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Community grants

Current grants available

This list contains just some of the grants available for community groups to consider. Further grants can be found on various grant websites and in announcements from funding providers, peak bodies and professional associations.

Vulnerable Victorians Program

Supports proposals that focus on the alleviation of disadvantage and poverty for Victorians, particularly contributing to better housing and employment outcomes.

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This grant is provided by William Buckland Foundation.

Grant amount

$50,000 - $600,000

Grant deadline

Monday 3 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit William Buckland Foundation: Vulnerable Victorians.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage by involving people in projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. Projects should promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service in shaping the nation.

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This grant is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Grant amount

$10,000 - $150,000

Grant deadline

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Community Grants Hub: Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

ARTC Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program

ARTC Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program supports one off community-initiated projects or events. The short-term activity should contribute to the community's wellbeing and focus on one or more of Inland Rail’s priorities and core values.

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This grant is provided by Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

Grant amount

$1,000 - $4,000

Grant deadline

Monday 31 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit ARTC- Inland Rail: Sponsorships and Donations.

Gambling Research Program

The Foundation awards research grants for areas of study that will build on our knowledge of how gambling affects the Victorian community, inform the advice we provide to government, and influence the strategies and activities we support to address harm. Research should focus on understanding the individual and population journeys towards and away from gambling harm.

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This grant is provided by Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Grant amount

$50,000 - $150,000

Grant deadline

Thursday 27 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation: Gambling Research Program.

National Indigenous Australians Agency — Community Initiated Grants

Under the IAS, the Agency considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Proposals should be developed with the target community or group the activity will impact.

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This grant is provided by National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Grant amount

Unspecified

Grant deadline

Sunday 30 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit National Indigenous Australians Agency: Community Initiated Proposals.

Small Regional Presenters

Small Regional Presenters is a funding program that supports regional communities to program and present shows in their area. It also reinforces skills development and capacity building by encouraging presenters to develop long-term plans and audience development strategies.

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This grant is provided by Regional Arts Victoria.

Grant amount

$15,000

Grant deadline

Monday 10 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Regional Arts Victoria: Small Regional Presenters.

Improve Your Health Grant

Delivery of community-based fall prevention projects from March 2023 to May 2023 that consider the key messages and calls to action of the Stay On Your Feet, Improve Your Health campaign.

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This grant is provided by Injury Matters.

Grant amount

$5,000

Grant deadline

Friday 14 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Injury Matters: Improve Your Health Grant.

Homes for Homes Funding

Homes for Homes takes an open and flexible approach to the type of housing projects it will fund and invites applicants to present projects that best address housing issues in their area. Project applications should demonstrate they will deliver an increase in social and affordable housing supply.

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This grant is provided by Homes for Homes.

Grant amount

$100,000

Grant deadline

Friday 14 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Homes for Homes: Homes for Homes Funding.

Climate Action Network Australia — Small Grants

Supports small organising projects that educate and organise new and diverse voices to advocate for a rapid transformation to net zero emissions using principles of climate justice.

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This grant is provided by Climate Action Network Australia.

Grant amount

$500 - $10,000

Grant deadline

Sunday 16 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit CANA: Small Grants Program.

GiveOUT Day 2022

Supports any projects, community groups or organisations directly benefiting or celebrating LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia. GiveOUT Day is scheduled to take place on the third Friday in October each year. The next GiveOUT Day will occur on Thursday 20 October 2022.

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This grant is provided by GiveOUT.

Grant amount

$1,500

Grant deadline

Thursday 20 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit GiveOUT: GiveOUT Day 2022.

Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grant

The program aims to support agricultural and pastoral societies (societies) by providing funding to stimulate community involvement across Victoria in activities that promote agriculture. These may include infrastructure development and business activities that stimulate local business, industry and production.

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This grant is provided by Agriculture Victoria.

Grant amount

$10,000

Grant deadline

Friday 21 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Agriculture Victoria: Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grant.

Sustainable Finance Mechanism – Repayable Grants

Sustainability Victoria is supporting community groups through the Sustainable Finance Mechanism – Repayable Grants, established under the Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Fund. The fund aims to provide zero-interest loans for implementation-ready, community clean energy projects. The grants are to be repaid within 5 years from cost savings or income generated from the project.

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This grant is provided by Sustainability Victoria.

Grant amount

$30,000 - $1,000,000

Grant deadline

Monday 31 October 2022

Where to apply

Visit Sustainability Victoria: Sustainable Finance Mechanism – Repayable Grants.

Victoria Law Foundation Small Grants

Small Grants help deliver projects that support community needs and improve understanding of the justice system. One-off projects should address legal issues for a specific community or an area of law. Pilot projects should offer new approaches to delivering legal information.

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This grant is provided by Victoria Law Foundation.

Grant amount

$5,000

Grant deadline

Friday 30 June 2023

Where to apply

Visit Victoria Law Foundation: Small Grants.

Nature Fund — General Stream

Projects need to demonstrate a high impact contribution to improving Victoria’s biodiversity and supporting the conservation of Victoria’s threatened species — for example, leading to the improvement in the conservation status of a listed threatened species.

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This grant is provided by Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

Grant amount

From $20,000

Grant deadline

Ongoing with current Government

Where to apply

Visit DELWP: Nature Fund.

Nature Fund — Caring for Country Stream

Supports actions led by Traditional Owners. Under this stream, proposals from Incorporated Victorian Traditional Owner organisations or Aboriginal Victorian organisations will be accepted to stop the decline of native plants and animals and improve the state’s natural environment.

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This grant is provided by Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

Grant amount

From $20,000

Grant deadline

Ongoing with current Government

Where to apply

Visit DELWP: Nature Fund.

This page was last updated on 29 September 2022.