Grant Finder

The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund make grants across Australia in accordance with our vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas.

To find out more about individual grants programs, please select one of the areas below:

Arts & Humanities

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide unrestricted grants to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities. The Fellowships are intended for artists in their early, mid-career – to be eligible, nominees must be in the first seven to 15 years of their creative practice.  

Eligibility:
Fellowships are awarded according to nominees outstanding talent and exceptional courage.
Grant size:
$160,000 (tax-free, over two years)

Nominations for the 2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship program will open in May 2016. Recipients will be announced in December 2016.

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The Awards were created to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life and his love for the arts. They intend primarily to enhance the status of performing arts in Australia and recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

Eligibility:
All aspects of creation and performance across all forms of drama, comedy, dance, music, opera, circus and puppetry. They do not include visual or plastic arts, crafts, film, electronic media or literature.
Awards:
The Individual Award ($60,000)
The Group Award ($90,000)
The Facilitator’s Prize ($25,000)

Nominations for the 2016 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards will open in October 2016 and close in November 2016 (exact dates yet to be confirmed). Recipients will be announced in March 2017.

Capacity Building Stream

This program seeks to strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles/collectives/groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work. The program’s geographic focus shifts each year with Victoria and Tasmania (2015) and Queensland and Northern Territory (2016) having already participated in the program. The 2017 focus will be announced late in 2016.

Grants:
Between $20,000 and $50,000, split into to payments, over two financial years.

Education

Large Grants Program

The focus area of the Education Large Grants Program is enhancing teacher quality and effectiveness.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Large Grants Program.

Capacity Building Stream

Through its Capacity Building Stream the Education Program seeks to build the capacity of schools to improve the quality of their teaching and the effectiveness of their teachers.

Eligibility:
State schools and low-fee independent schools in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland
Schools with an ICSEA of 1000 or below.
Grant Size:
Grants of up to $60,000 will be available, and may be may be expended over up to two years.
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Small Grants Program

The Education Small Grants Program aims to provide a quick response to community needs, and supports projects that aim to improve educational outcomes for 0-25 year olds.

Eligibility:
Applications must address at least one of the following priority areas:

Disadvantaged young people
Culturally and linguistically diverse young people
Young people in rural and regional communities
Grant Size:
Grants are capped at $10,000 and are for a 12 month period only. The requested amount may be part of a budget of up to $50,000.

Poverty & Disadvantage

Large Grants Program

The focus area for the Poverty & Disadvantage Large Grants Program is young people aged from 12 to 23 years living in or transitioning out of out-of-home care.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Poverty & Disadvantage Large Grants Program.

Capacity Building Stream

Through its Capacity Building Stream the Poverty & Disadvantage Program aims to enhance the capacity of organisations working with young people aged from 12 to 23 years living in or transitioning out of out-of-home care.

Eligibility:
Not-for- profit and community-based organisations located and headquartered in Australia
Organisations working within this Program’s single focus area
Annual revenue of less than $15 million.
Grant Size:
Grants of between $25,000 and $100,000 will be available.

Small Grants Program

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.

Eligibility:
Communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians
Asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia
Children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their well-being.
Grant Size:
Grants are capped at $10,000 and are generally made for a 12 month period only. The requested amount may be part of a budget of up to $50,000.

Sustainability & Environment

Large Grants Program

The generation and preservation of urban landscapes is the current focus area for the Sustainability & Environment Committee.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Large Grants Program.

Capacity Building Stream

This stream is currently being developed. Guidelines for this stream will be published in September 2015.

Other Programs

Myer Innovation Fellowships

The Myer Innovation Fellowships will support Australia’s brightest, self-directed leaders to forge breakthrough solutions and articulate actionable ideas which compel our community to respond.

Eligibility:
Fellowships are awarded to individuals with a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking, and ability to turn ideas into action.
Grant Size:
$100,000 stipend plus up to $30,000 in project-related support.

Merlyn Myer Fund

From 2013, Dame Merlyn Myer’s four granddaughters will acknowledge her interest in the well-being of women through the Merlyn Myer Fund program.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Merlyn Myer Fund.