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Funding Opportunities for Community Groups June 2020

Funding Opportunities for Community Groups June 2020

Advice on legislation or legal policy issues contained in this paper is provided for use in parliamentary debate and for related parliamentary purposes. This paper is not professional legal opinion.
Issues Backgrounder 01/2020 by Matthew Dobson
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​Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices enquiries about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist Members and their electorate office staff to respond to these enquiries. This guide provides links to selected funding opportunities for community groups and is organised under the following sections: 

  1. Government gateways to community grants;
  2. Non-government gateways to community grants;
  3. Grants in selected subject areas;
  4. Selected Private Sector Funding Sources;
  5. Selected NGO Funding Sources;
  6. Selected Local Government funding sources; and
  7. Funding sources for emergency or disaster situations.

In the 2020 edition, a new section onfunding sources for emergency or disaster situations has been introduced. It provides the latest available information on funding programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, bushfire recovery and drought assistance.