.htm or contact the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program helpdesk on 1800 453 004 or Comprog@immi.gov.au
Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office for Sport Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program funding are now open. Ffor all those already aware of the funding you may notice the name change as two funding programs, Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program and Job Creations Package, have amalgamated into a single set of guidelines (attached). For more information please visit - http://www.dpmc.gov.au/sport/funding/indigenous/index.cfm
Please note a small number of NSOs have received funding through this program in previous years, as well as SSOs and community organisations so please distribute the application to your networks. For general enquiries regarding the program, please call the relevant State Offices of the Office for Sport.
State / Territory Contact Number
07 3037 4739
Victoria & Tasmania
03 9643 1258
08 8318 2252
08 6210 9702
08 8928 6445
New South Wales
02 6210 2725 / 2728
Local Sporting Champions Grant
Do you know a Local Sporting Champion? Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships? If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.
Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.
This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year. The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament. Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.
For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/champions