Grants & Funding

Supporting You to Create Amazing Unplugged Learning Spaces

Sometimes budgets aren't as big as you'd like...

Get creative and stretch your budget for playful learning resources with grants and other funding - and create the unplugged STEM/STEAM play space of your dreams!

We've done the searching for you, and are proud to offer a curated list of grants that align perfectly with Mud Kitchen's range of products. No matter your space, your project, or your goals, chances are there is a grant available to perfectly suit your needs!

Check out the list of grant opportunities below, find one (or more!) that fits, and click the link to discover the details.

* Please note these listings are for informational purposes only. Mud Kitchen is not affiliated with any external grant providers, and cannot take responsibility for the accuracy of listings. We encourage you to contact funders directly for the most complete information.

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Education & Youth Grants

Expand funding capacity for schools, preschools, early learning centres, P&C associations, OOSH programs, and special needs services.... redefining indoor and outdoor learning environments with equipment that sparks imagination, curiosity, and wonder.

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Several grants up to $5000 each to support not-for-profits and community groups that assist in a variety of key focus areas, including supporting youth development

Round 1 OPENING 14 March 2022

Round 1 CLOSING 15 April 2022

Round 2 OPENING 17 October 2022

Round 2 CLOSING 18 November 2022

For Non-government, community groups

DETAILS: https://www.raa.com.au/about-raa/community-programs/community-sponsorships/grassroots-giving

Events & Tourism Grants

Create amazing, inclusive, family-friendly community spaces with Big Blue Blue Blocks, Ramps, Rigamajig and more. Perfect for festivals, cultural precincts, portable playgrounds...

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Up to $500,000 supports events held in regional Victoria, showcasing our regional tourism strengths and building Victoria's reputation as an events destination.

Round 3
Opens: 02 May 2022
Closes: 30 Jun 2022


Round 4
Opens: 01 Aug 2022
Closes: 30 Sep 2022

Open to wide variety of applicants

DETAILS: https://corporate.visitvictoria.com/events/regional-events/regional-events-fund

From $10,000 in funding which supports free and accessible events in Melbourne that create memorable, engaging and innovative experiences for both locals and visitors.

Available to events or festivals that will contribute to the city’s vibrancy.

CLOSING 15 July 2022

For Business, Non-Government, Non-Profits, Individuals, and more

DETAILS: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/events-partnerships/Pages/event-partnership-program.aspx

Community & Culture

Enhance clubs, community halls, and other public facilities with inspiring large-scale loose parts that are flexible, adaptable, innovative, and provide alternatives to traditional static, in-ground play equipment. Big Blue Blocks are a favourite for these type of grants!

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$200,000+ to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Round 2 closes: 15 Jul 2022

Round 3 closes: 31 Oct 2022

Open tonon-profit groups, community and sporting groups, among others


DETAILS: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants

Through NSW Dept of Industry, supports projects that revitalise Port Kembla and surrounding areas for the benefit of the community through new infrastructure, upgrading of existing assets as well as encouraging visitors and tourism

Round 4
Opens: 01 Jul 2022
Closes: 31 Aug 2022

Open to ABN holders including Incorporated Association, Cooperative, Local Aboriginal Land Council, Wollongong City Council, NSW State Government agency or be a registered business, partnership or sole trader

DETAILS: https://www.nsw.gov.au/port-kembla-community-investment-fund

Up to $5,000 for the grant program's focus areas, including:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Education & Opportunity
- Enhancing Livelihoods
- Environment & Sustainability

CLOSING 15 July 2022

Open to non-profits, community groups and associations, among others

DETAILS: https://kestrelcoal.com/community-partnerships/