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Victorian Youth Week 2021 Grants

Applications close: 12 April 2021
Funding body: Youth Central - State Government
Amount: $2,000
Description: These grants support the delivery of events that showcase the talents, achievements and contributions of young people, assist young people to express their ideas and have their voices heard in their communities, and support their participation in planning and delivery of Youth Week 2021 events. Funded projects must be delivered during Victorian Youth Week between the 26 June and 2 July 2021.

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Local Anti-Racism Initiatives Grants Program

Applications close: 16 April 2021
Funding body: State Government
Amount: $50,000 - $500,000
Description: This program provides funding to community organisations to deliver activities and initiatives that empower local communities to tackle racism.

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Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

Applications close: 21 April 2021
Funding body: State Government
Amount: Small stream: up to $2,000, Large stream: $6,000 - $50,000
Description: 
Community organisations can apply for funding to deliver multicultural festivals and events in an online or face to face format in their local communities. Information sessions taking place on 26 March, 1 and 8 April.

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Grants for Resilience and Wellness

Applications close: 21 April 2021
Funding body: FRRR
Description: This program has a specific focus on providing assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. 

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Supporting Carers Locally Grants Program

Applications close: 24 April 2021
Funding body: State Government
Amount: $20,000 - $40,000
Description: 
The aim is to increase opportunities for carers to be physically and mentally healthy and socially connected to family, friends, other carers and their local community. This could be through accessible peer support and grassroots community support programs, and resources.

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Feed Appeal Grants

Applications close: 16 May 2021
Funding body: Feed Appeal
Amount: Up to $50,000
Description: These grants are focused on supporting local charities to deliver effective and targeted food relief programs to their local community. Funding requests must directly impact, improve, and build the capacity, capability and/or efficiency of your food relief program. View our information session with the Feed Appeal CEO.

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Strengthening Rural Communities

Applications close: 25 May 2021
Funding body: FRRR
Description: This program aims to give small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

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Priority response to multicultural communities during coronavirus

Applications close: 28 May 2021
Funding body: State Government
Description: This program will ensure organisations can respond to the current health crisis and its impacts for multicultural and faith communities, with a focus on providing support to those communities and areas most in need, and in particular to respond to the distinct and disproportionate challenges experienced by CALD women and young people and new and emerging communities. It will also promote capacity building of local community network and organisations.

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Awards

Victorian Disability Awards

Applications close: 11 April 2021
Award body: State Government
Description: These awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations that increase the rights and participation of people with disability.

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NHVic Awards

Applications close: 16 April 2021
Award body: Neighbourhood Houses Victoria
Description: The NHVic Awards are back to celebrate the achievements of individual neighbourhood houses on a state-wide level. This year's award categories are:

  • Reducing Inequalities
  • Community Resilience
  • Climate Action
  • Gender Equality
  • Social Enterprise

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Victorian Training Awards

Applications close: 4 June 2021
Award body: State Government
Description: These awards recognise the outstanding efforts of apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers.

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