Seeding Strengths Grants
Over the next 12 months, we will distribute $200,000 to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations fighting injustice and building Blak power.
Please note that 2023 Grant Round 1: Campaign, movement or project based, has now closed. Applications for Rapid Response Grants are open all year round.
Seeding Strength Grants are two $100k rounds ($200k total) of funding available in 2023 open to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (16-35) and organisations fighting injustice and building Blak power across the country.
We are offering two types of grants in both rounds:
A total of $200,000 in funding will be distributed in 2023.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people and their campaigns, movements and projects need financial backing to win campaigns, and achieve the self-determined, long term change they want to see.
Seeding Strength is designed to shift resources through grant-making, increasing philanthropic connections and supporting initiatives to secure ongoing sustainable funding for long term change.
Applications for Rapid Response grants are open for all of 2023. You can apply anytime.
|Applications open||20 January|
|Online info session||3 February|
|Applications close||17 February, 5pm|
|Recipients announced||13 March|
|Funds released||Mid-Late March|
Seeding Strength Grants are open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people and organisations led by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people aged 16-35.
We will prioritise applications from grassroots and not-for-profit campaigns, projects, organisations and movements.
Applications for 2023 Round 1, Campaign, movement or project based have now closed.
You can apply for Rapid Response Grants at any time during 2023, using the form below.
If you have questions or want more information about Seeding Strengths you can email them to Meriki Onus (she/her) at email@example.com.
Seeding Strengths is fully funded by FYA. FYA is investing $2.3 million into our dedicated First Nations work over 3 years (2021-2023).
Our First Nations team will be in touch within 7 business days to follow up. After this initial chat you’ll be invited to do a more detailed application (including a breakdown of budget) and/or interview.
Our selection panel will then determine the recipients, who will then be notified and the funds released for their spending.
Grant recipients will be selected by a panel of three First Nations people from our First Nations Governance Group. These are all young mob aged under 35 years. You can read more about our First Nations Governance Group here.
Priority will be given to grassroots and not-for-profit campaigns, projects, organisations and movements.
We will also aim to fund a diverse mix (age, ability, gender, mobs) of people and projects recognising that there are multiple layers of discrimination and injustice for intersectional mob.
We select grant recipients based on the following criteria here.
Successful recipients will: