Grants Database

  • Program Area: Major Grants
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Australian Academy of Science

Watertrust Australia Ltd (initially known as Australian Land and Water Policy Institute) - Margaret Reid "Kingston" Bequest

The Ian Potter Foundation and The Myer Foundation have jointly funded a new organisation that aims to be an independent source of water and catchment policy advice, leading to improved management of Australia’s land and water management. This will be a trusted, independent, community-led and evidence-based organisation whose role is to catalyse change and help frame future water and catchment policy to serve the interests of all Australians for generations to come.

  • Program Area: Fair - Early Childhood Development
  • Amount: $190,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: The Unviersity of Wollongong - Faculty of Social Sciences

Early Learning at Home Together (ELHT)

The University's Early Start program will partner with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and Playgroup Australia to develop an online platform to support families with their young children’s (birth to 5 years) learning, in the home environment with a focus on play-based learning and the family’s role in early development.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Project State: NSW
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Civic Disability Services Ltd

Civic Crew - Business Development

To employ a business development person dedicated to developing partnerships and generating new business opportunities for Civic Crew. Obtaining new business in the post-COVID-19 world will be very challenging, requiring a dedicated role to foster relationships with partners and develop bespoke solutions to ensure ongoing supported employment opportunities for people with a disability.

COVID–19 Recovery – Playgroup Reset

This project will reset playgroup participation nationally; provide support to playgroup coordinators and leaders to prepare for and manage the return of playgroups, aligning with government roadmaps for safely returning to community life; and promote playgroup participation through a public marketing campaign to encourage existing families to return and attract new families to playgroup by raising awareness of its broad benefits for early learning of children and for the social and mental health wellbeing of caregivers.

Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia: a national reform mission

This project will model the costs of universal access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) as part of a broader initiative to develop alternative ECEC policies, practices and governance arrangements. The study will also examine costs of alternative approaches, international comparisons, and lifetime costs to the system of those who miss out on ECEC. This grant supports critical modelling work as part of the bigger research initiative.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $320,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

Magabala Books Indigenous Publishing Cadetship

Magabala Books will implement a cadetship program that will provide on the job training, professional development and sustainable employment for two Indigenous publishing cadets. Under the supervision of Rachel Bin Salleh, Australia’s only Indigenous publisher, the cadetship seeks to create a meaningful career pathway and leadership opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the industry.

Over two years, cadets will gain experience across all areas of publishing and the organisation. At the successful completion of the program, the Cadet will be offered an ongoing position as an employee of Magabala.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $177,000
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Brisbane Community Arts Centre Ltd (Metro Arts)

Emerging Producer XChange and Professional Development Program

This grant will support a mentorship program embedded in two leading multidisciplinary arts organisations, Metro Arts (Qld) and The Mill (SA), for four emerging producers over a two-year period. The program will include a 10-month paid internship for all participants, attendance at a three-day producing boot-camp intensive in Brisbane, mentored attendance at PAC Australia’s PAX Conference, and at one Australian Performing Arts Market Gathering, and attendance at Adelaide Fringe.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $229,950
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: KickArts Contemporary Arts Ltd (NorthSite)

Traineeship for First Nations Arts Workers

This grant is awarded over three years to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designated senior curator positions. This grant will support NorthSite to provide pathways into leadership for Indigenous arts professionals. KickArts Contemporary Arts, established to promote and present contemporary artistic practice from Far North Queensland, has recently re-branded as NorthSite Contemporary Arts.

No Place Like Home: Preventing Future Homelessness

Justice Connect will support the “future homeless” with accurate, responsive information and interactive resources to help those at risk to understand the rapidly changing COVID landscape and take preventative action to avoid homelessness and escalating financial crisis. Justice Connect will deliver tailored legal help at scale throughout the COVID-19 recovery period, using innovative tools which focus on housing, financial and employment problems.

  • Program Area: Fair - Community Wellbeing
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: The First Step Program Limited

The Road Home

First Step will partner with Launch Housing & Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation to deliver a weekly, multidisciplinary clinic within 2 emergency housing locations. They will facilitate access to comprehensive services at a point of critical need, providing services free of charge using the First Step whole-of-person, collaborative treatment model that incorporates: addiction medicine GP's, criminal/family-violence lawyers, mental health nursing and access to all other services offered by First Step.

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