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COVID-19 Opportunities

We’ve curated the best and most relevant opportunities for social enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19. We’ve removed the paywall too, because we know times are tough. As the gateway to the social enterprise sector, we want to ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need.

$10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses

Small businesses and not-for-profit entities that employ South Australians who have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business.

2020 NCSEHE Research Grants Program

The NCSEHE invites proposals from high-quality researchers and equity practitioners to conduct policy-relevant research aimed at supporting and informing student equity in higher education.

2021 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Prize aims to recognise and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

ABC’s Fresh Start Fund

The ABC has launched a $5 million development fund to provide urgent and critical support to independent Australian producers and safeguard local content and creativity during these unprecedented times.

Action Against Corona

Are you representing an initiative that can improve the situation? For the sick, for the healthcare system, or for the billions of people whose lives are - or soon will be - affected? If so, let Action Against Corona support you.

AI for Health

Microsoft is mobilising their efforts on the AI for Health Initiative to support researchers and organisations responding to COVID-19.

Google Cloud Research Credits

Google Cloud research credits can advance your research by giving you access to computing power that will make the next big thing possible. They’re funding projects from modeling the outbreak of COVID-19 to predicting sepsis and discovering new planets. They're looking forward to supporting the next big breakthrough!

APRA AMCOS COVID-19 Sustainability Fund 2020

APRA AMCOS launch the Sustainability Fund to provide direct financial support to songwriter and composer members in the creation of new music. Members worldwide, at any career stage and working in any musical genre are eligible to apply for a $2,000 grant.

Artist Relief Project

Artist Relief Project is an initiative to help artist, musicians and performers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Assistance for Affected Regions, Communities and Industries

The Government has set aside an initial $1 billion allocation to support those regions and communities that have been disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the Coronavirus, including those heavily reliant on industries such as tourism, agriculture and eduaction.

AVPN Conference

Join influential thought leaders and expert practitioners to assess the fast-changing social investment landscape and move crucial capital towards impact.

Backing Business Investment (BBI)

A time limited 15 month investment incentive to support business investment and economic growth over the short term, by accelerating depreciation deductions. This applies to eligible assets acquired from 12 March 2020 and first used or installed by 30 June 2021.

Bringing Back the Economy

Join a panel of economists and commentators, Joshua Gans, Richard Holden, Jennifer Hewett and Judith Sloan to tackle the big questions that need to be answered if economic recovery is to be achieved.

Broadtree Foundation Grants

Broadtree Foundation have released additional one-off funding for initiatives which support organisations and groups impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Applications of up to $15,000 will be considered until 31 May 2020 with a total value of $75,000 available.

Call for Challenges COVID-19

We hope you are staying safe and well during this unprecedented and uncertain time in our lives. As a global movement TOM has pivoted their activities to focus on identifying immediate challenges relating to COVID-19 and co-developing solutions.

Call for Challenges COVID-19 – Expression of Interest for Makers

Acute low-tech needs exist and they only grow as the crisis continues. TOM: Melbourne would like your help on co-developing open-source solutions to support the TOM: Melbourne community. If you have expertise in 3D modeling, biotech, medical devices etc., please describe your skills in the form below. They will contact you if we have a challenge for you to help solve.

Camden Council COVID-19 Community Response Grant

Camden Council recognises that organisations and community groups delivering essential services to the Camden local community will be impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of residents accessing these services are likely to increase as a direct result.

CEPI Call for Proposals

CEPI funds and partners with organisations to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

City of Port Adelaide Enfield COVID-19 Response Grants

In these challenging times, community is at its best when everyone works together. In a time when we have never been more physically distanced, The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is seeing examples every day of the community connecting in ways they never have before.

City of Sydney Quick Response Grant (COVID-19)

Apply now for Covid-19 relief funding. To help individuals and organisations through the Covid-19 pandemic, City of Sydney is releasing an extra $500,000 in quick response grants. These are rolling grants – there is no application deadline.

Collective Crisis Intelligence

As the COVID-19 virus rapidly spreads to more than 150 countries on six continents, public institutions are straining to keep up. To assist you in responding during this time of crisis, this collection of coaching videos has been assembled from those who have successfully responded to a crisis before by successfully using technology to engage with a larger “crowd” of volunteers.

Community Choices Program

Essential Energy is more than poles and wires. They're also about empowering our local communities. But they need your help to decide where support is needed most, especially this year when supporting each other is more important than ever.

COVID-19: Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses

Google want to help alleviate some of the cost for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time. That’s why they’re giving our SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms.

COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse residential aged care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) and home care providers for eligible expenditure incurred whilst managing the direct impact of COVID-19 on either residents, staff or care recipients of the provider.

COVID-19 Crisis Line Grant Round

The impact of COVID-19 on people around the world compounds every day. In these difficult times, millions of people are reaching out to hotlines and helplines for support, counseling, resources, and information.

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalist

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding

St.George Foundation is providing emergency payments of up to $5000 for approved charities who are experiencing immediate funding pressures as a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 National Funding Platform

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Support: Fee-Free Courses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grant Program

To support you to launch or expand your digital programs, the Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grants program has been announced. This program supports small businesses or non-profit organisations that are Creative Kids Providers and directly affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

Providers may apply to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) to receive a supplementary payment under the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package in exceptional circumstances.

Facebook Small Business Grants

Facebook know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. A little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering USD 100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Get Involved in the Beyond Covid-19 Global Open Innovation Challenge

Do you want to get involved in making positive change in your community and beyond? Join the Prepr Network and explore the four open challenges in the areas of Business, Prevention, Education and Community. Through this initiative, they are bringing together students, startups, employees, and citizens. Learn, get inspired, take action.

Grants SA COVID-19 Support Grants

The ‘COVID-19 Support Grant’ is a modified Grants SA initiative that has been released to support not-for-profit organisations continue to provide services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in South Australia in the current circumstances of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

ICESCO Prize for Fighting Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ICESCO) has announced the nomination requirements, the Jury’s composition and evaluation of nomination files for 200,000 US dollar-worth ICESCO Prize for Fighting Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).

IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator

Do you have a solution that can reduce the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, but need help commercialising and rapidly deploying? The Black & Veatch COVID-19 Response Accelerator is designed for growing companies looking to scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, and protect the economy.

Impact100 WA

While Impact100 WA's aim remains to provide high impact grants that will make a significant and measurable difference to an under-served cause or population, their intention in 2020 is to help ensure the smaller not-for-profit organisations in our community are well placed to continue providing widespread benefits into the future.

JEDI GRANDCHALLENGE: Billion Molecules against Covid-19

The Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) is the initiative for disruptive innovation to bring Europe in a leadership position in breakthrough technologies. It is powered by 3.700 leaders of Europe’s deeptech ecosystem in 23 countries. JEDI is launching Tech GrandChallenges to push the frontiers of innovation, with a radical method based on excellence, no geographical return, speed, highest expectations & bold risk-taking.

JobKeeper Payment

The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19.

Leadership Professional Development Progam

LaTrobe University is offering support to businesses and individuals facing the challenges of COVID-19 through a free online leadership development program delivered by the highly regarded LA Trobe MBA.

MHCC NDIS Quality & Safeguards Webinar

The fourth Embracing Change Webinar deals with Complaints, Incidents, Human Resources and Continuity of Supports from the second part of the Core Module of the NDIS Practice Standards.

MIT Solve: Health Security and Pandemics Challenge

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support from governments and multilateral organisations, have been rushing to produce, test, and deliver vaccines and treatments, tech innovators also have a crucial role to play, both in the near term and to prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks.

Momentum and Legacy in the Post-COVID Business Environment

With the future in mind, join Rowland’s leading Organisational & Change Communication team for a look at the learnings for communication culture — what’s worked well, what might be forever changed, and which basic communication principles stood firm during turbulent times, for organisations large and small.

Navigating COVID-19: Advice for Startups

LegalVision is hosting a free webinar to help startups navigate the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lachlan McKnight (CEO of LegalVision) and James Cameron (Partner at AirTree) will step through some of the actions startups should consider taking today to come through stronger on the other side.

Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences

In partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Covid-19 Initiative, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects.

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

The RED Grants program is a State Government initiative that invests in community-driven projects that support efforts to create long-term economic growth and job sustainability in our regions.

Resilient Hobart Quick Response Grants

The City of Hobart is providing funding to support the delivery of community and creative projects and programs that support the community to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic..

Rethinking Your Strategy: A Step-by-step Guide

Join this 60-minute session to learn how to review your strategy in light of the significant contextual shifts of 2020, and how to develop a strategy that drives both positive impact and financial sustainability.

Road to COVID-19 Recovery Stimulus Packages

If your small business has suffered direct damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, grants are available from Isaac Regional Council to assist your small – medium business pay for outgoings, to seek professional advice or to support your diversification efforts for business continuity.

Scaling Impact Accelerator

Scaling Impact is an accelerator that helps social enterprises and purpose-driven startups grow their business and prepare for future impact investment.

Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

Small Business Survival Fund

The Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan’s Small Business Survival Fund is a $50 million initiative to help Territory small businesses survive the physical distancing requirements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program

On 28 April 2020 the Australian Government announced it would provide $94.6 million for the Supporting Australia’s exhibiting zoos and aquariums program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Sustaining Creative Workers

The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative seeks to support the continued work of Victoria’s independent creative practitioners who have been negatively impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund: COVID-19 Fund

The world has been shocked by the devastating effects of COVID-19. COVID-19 is placing an enormous medical and financial burden on the music community and Sweet Relief are actively taking steps to provide assistance where it’s needed most. Due to massive cancellations, artists are struggling to find the means to make ends meet during these unprecedented times.

TDi COVID-19 Support

The Difference Incubator is offering support through continuity coaching and new idea prototyping workshops.

The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge

The United Nations Development Programme and Hackster.io are joining forces with the world’s brightest technology companies. They are calling on hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators to come together to work for those who will be hardest hit by this pandemic.

The Elevate Prize

The Elevate Prize is seeking to find, support, and shine a spotlight on these Global Heroes, creating a multiplier effect that will allow them to more easily scale their work, impact more lives, and inspire others to tackle issues in their own communities – igniting a chain reaction of goodness across the world.

UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Worldwide there are more than one billion persons with disabilities. Their existence is impeded by inadequate legal frameworks to protect their rights and a lack of financial and human resources to carry out their activities related to basic needs. Moreover, they also have a lack of opportunities to access information and knowledge, as well as the benefits of scientific and technological development.

Virtual Progress 2020 Conference

Virtual Progress 2020 will bring together 2,000+ leading advocates, change-makers, storytellers, philanthropists and activists to build a shared understanding of how we got here, where we are going, and what we can do together to create a fairer future for all.

What Do We Need To Discover About COVID-19?

As many of us have become armchair experts in virus transmission and ‘flattening the curve’, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in information about COVID-19. Although new aspects of the virus continue to emerge daily in the terrifying living laboratory the world has become, there is still so much we don’t know. As we grapple with the enormous disruption the virus has brought, what have we found out so far? Is a vaccine really on the horizon?

What Does Covid-19 Mean for Your Super Now and in the Future?

In this webinar, Sunsuper’s specialists will discuss the key considerations and obligations for superannuation into the year ahead, the implications that recent financial decisions and markets may have in the long term, as well as how you as an employer can assist your employees in their ongoing financial wellbeing.

Worker & Wellbeing Fund

The Worker and Wellbeing Fund can help you if you have lost your job or your income has been reduced because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and you are not already receiving financial and/or wellbeing support, including Centrelink benefits.

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