First of all, congratulations to all the groups that successfully moved on from the EOI stage of the Small Volunteer Grants and been asked to submit an application… we wish you all the best.
We heard a couple of groups didn’t make it pass the EOI… don’t despair — keep the applications on hand and take a look at other grants to see if they are a better fit for your project(s).
There are a couple of new grants that have just recently opened, or are about to…
The Snow Foundation
The Snow Foundation offers grants to community-focused organisations to assist with funding for innovation, programs, projects, research, and equipment. They are open to requests for seed funding, capacity building, and untied core funding.
All initiatives must fit within their key focus areas and comply with their Standard Grant Conditions:
- Health – Indigenous health, aging and carers, mental health and disabilities
- Social Welfare – homelessness and domestic violence
- Education and Employment – scholarships, education, job pathways, advocacy, and community awareness and education about social issues
There are TWO streams currently open
Small Grants – up to $15,000
Open now, closes in May
Medium Grants – $15,000 to $50,000
Stage 1 is an Expression of Interest and is open now and closes in March.
If successful with your EOI, you’ll move to Stage 2 and that closes in May.
The Snow Foundation has a focus on Canberra and Regional NSW areas.
Museums & Galleries of NSW Grants
There are THREE grants currently open… Small Grants, Leg Up Grants, and Skill Development Grants.
Under the MGNSW Small Grants there is up to $2,000 is available for Museums and Galleries based in NSW.
Note: Small Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to bushfire recovery
Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items. As always, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you look at Past Recipients to get ideas for potential projects.
2020 Round 1 closes March 29, 2020
2020 Round 2 closes September 13, 2020
The 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. Again, look at the Past Recipients for ideas.
Up to $500 is available and applications close October 25th OR when funds are exhausted.
The Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.
There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Previous Skills Development Grants provided funding for the “Working Spaces for Museum Volunteers” Conferences, regional training workshops on a cataloguing software program, Disaster Planning and Significance workshops. Definitely, check out past the past recipients for some great ideas that were previously funded — and perhaps CONTACT them to see if their workshop materials, and/or experts, are available to be shared with you???
Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.
Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the activity/event is scheduled to take place. Note that the Skills Development Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to disaster preparedness and/or recovery.
Up to $4,000 is available and again applications close October 25th OR when funds are exhausted.
Small Grants Program for Local History and Archives
Grants of up to $5,000 support the work undertaken by local historical societies, community organisations and individuals across NSW. There is a total of $29,700 (inc GST) of funding available for this grant round.
Projects should be relevant to understanding the history of NSW and its people and places, with the main priority areas for the 2020 grants being:
- Migrant history
- Disaster recovery and conservation of collections due to the NSW bushfires.
Applications close April 1, 2020.
Don’t forget about these grants
Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants has three streams opening up in March
- Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project
CVGT Community Grants Program – Up to $2,000 per application. Applications open March 1 and close March 31
Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved with $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 streams available. Open March 1 and close May 31, 2020.
Strengthening Rural Communities — Small and Vital Round 5 (up to $10,000) Closes on March 24th
Tackling Tough Times Together (up to $20,000 tier) CLOSING SOON Feb 25th
Tackling Tough Times Together (up to $60,000 tier) CLOSING SOON Feb 25th
FRRR ‘Roadmap Workshop’
Ps: Don’t forget to register for FRRR’s ‘IRCF Roadmap Workshop’ that is being held next Tuesday (February 25th — Yes, we know we sent a ‘save the date’ for the 26th, but FRRR’s schedule changed and it has been moved forward a day to TUESDAY, Feb 25th!)