WHERE TO FIND SUITABLE GRANTS
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CREATION & PRESENTATION MICRO GRANTS – NOW OPEN //
Following the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities, Outback Arts have been delivering a diverse Restart program in 2021, funded by Create NSW. Now launched is a Creation and Presentation Micro Grant Fund.
This Micro Grant funding program is inviting artists from the Outback Arts region (Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonamble, Warren, Walgett and Bogan Shires) with a well-established visual arts practice to apply for support to produce and present their artwork ready for exhibition.
Applications of up to $2,500 may be submitted.
Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply, whether they be performance, film producers, photographers, musicians, sculptures or painters – this opportunity is all inclusive. The objective of this funding program is to support local mid-career artists to present their artwork publicly. Proposals for funding that develop and extend the applicants creative practice and that demonstrate innovation and build community connection will be especially considered.
Applications close Monday 17th May 2021.
If you have any questions about the Creation and Presentation Micro Grants program, your eligibility or how to apply, please contact Outback Arts.
All applicants are encouraged to contact Outback Arts to discuss their project idea before submitting their application.
Image: Regional artist Melissa Kelly’s solo exhibition at Outback Arts Gallery Coonamble in 2019
Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers Grant
Funder: National Indigenous Australians Agency
Grant Background: Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers grant opportunity will provide $3.071 million to Indigenous organisations across the breadth of the Murray–Darling Basin (the Basin) to establish up to four new Indigenous ranger groups to work on waterway health projects that support environmental and cultural outcomes across the Basin.
Through the Program, the Australian Government recognises Indigenous Australians’ connection to country and the diversity of environmental and cultural practices across the Basin. The Program is expected to enable Indigenous river rangers to use their knowledge and connection to country to contribute to restoring and managing waterway health to support environmental and cultural outcomes in the Basin.
$ Available: Up to $3.071million.
Eligibility: Key eligibility criteria will likely require organisations and/or proposals to:
Demonstrate ownership, or access to, country (lands and/or waterways) in the Murray-Darling Basin to be managed through the Murray-Darling Basin River Rangers program. AND
Demonstrate necessary governance structures, organisational capabilities and environmental management experience to deliver Program outcomes. OR
Demonstrate partnership(s) with another organisation(s) that has(ve) the appropriate ownership or access rights to the land and/or waterways to be managed. Partner organisations may also provide assistance, advice or capacity building for other capabilities such as governance and water management.
Other eligibility criteria may apply.
Key Dates: Closes on 18 May 2021.
Social Sector Transformation Fund
The NSW Government 2020–21 Budget announced the Social Sector Transformation Fund with an allocation of $50 million.
The Fund will provide grants to small and medium-sized charities and not-for-profits working in health and social service to help them modernise their operations — with a focus on capacity building, better digital service delivery, remote working capabilities and improving business strategies — so they can remain efficient, effective and viable.
DCJ is working closely with the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and community services organisations to design and implement the Social Sector Transformation Fund. A grants process will open in early 2021.