15 September 2020
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Social Policy Section
This quick guide
provides links to select sources of financial assistance to community groups.
It does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.
Australian Government grants
grants—New South Wales
- Create NSW Arts, Screen and Culture offers a range of grants to cultural and community groups
involved in artistic
- The community
development website has links to
funding sources for community groups and projects from federal, state and local
government, as well as some philanthropic funds and companies.
The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects.
The ClubGRANTS scheme is funded by gaming machine revenue from NSW
clubs. This website provides information on the scheme and guidelines for
The Department of
Education and Training’s Community Grants Programs include funding for groups involved
in promoting community languages, education, Aboriginal community projects, and
programs assisting disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities.
NSW Grants Program provides funding
for projects and activities that promote community engagement, build community
harmony and social cohesion, and celebrate cultural diversity.
The NSW Environmental Trust offers
grants for projects that involve rehabilitating or regenerating the environment
or promoting environmental education and sustainability.
The Office of Sport provides
and recreation grants to ‘nurture sporting talent, help build
sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole’.
- Grantassist is
a guide to assistance and programs relevant to ‘communities, clubs and
- Grants SA is
‘a one-off project-funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit
community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and
quality of life for people living and working in South Australia’.
- Arts South Australia provides funding for community groups
involved in artistic
and cultural activities.
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing offers a range of sport-related grants and
scholarships for individuals and organisations.
Community Fund makes general grants
to community organisations as well as to particular initiatives that improve
the wellbeing, or assist in the social, environmental and economic development,
of Tasmanian communities.
The Department of State Growth provides loans and grants to businesses and
individuals to support professional and sector
A percentage of gaming profits in
Tasmania is paid into the Community Support Levy through which grants
are made to assist sport and recreation clubs and charitable organisations.
- Arts Tasmania funding and investment programs provide ‘grant programs for professional
artists, arts businesses and arts organisations’.
The Department of Communities Tasmania administers a range of community, sports and recreation grant programs
that support community development
- Business Tasmania provides links to a range of grants, funding and assistance.
grants—Australian Capital Territory
- ACT Government Grants list a wide range of grant programs under two
- Health and Community Wellbeing Grants support, among other things, health promotion; adult and community
education; community infrastructure; people with disability; the community
participation of older people; and cultural diversity, social harmony and inclusion.
- City and Territory Services Grants support a range of arts, environmental, heritage, sports and
The ANZ Community Foundation offers grants to support projects run by charitable
organisations for the benefit of local communities.
offers grants to community groups that provide support in the areas of health
and wellbeing, community safety and environment and education.
The CommBank Staff Foundation aims specifically to assist community groups with youth
programs focused on health, education and social inclusion.
The Community Enterprise Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group.
for Rural and Regional Renewal
provides a broad range of grant programs, each with the requirement ‘that
funds be used for a charitable purpose that benefits the residents of Australia’s
rural, regional or remote communities’.
- Good2Give allows charitable organisations to be placed on a
registry to be matched with corporate donors and sponsors.
The Ian Potter
Foundation makes grants nationally to
support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide
range of sectors and endeavours.
- Landcare Australia offers grants through a number of programs.
The Macquarie Group Foundation supports community
groups and activities in Australia and overseas.
The Mercy Foundation provides support for organisations involved in reducing inequality and
poverty in Australia.
- National Australia Bank provides community grants
to organisations nominated by employees. The NAB
Foundation is not currently seeking applications and does not take unsolicited
proposals for funding.
The National Foundation for Australian Women runs a program through which other women’s
groups can receive tax deductible donations and grants through their preferred
The National Library of Australia
offers grants to community organisations to assist with the preservation of
locally-owned but nationally significant collections of materials that are
The Optus Future Makers program provides grants to organisations to help develop technological
applications aimed at supporting disadvantaged youth.
The Peter Brock Foundation assists individuals in crisis and supports community
events and educational programs.
- Propel Youth Arts WA provides arts grants
for young people
in Western Australia aged between 12 and 26 years.
The Reichstein Foundation funds projects aimed
at advancing social justice
and social change.
Myer Fund & the Myer Foundation
provide grants in four key areas: the arts and humanities; education; poverty
and disadvantage; and sustainability and the
Foundation provides community
development grants for technological innovation projects aimed at children and
The Woolworths Group provides support to local community
organisations and charities.
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