Funding Opportunities for Community Groups, Small Business and Individuals
26 Feb 2015 11:42 AM -
AMP's Tomorrow Fund
AMP's Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing amazing things.
Now in its second year, this unique grants program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. In 2014, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded grants to 47 AMP Tomorrow Makers, including artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, writers, dancers and disability advocates.
What they have in common is a determination to contribute to the community – be it through creating something special or doing something inspiring.
AMP is now seeking more talented Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a financial boost to take it to the next level. Grants of between $10,000 to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research.
We would encourage you to tell your colleagues and community contacts to apply online at ampstomorrowfund.com.au by 14 May 2015. This website also includes links to videos on our past recipients and useful resources such as downloadable posters, fact sheets and a sample application.
Environmental Education Program
Grants of $5,000 to $100,000 are available for community organisations, non-profit organisations and government authorities to support educational projects that develop or widen the community's knowledge of, skills in, and commitment to protecting the environment.
Expressions of Interest are due by 5pm Friday 10 April 2015.
Guidelines, application forms and a range of resources are available on the Trust's website: www.environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au
Myer Community Investment Program
The company revealed this week that it is launching a new Community Investment Program to build on the philanthropic work of founder Sidney Myer.
Myer said it was looking for community organisations to partner with and that the program would focus on supporting and empowering women and strengthening families.
“The Myer Community Investment program will support organisations and initiatives which empower and support women and families to create safe environments including those which seek to prevent violence against women and children, secure economic independence and improved self-esteem for women, promote gender equity and respect and create a culture of non-violence,” a statement from the company said.
Myer said charities could apply for different amounts of funding including:
- Up to $50,000 per year for three consecutive years.
- Up to $100,000 per year for three consecutive years.
- Up to $200,000 per year for three consecutive years.
- Other - Organisations may choose to specify a proposed investment and timeframe in their application.
AusPost Grants Program
Australia Post is calling on community groups, charitable organisations and small businesses that are connecting people and creating positive change to apply for funding of up to $10,000 through the latest Our Neighbourhood Grants program.
- Digital Capability – projects that build digital skills and capability of individuals, groups in the community or the wider community.
- Employment Pathways – Projects that increase employment opportunities for marginalised Australians.
- Community Inclusion – Projects that build community spirit, foster inclusion and support marginalised Australians.
- Disaster Readiness – Projects that help communities to be better prepared for natural disaster.
To apply for an Our Neighbourhood Grant or to find out more about eligibility, criteria and application tips visit ourneighbourhood.com.au
The 2015 Our Neihbourhood Community Grants open on Monday, 23 February 2015 and will close on Thursday, 2 April 2015 (5pm AWST).