Dust Diseases Board grants

The Dust Diseases Board funds research and support services for people affected by dust diseases through grants, scholarships and fellowships.

The Dust Diseases Board has been funding grants since 1983 with the aim to reduce the risk of dust diseases and improve outcomes for people who have a dust disease, and their families.

A total of 37 grants with a funded value of $8.47 million were approved by the Dust Diseases Board between 2016 and 2021. See below for current funding opportunities.

About us

Grant funding

The Dust Diseases Board aims to make a positive difference to those impacted by hazardous dust exposure and dust diseases through the delivery of the following grant funding streams. These help deliver a range of positive outcomes to affected workers across the disease lifecycle.

Annual funding rounds


  • Support Organisation Grants: August 2023–September 2023
  • Ideas to Action and Focus Grants: November 2023–January 2024.

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