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Ongoing Grants

Strategic Opportunities Program

Screen NSW

Supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Performers' Trust Foundation

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Promotes and encourages music and the performing arts. Can cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, venue /PA hire for performances at concerts, scholarships, promotion of the performing arts to the general public, assistance to appropriate beneficiaries.  Applications are assessed by trustees four times a year. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Music, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Heritage Grants program

Environment & Heritage NSW

Assists owners and managers of state significant heritage items, Aboriginal heritage and local government heritage and communities in NSW to care for their heritage. Various categories and closing dates – check website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Jump Start Production Grant

Provides substantially subsidized access to the high quality industry standard equipment, studio and post production facilities at Metro Screen. Three rounds annually – check website for details. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Festival Travel Fund

Screen NSW

Assistance for filmmakers to attend international festivals and markets. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Early Stage Development

Screen NSW

Supports early development costs including materials, business consultants and assistance with writing business plans for screen businesses. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Advanced Development and Marketing

Screen NSW

Supports projects previously (or in process of being) financed by Screen NSW that are now ready for marketplace finance. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Producer Extension Scheme

Screen NSW

Training in development and production finance for 2 emerging producers each year. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Regional Filming Fund

Screen NSW

For filmmakers that intend to film for at least one week or more in any part of regional NSW. Assistance to offset the costs associated with filming in regional areas. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Languages and Arts (Languages) Support

Ministry for the Arts

This funding supports language centres and other organisations to conduct activities and to provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language workers in funded organisations.

On occasions the ministry provides one off or special purpose grants that are designed to meet a specific policy outcome or urgent or specialised requirement. Funding proposals for one off or special purpose grants may be submitted at any time. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

International Marketing Support

Screen Australia

Grants to support the promotion of completed films premiering at major international festivals; support for projects in advanced development being introduced at international markets.

There are various funding sub-categories and closing dates – check the website for details. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Indigenous Programs

Screen Australia

Indigenous filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.

Applicants can apply for funding to cover documentary programs, drama programs, internships and travel grants.  Check to website for each categories closing dates. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous, Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Story Development

Screen Australia

Applications for Story Development funding can be made at any time for:

• up to $50,000 for feature drama films

• up to $20,000 for online and interactive drama including series and one-off.

• up to $40,000 for high-end television drama Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Drama Production

Screen Australia

Investment in high-quality fiction storytellling, including production investment for features, general and children’s TV drama, and innovative multiplatform drama.

There are various categories and closing dates – check the website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentaries

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s direct funding for documentary aims to support quality, cultural value, innovation and diversity.

Three programs supporting documentary production are offered:

  • Producer Program
  • Broadcast Program
  • Development Support
  • Producer Equity Program

check the website for each programs closing dates. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Talent Development

Screen Australia

Professional development opportunities for Australian filmmakers, focused on building skills and careers in drama production.

Funding categories include:

  • Creative Talent Suite
  • Hot Shots: short film funding
  • Events

Each category has its own closing date- check the website for more info. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Leg Up Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW. These grants fund various skill development projects including hosting or attending workshops, conferences or seminars in NSW, in addition to networking activities.

Previous Leg Up Grants have funded museum volunteers to attend conferences and workshops, and to gain training in areas of museum practice including paper conservation, oral history, disaster preparedness and significance assessment. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Career Development Grants for Individuals

Australia Council for the Arts

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring

Australia Council for the Arts

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Contemporary Music Touring Program

Australia Council for the Arts

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Music, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals

City of Wodonga Young Achiever Scheme

City of Wodonga

Through the Young Achiever Scheme (YAS), the City of Wodonga recognises and supports young people (under 25) who display an outstanding commitment to and/or achievement in their chosen endeavour.

The scheme provides financial assistance to young people to participate, develop skills, compete, perform or represent Wodonga in their chosen endeavour at a state, national or international level. Funding ranges from $200 for individuals at a state level, to $800 for teams at an international level.

Individuals or groups are eligible to apply.

There are six eligibility categories:

  • Arts, performance, music and dance;
  • Sport and recreation;
  • Community leadership;
  • Education and training;
  • Cultural; and
  • Agricultural, environmental and sustainability.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals

The Balnaves Foundation Grants

Balnaves Foundation

The Balnaves Foundation supports organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts. If your organisation primarily works in one or more of these areas then we would be happy to consider your application.

  • The Balnaves Foundation is open to receive applications at any time. There are no closing dates for applications.
  • This online application form is the first stage in applying for funding.
  • Your application will be considered by Trustees of the Foundation.

  Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.
The aims are to:

  • alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

Priority Areas

  • communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians,
  • asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia,
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing,
  • small, discrete projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. A small, discrete project will be considered to have a total budget of up to $50,000.

The Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, with no specific closing dates.

Applications close: Ongoing
More information  Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Community Led Grants

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites applications for grant funding for activities that contribute to the achievement of any combination of outcomes identified in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy programme information provided in Annexure 1 of the IAS Grant Guidelines.

The types of activities that may be funded will address one or more of the Government’s priority areas:

  • Education – activities focused on increased school attendance and improved educational outcomes that lead to employment. This includes activities that nurture and educate Indigenous children, youth and adults to improve pathways to prosperity and wellbeing. This includes improving family and parenting support; early childhood development, care and education; school education; youth engagement and transition; and higher education.
  • Employment and Economic Development – support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, including ensuring remote jobseekers participate in activities and gain experience that builds work-readiness and contributes to the broader community, foster Indigenous business and to assist Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits, including from natural and cultural assets and including the effective management of Indigenous-owned land and seas.
  • Community Safety – activities that make communities safer for Indigenous Australians, enabling them to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing as those enjoyed by other Australians.

Applications close: Ongoing
Contact: 1800 079 098 or iasgrants@pmc.gov.au
More information and application details Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Dreams for a Better World

SunSuper

The Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World program offers a $150,000 annual grant pool. It’s shared over four rounds and there’s a Grand Final event to celebrate and recognise those who generously give their time and effort to make the world a better place.

This year, if you really want to help a cause close to your heart, dream big, because you could receive up to $50,000 in grants to help make that dream a reality.

1. Submit

If your dream is for an Australian cause and can be undertaken in the next 12 months, submit your dream today!

2. Shortlist and public vote

Each quarter, our judges will select 6 dreams to make the shortlist, and then it’s up to you to get as many votes from the Australian public as you can. So get out there and let people know what you do and how you’re making the world a better place. Be different, be creative and show our judges just how much you want to be in our top 3.

3. Finalists

The 3 dreams with the most valid votes will be the category finalists and win $5,000 each.

4. Round winner

From the top 3 finalists, our expert panel of judges will decide which dream should be named the winner. They receive an additional $5,000 grant and go on to the Grand Final.

5. The People’s Choice

At the end of the year, we go back to the polls and ask the Australian public to vote for their favourite dream one last time. The People’s Choice $10,000 grant will go to the Round Winner with the most valid votes, and will be announced at the Grand Final Awards Night.

6. Grand Final

Winners from each round pitch to the judges and are invited to attend the Grand Final Awards Night where the annual winner is announced. Each of the four grand finalists will receive an additional grant of up to $30,000.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your dream for the chance to help your cause.

Terms and conditions apply

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation has funds available on a yearly basis to support appropriate projects or activities that meet the objectives of ORAF. Proposals will be accepted twice each calendar year – by 30th March and 30th October. All proposals will be considered by the Board of ORAF. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Quick Response Grants - Disability

Accessible Arts

The Quick Response Grant supports a range of small‐scale initiatives for not-for-profit arts and disability services/organisations and/or for groups or individual artists with disability living in NSW. 

The Grant offers funding up to $5,000 for artist projects that demonstrate evidence of urgency, unforeseen or sudden opportunity. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Disability
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations