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

Funding to purchase equipment, that provide safe and inclusive environments for children of all needs and abilities across Victoria

CLOSING 15 March 2022

Open to non-profit and government early childhood centres

DETAILS: https://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/building-blocks-grants-inclusion

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 $10,000 to encourage communities to improve, enhance, or celebrate their local neighbourhood or business precinct. This program mainly works with community groups to support local events, services and projects.

CLOSING 15 Mar 2022

Open to wide variety of non-government applicants

DETAILS: https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community-support-funding/matching-grants

Up to $200,000 for financial support to eligible organisations to assist in the staging of events and festivals held within the City of Adelaide boundary that drive visitation, spend and vibrancy for the city.

CLOSING 30 April 2022

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

DETAILS: https://www.experienceadelaide.com.au/about-aeda/funding-grants/events-festivals-sponsorship-program/

Funding of $35,000 per Brisbane City Council Ward allocated to community events, projects, activities that contribute to Brisbane Vision for a friendly and safe, active and healthy, clean and green, or vibrant and creative city.


CLOSING 17 June 2022, or earlier if funding is fully allocated

Open to schools, community groups, and others


DETAILS: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-and-safety/grants-awards-and-sponsorships/community-grants/lord-mayors-community-fund/guidelines

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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Up to $50,000 for community-led projects that will provide more opportunities for Victoria’s children and young people, and families, through food, art and play, .

CLOSING 17 March 2022

For Local Government, Non-Profits, Community and Sporting Associations, among others (see guidelines)

DETAILS: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/Future-Healthy-JumpStart#overview

In partnership with Lend Lease, five grants of $2000 to support a variety of programs, including activating the public space of the King Street Precinct in Brisbane


CLOSING 29 April 2022

Open to non-profit community groups with a current ABN


DETAILS: https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/ (other grants listed here too)

Up to $10,000 for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities

Round 4 CLOSING 31 MAY 2022

Open to play groups, sporting groups, non-profit organisations serving communities with populations under 15,000

DETAILS: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/