Building Communities through Partnership

Our team will keep you posted on the latest grants for promoting healthy, connected communities and enhancing our natural environment.

Grants available as of February 2021:


SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable benefits (over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing.

Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to a minimum of five towns (or groups of towns) each year for four years (until 2021), across the six regional SA Local Health Networks.

Closes 26th March 2021.


Game on Partnerships and Performance Pathway Partnerships

Partnerships is a new grant program looking to drive sport and recreation initiatives through funding that rewards organisations partnering to develop and deliver projects to get more South Australians active. Partnerships feature two streams of funding - Game On and Performance Pathways.

Game On

Game On Partnerships will support projects that align with Game On: Getting South Australians moving by addressing issues and barriers and/or capitalising on opportunities.

Applicants may request up to $300,000 per project through Game On Partnerships Program.

Performance Pathway

Performance Pathway Partnerships will support State Sporting Organisations to develop and operate their performance pathways so that South Australian high-performance athletes can achieve their potential in Olympic, Paralympic, or Commonwealth Games sports.

Applicants may request up to $70,000 per year through Performance Pathway Partnerships.

Closes 3rd March 2021.



First Peoples’ COVID-19 Business Support Fund

The Victorian Government has developed the First Peoples’ COVID-19 Business Support Fund to support Victorian Aboriginal businesses that have been affected by trading restrictions introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Eligible businesses will be provided with a one-off grant of up to $10,000.

To be eligible, businesses must be a certified Victorian Aboriginal business through Kinaway Chamber of Commerce (Kinaway).

Closes 26th March 2021.


2021 Community Volunteer Action Grants

The 2021 Community Volunteer Action Grants support communities and community organisations to protect and enhance their natural environment.

There are two streams of grants available in 2021, that aim to achieve the following:

- Stream 1 - Strengthening Environmental Volunteering Grants – up to $30,000

- Stream 2 - Biodiversity On-ground Action and Stewardship Grants – up to $50,000

Closes 1st April 2021.



Minimum Viable Product grants

The objective of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grant is to support promising pre-revenue startup businesses to progress from proof of concept to a MVP stage of development.

A matched funding grant up to 50% of approved total development costs is available to NSW startups, to a maximum of $25,000. Successful applicants will receive 35% of the funding initially and 65% after completion and validation of the MVP.

Open all year round.



Artists in Schools Grants Program

The Artists in Schools grant program provides funding of up to $10,000 per project to schools to engage artists to co-design and deliver a creative project with students, teachers and the school community that provide innovative learning opportunities.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for professional artists to work and offer programs at individual and partnering schools.

The fund offers up to $7,000 for one or two schools and $10,000 for a group of schools.

Closes 7sth April 2021.


Not-for-Profit Tourism Attraction Survival Payment

The Not-for-Profit Tourism Attraction Survival Payment has been established to support not-for-profit tourist attractions such as non-government museums and historical sites. The payment will support those organisations significantly impacted by COVID-19, and are able to demonstrate a reduction in turnover.

One-off payments of between $2,000 and $20,000 will support those not-for-profits that have experienced considerable reductions in turnover and need support to get through the ongoing COVID 19 impacts and the traditional low tourist season.

The payment amount depends on the size of the impacted workforce:

    • $2,000 for sole traders
    • $5,000 for businesses with two to five full-time equivalent employees (FTEs)
    • $10,000 for businesses with six to 19 employees (FTEs)
    • $20,000 for businesses with more than 20 employees (FTEs)

Applications currently open- will close when funds have been fully committed.



Investing in Queensland Women grant program

One-off funding of $15,000 is available to not-for-profit groups and organisations to deliver initiatives by 31 December 2021 that align with the Queensland Government's strategic priorities for women and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

Closes 5th March 2021.,-2000,4004&sortBy=status&sortDir=desc



COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants

The COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that assist young people during the recovery phase of this pandemic.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives with a duration of up to six months involving one or more partners and that contribute to the achievement of program objectives.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term (over six months), community-wide strategic initiatives involving a wide range of partners and that contribute to the achievement of the program objectives.

Closes 18th March 2021.



Also check with your local councils for community grants and funding initiatives.

Healthy Environs can assist you and your business or organisation in applying for eligible grants.