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Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants 2022

Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Close Date & Time:
9-May-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
381001 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants 2022 aims to foster creativity and inquiry-based learning and support the development of STEM skills in students and youth under 18 years of age in design, engineering and programming, through hands-on learning.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • deliver maker projects where students and youth under 18 years of age can develop and apply their STEM knowledge through experimentation, tinkering and hands-on learning by engaging with a range of technologies
  • encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the delivery of hands-on STEM-related events and activities
  • inspire students to pursue STEM disciplines in their study and work
  • ensure that maker projects are accessible to as many young people as possible, including those in regional, rural and disadvantaged areas
  • make a positive and ongoing impact on youth under 18 years of age, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, including girls, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and youth living in regional, rural and remote locations, people with disability and people from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are for students and youth under 18 years to gain:

  • practical knowledge and skills in scientific experimentation, design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • increased access to STEM-related events and activities
  • positive and ongoing development of STEM skills through inquiry-based learning and participation in STEM events.

You can apply if you have an Australian business number (ABN) and are one of the following entities:

  • a company, incorporated in Australia
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  • an incorporated association
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • a government or non-government vocational education and training (VET) provider as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can’t apply if you are:

  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • an individual
  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • an unincorporated association
  • primary or secondary schools (however schools may benefit from activities)
  • a Commonwealth, state, territory or local government body (including government business enterprises)
  • a non-corporate Commonwealth entity
  • Parents and Citizens, Parents and Friends groups and equivalent bodies
  • any other organisation not included in section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

The further eligibility requirements are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $20,000.00 to $100,000.00

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