Community Grants and Support

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Current Grant Opportunities:




Round 1 - 2022/2023 Council Event Sponsorship - OPENING SOON

  • Round 1 Opens: 5 September 2022
  • Round 1 Closes: 30 September 2022

To be eligible for sponsorship – in-kind, financial, or both from Council, Event Applicants will need to submit both Form 1 and Form 2.

Event Applicants will be advised if they are successful in their application for sponsorship for their event once all applications have been reviewed and a determination is made by Council.

For more information, click here


Tucker Foundation Grants

  • Grant amount: Up to $25,000
  • Who can apply: Any charitable organisation which is entitled to be exempt entities as defined in Section 995-1 (1) of the lncome Tax Assessment Act.
  • Applications close: 19th August 2022

About the grant: Much of their funding is allocated to small scale, grassroots groups that are well placed to make a real difference but have limited resources and often struggle to find funding. They prioritise groups who are entirely or predominantly run by volunteers.

For more information, click here


Strengthening Rural Communities

Round 14
Closes: 30 August 2022
Three funding streams are available:

  1. Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC): two tiers – grants up to $10,000 and grants up to $50,000 to respond to ongoing impacts and recovery from the COVID pandemic;
  2. Bushfire Recovery: grants up to $25,000 for 2019/20 bushfire recovery; and
  3. Small & Vital: grants up to $10,000 for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places, and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services. Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials. Organisational capacity building. Community resource development. Supporting, training or attracting volunteers.
Events and activities to reconnect the community. Enhancing community spaces to increase community use. Developing services and support to assist vulnerable people and people experiencing disadvantage. Purchase of equipment or resources to strengthen organisations that support communities. Community infrastructure projects.

For more information, click here


NAB Foundation Community Grant Program

  • Grant amount: up to $10,000
  • Who can apply: Australian charities, social enterprises, community organisations with a charitable purpose, local government or government-funded facility (such as a school or childcare centre) seeking funding for a program that furthers charitable purpose.
  • Applications close: 31 August 2022

About the grant: Grants are available for community-led projects that do one or more of the following: Readiness: help communities (people, environments, infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters; Recovery: help communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters; Future-proofing: reduce the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community's carbon emissions.

For more information, click here


Arts Projects – Organisations

  • Grant amount: $20,000 to $100,000
  • Who can apply: Only organisations may apply to this category
  • Applications close: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022. Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

About the grant: This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. Organisations can propose a single project, a suite of projects or annual programs of activity.

For more information, click here


Arts Projects - Individuals and Groups

  • Grant amount: $10,000 to $50,000
  • Who can apply: Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and a practicing artist or arts professional.
  • Applications close: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022. Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

About the grant: This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities.

For more information, click here


Suncorp Rebuilding Futures

  • Grant amount: up to $15, 000
  • Who can apply: not-for-profit organisation, project must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit, projects must benefit remote/rural or regional Australia
  • Applications close: 28 September

About the grant: This program seeks to support communities to strengthen their resilience through long-term recovery from a significant natural disaster by undertaking community-identified and community-led long-term recovery activities for public benefit.

For more information, click here


Lesbians Incorporated Community Grants

  • Grant amount: up to $1,000 per grant per round
  • Who can apply: Individual lesbians or lesbian based/lesbian-friendly non-profit organisations from throughout Australia are eligible to apply for funds. Applicants will need to demonstrate expertise or experience relevant to the project. If you are a Sole trader/business and have an idea for a project, you may apply as long as the project shows a clear benefit to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Applications close: 30 September 2022

About the grant: To be eligible for funding, projects must demonstrate that they meet an identified social, cultural, educational, health, welfare, recreational, personal development or legal need of the lesbian community; target discrimination against lesbians and/or aim to improve the civil rights and/or status of lesbians within the general community; aim to improve the access of lesbians to programs, services, activities and opportunities available to the general community; aim to increase the vocational training and/or employment opportunities of lesbians.

For more information, click here


Hamer Sprout Fund

  • Grant amount: Up to $5,000 is available per project, however more (up to $10,000) may be awarded in exceptional circumstances
  • Who can apply: An individual/organisation and/or community group; not-for-profit; offering activities, programs, projects and events to the general community without discrimination or restriction; demonstrating some level of fundraising and financial contribution to your activities, programs, projects and events (which may include financial or in-kind assistance that might be obtained from other parties in the form of support or sponsorship); tax deductible.
  • Applications close: 30 September 2022

About the grant: Our aim is to support projects and organisations that: promote innovation in environmental education, facilitate engagement in environmental action, advocate for environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between young people engaged in environmental leadership.

For more information, click here


Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

  • Grant amount:

Community Grants (CG): Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

Major Grants (MG): Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

  • Application closes: Batch 2 Grants currently open until 9:00 pm AEDT on 11 October 2022

About the grant: The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

For more information, click here


Harcourts Foundation – Australia

  • Grant Rounds:

Grant Round 55 – 4 August 2022 to 3 November 2022

Grant Round 56 – 4 November 2022 to 3 February 2023

  • Who can apply: organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status

About the grant: Grant applications must be for a specific community event, project, item, or initiative. Requests for the event, project, item, or initiative must be scheduled to occur within four months of the upcoming Grant decision meeting date (meetings are held in the month following the end of the quarter).

For more information, click here


Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants

  • Grant amount: Up to $750
  • Application closes: Monday November 14th, 2022
  • Who can apply: Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia. Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest. It is preferred that individuals / groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement..

About the grant: The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

For more information, click here


Large grants for storm and flood impacted regions - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $50,000.
  • Who can apply: local Councils, joint Organisation of Councils, schools, not-for-profit organisations, research or academic organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources, partnership programs, activities with schools, early childhood and NGOs

For more information, click here


Small grants program for regional NSW - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $500 to $10,000
  • Who can apply: community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Council, schools, neighbourhood centres
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources.

For more information, click here


Small Project Grants (Quick Response) for Individuals guidelines

  • Grant amount: $500 up to $5000
  • Who can apply: You must be as an individual or group, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and a residence of NSW or have resided in NSW over the last 12 months.

About the grant:

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) funding aims to enable artists, groups, and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers) to participate in outstanding and relevant time-sensitive opportunities. Contribute to the creation, development and/or presentation of new work. Improve the capacity of professionals working in NSW to become arts and cultural leaders.

For more information, click here








Current Grant Opportunities:




Round 1 - 2022/2023 Council Event Sponsorship - OPENING SOON

  • Round 1 Opens: 5 September 2022
  • Round 1 Closes: 30 September 2022

To be eligible for sponsorship – in-kind, financial, or both from Council, Event Applicants will need to submit both Form 1 and Form 2.

Event Applicants will be advised if they are successful in their application for sponsorship for their event once all applications have been reviewed and a determination is made by Council.

For more information, click here


Tucker Foundation Grants

  • Grant amount: Up to $25,000
  • Who can apply: Any charitable organisation which is entitled to be exempt entities as defined in Section 995-1 (1) of the lncome Tax Assessment Act.
  • Applications close: 19th August 2022

About the grant: Much of their funding is allocated to small scale, grassroots groups that are well placed to make a real difference but have limited resources and often struggle to find funding. They prioritise groups who are entirely or predominantly run by volunteers.

For more information, click here


Strengthening Rural Communities

Round 14
Closes: 30 August 2022
Three funding streams are available:

  1. Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC): two tiers – grants up to $10,000 and grants up to $50,000 to respond to ongoing impacts and recovery from the COVID pandemic;
  2. Bushfire Recovery: grants up to $25,000 for 2019/20 bushfire recovery; and
  3. Small & Vital: grants up to $10,000 for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places, and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services. Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials. Organisational capacity building. Community resource development. Supporting, training or attracting volunteers.
Events and activities to reconnect the community. Enhancing community spaces to increase community use. Developing services and support to assist vulnerable people and people experiencing disadvantage. Purchase of equipment or resources to strengthen organisations that support communities. Community infrastructure projects.

For more information, click here


NAB Foundation Community Grant Program

  • Grant amount: up to $10,000
  • Who can apply: Australian charities, social enterprises, community organisations with a charitable purpose, local government or government-funded facility (such as a school or childcare centre) seeking funding for a program that furthers charitable purpose.
  • Applications close: 31 August 2022

About the grant: Grants are available for community-led projects that do one or more of the following: Readiness: help communities (people, environments, infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters; Recovery: help communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters; Future-proofing: reduce the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community's carbon emissions.

For more information, click here


Arts Projects – Organisations

  • Grant amount: $20,000 to $100,000
  • Who can apply: Only organisations may apply to this category
  • Applications close: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022. Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

About the grant: This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. Organisations can propose a single project, a suite of projects or annual programs of activity.

For more information, click here


Arts Projects - Individuals and Groups

  • Grant amount: $10,000 to $50,000
  • Who can apply: Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and a practicing artist or arts professional.
  • Applications close: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022. Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

About the grant: This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities.

For more information, click here


Suncorp Rebuilding Futures

  • Grant amount: up to $15, 000
  • Who can apply: not-for-profit organisation, project must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit, projects must benefit remote/rural or regional Australia
  • Applications close: 28 September

About the grant: This program seeks to support communities to strengthen their resilience through long-term recovery from a significant natural disaster by undertaking community-identified and community-led long-term recovery activities for public benefit.

For more information, click here


Lesbians Incorporated Community Grants

  • Grant amount: up to $1,000 per grant per round
  • Who can apply: Individual lesbians or lesbian based/lesbian-friendly non-profit organisations from throughout Australia are eligible to apply for funds. Applicants will need to demonstrate expertise or experience relevant to the project. If you are a Sole trader/business and have an idea for a project, you may apply as long as the project shows a clear benefit to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Applications close: 30 September 2022

About the grant: To be eligible for funding, projects must demonstrate that they meet an identified social, cultural, educational, health, welfare, recreational, personal development or legal need of the lesbian community; target discrimination against lesbians and/or aim to improve the civil rights and/or status of lesbians within the general community; aim to improve the access of lesbians to programs, services, activities and opportunities available to the general community; aim to increase the vocational training and/or employment opportunities of lesbians.

For more information, click here


Hamer Sprout Fund

  • Grant amount: Up to $5,000 is available per project, however more (up to $10,000) may be awarded in exceptional circumstances
  • Who can apply: An individual/organisation and/or community group; not-for-profit; offering activities, programs, projects and events to the general community without discrimination or restriction; demonstrating some level of fundraising and financial contribution to your activities, programs, projects and events (which may include financial or in-kind assistance that might be obtained from other parties in the form of support or sponsorship); tax deductible.
  • Applications close: 30 September 2022

About the grant: Our aim is to support projects and organisations that: promote innovation in environmental education, facilitate engagement in environmental action, advocate for environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between young people engaged in environmental leadership.

For more information, click here


Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

  • Grant amount:

Community Grants (CG): Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

Major Grants (MG): Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

  • Application closes: Batch 2 Grants currently open until 9:00 pm AEDT on 11 October 2022

About the grant: The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

For more information, click here


Harcourts Foundation – Australia

  • Grant Rounds:

Grant Round 55 – 4 August 2022 to 3 November 2022

Grant Round 56 – 4 November 2022 to 3 February 2023

  • Who can apply: organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status

About the grant: Grant applications must be for a specific community event, project, item, or initiative. Requests for the event, project, item, or initiative must be scheduled to occur within four months of the upcoming Grant decision meeting date (meetings are held in the month following the end of the quarter).

For more information, click here


Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants

  • Grant amount: Up to $750
  • Application closes: Monday November 14th, 2022
  • Who can apply: Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia. Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest. It is preferred that individuals / groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement..

About the grant: The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

For more information, click here


Large grants for storm and flood impacted regions - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $50,000.
  • Who can apply: local Councils, joint Organisation of Councils, schools, not-for-profit organisations, research or academic organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources, partnership programs, activities with schools, early childhood and NGOs

For more information, click here


Small grants program for regional NSW - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $500 to $10,000
  • Who can apply: community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Council, schools, neighbourhood centres
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources.

For more information, click here


Small Project Grants (Quick Response) for Individuals guidelines

  • Grant amount: $500 up to $5000
  • Who can apply: You must be as an individual or group, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and a residence of NSW or have resided in NSW over the last 12 months.

About the grant:

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) funding aims to enable artists, groups, and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers) to participate in outstanding and relevant time-sensitive opportunities. Contribute to the creation, development and/or presentation of new work. Improve the capacity of professionals working in NSW to become arts and cultural leaders.

For more information, click here






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