Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

Grant Opportunities

November 2nd, 2022

Categories: Uncategorised

Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program 2022/2023

The Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program supports Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities. Applicants can apply for grants from $500 to $20,000. Funding can be used for projects that meet the objectives of the Cultural Grants Program. The following are the types of activities that may be funded, where they are aligned with the program objectives:

  • women’s or men’s gathering on Country
  • delivery of a culture and wellbeing camp for Aboriginal youth
  • creation of a digital installation showing Aboriginal history of the local community
  • statewide music or cultural festival
  • hosting a series of online workshops
  • community celebration event
  • cultural activities at a regional sporting event.

AANSW Cultural Grants Program funding, where possible, is distributed to small, community-based Aboriginal-owned and controlled organisations. Cultural Grants funding will be allocated into two separate streams:


Stream 1 – For small, community-based Aboriginal-owned and controlled organisations, unincorporated groups and businesses. These organisations represent or service a specific Aboriginal community or language group, or a group of communities connected geographically.

Stream 2 – For larger regional and statewide organisations. These are organisations with a statewide or national presence and regional organisations with significant numbers of paid staff.


Applicants are encouraged to contact their nearest Aboriginal Affairs NSW regional office to discuss their project.


For program and eligibility guidelines please visit https://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/grants/aboriginal-affairs-nsw-cultural-grants-program/

For more information, please contact grants@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

Applications close 5pm Friday 14 April 2023 (or before this date if funds are expended)



IAHP – Workforce and Maternity Services Grant OpportunityForecasted for release

This grant will support organisations with projects, such as the Birthing on Country models of care, that deliver and/or research and develop programs that deliver maternal health services directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and help boost their participation in the maternal health workforce.

Amount: Open competitive process and funding amounts total $11,068,721 (GST exclusive) over three financial years (2022-23 to 2024-25).

To be eligible you must be one of the following organisation types:

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation/Service;
  • Aboriginal Medical Service;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health peak/professional bodies and affiliates; and/or
  • Universities.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the grant opportunity and may include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwifery group practices;
  • birthing in a tertiary hospital with a known Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander midwife;
  • birthing in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander birth centre with a known midwife;
  • work to build the capability and capacity of an organisation/s to deliver Birthing on Country services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, such as scoping, planning and research; and
  • Indigenous childbirth companions or Doulas (non-clinical service).

Eligible expenditure items include:

  • delivery of culturally safe antenatal care;
  • staffing related costs, including salaries and training;
  • travel and accommodation associated with the project;
  • project management and administration costs; and
  • data collection, monitoring and evaluation;


Once the grant opportunity is released, we will update this information with any deadlines.


For more information please click here or contact grant.atm@health.gov.au or call (02) 6289 5600.


Aboriginal Affairs NAIDOC Grants Program

NAIDOC Grant funding is provided by Aboriginal Affairs NSW to support activities and events in NSW held during NAIDOC Week (2 July – 9 July 2023) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2023 is For Our Elders at https://www.naidoc.org.au/


  • Events and activities must be held between 2 July 2023 and 30 November 2023.
  • Applicants can apply for grants from $500 to $3,000. Aboriginal Affairs NSW has allocated $250,000 for NAIDOC Grant funding in 2023.
  • Applicants must be located in NSW and/or delivering a service to communities within NSW.
  • Applicants must have public liability of at least $10 million per claim.


Download the grant guidelines here


For more information please visit the grant website at https://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/grants/aboriginal-affairs-naidoc-grants-program/

Applications close 2pm Friday 24 March 2023


Westfield Local Hero grants

Westfield will provide $1.26M in Westfield Local Hero grants in 2023. Community members nominate their heroes and three finalists are selected for each Westfield Centre to go through to the community vote. The successful hero is awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation or group they represent, and each finalist receives a $5,000 grant for their organisation or group.


For more information please visit the grant website at https://www.westfield.com.au/local-heroes

Nominations close Thursday 30 March 2023


Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program

Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program will boost support for communities across remote, rural and regional Australia to improve resilience, environmental sustainability and liveability through the power of connection.


The program offers grants up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations that are providing access to information, technology, education and facilities to support their communities to embrace new technologies and ways of working to build social capital and digital capability.


For more information please visit https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/telstra-connected-communities-program/

Applications close 5pm AEDT, 30 March 2023


Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Round 1

The grant opportunity provides small and medium businesses (headcount of 1 to 199 employees) up to $25,000 to replace or upgrade existing equipment to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.


You can use this grant funding for:

  • purchase of equipment to replace existing equipment, where the new equipment is higher energy efficiency
  • costs to decommission, remove and dispose of the old equipment that is replaced
  • purchase of equipment or components to help an existing system run more efficiently in regard to energy
  • building permits or approval costs to install equipment, where required
  • the cost of suppliers, consultants and contracted labour undertaking eligible project activities.


For more information please visit the grant website at https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/energy-efficiency-grants-for-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-round-1

Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 19 April 2023


Qantas Regional Grants

Offering $10 million in support (Cash, flights in kind and marketing support) over five years to Australian-based communities and projects that are looking to benefit regional areas. Offers funding for not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in  regional communities.


The Qantas Regional Grants judging criteria:


  • The extent to which the applicant directly services a regional community need and demonstrates a measurable socioeconomic impact.
  • The extent to which the applicant can maximise local community benefits in regional Australia with the Qantas Regional Grants Program funding.
  • The extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the applicant and help boost the profile and strength of the applicant for the future; and
  • The ability of the applicant to demonstrate innovation in their project strategy, goals and mission, and how these align to improving their service offering and increasing regional impact.


For more information please visit https://www.qantas.com/au/en/about-us/our-company/in-the-community/qantas-regional-grants.html

Applications close Wednesday 10 May 2023





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