Funding Opportunities

Westpac Foundation Community Grants now open

Closing date: June 8, 2018

In its seventh year, 200 grants of $10,000 each will be available for not-for-profit organisations that are working towards a fairer, more inclusive Australia by helping Australians in need with educational opportunities, employment pathways and improved quality of life.

Building Disability Leaders project

Building Disability Leaders is targeting leaders with disabilities in rural or regional Victoria to develop their current leadership to the next level. This project is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services as part of its transition to NDIS. Participants can choose one or both of the packages on offer.

Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund – now open for expressions of interest 

Closing date: May 31, 2018

Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 are available for new and innovative projects that have the potential to improve employment services and/or contribute to enhancing employment outcomes for long-term jobseekers and those facing barriers to entering the workforce. A new Disability Project Stream is available to support new and innovative approaches to employment support and employment services for people with disability.

Study your PhD with a scholarship! 

Closing date: June 8, 2018

The Work of Social Care research program, led by FSSI Fellows Prof Sara Charlesworth and Dr Fiona Macdonald, focuses on the organisation and regulation of care work, addressing gender (in)equality and the quality of paid care work. One PhD scholarship opportunity is now available to work with this team.

Upskill and prepare your employees for the NDIS: Cert lV scholarships now open

Closing date: June 3, 2018

Social service organisations have the chance to up-skill staff and volunteers through scholarships for the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability, at Melbourne’s RMIT. The Certificate IV in Disability allows graduates to forge a career in this challenging and rewarding field. The program focuses on the skills required to provide services to people who have a disability (sensory, multiple, intellectual or acquired).

Community Fellows Program 2018

Closing date: June 15, 2018

The Community Fellows Program aims to meet the research needs of community organisations to conduct small research-related projects in collaboration with university-based researchers. This program supports research that will lead to positive outcomes such as improved service delivery, the development of new services, improved ability to advocate effectively or the improved capacity to undertake future research projects.