Congratulations Sponsorship Recipients!

Wow! What an impressive bunch of applications we received for Round Two of The Grants Hub's NFP Sponsorship Program. Many applicants put considerable time and thought into their application, so thank you!

There are now only a very small number of Sponsorships available, so get in quickly for Round Three (link to application form below).

Congratulations to the following successful organisations, who now have their grants searching sorted for the next 12 months:


A Brave Life
Allergy & Immunology Foundation of Australasia
Barkly Regional Arts
Bloomhill Cancer Care
Braidwood Youth Performing Arts Association
Breast Cancer Care WA
Burnet Institute
Cannonvale State School P&C
Children's University Australia
ChildSafe Limited
Concord Public School Parents and Citizens Association
Country Music Club of Boyup Brook WA
Crossenvale Community House
Cudgewa Football Netball Club
Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival
Darwin Animal Rescue Group Incorporated
Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre
Drought Angels
Enveco Association
Get Equip'd
Hills Community Harvest
Holdsworth Community
Illabo Sporting Bodies
Innari Aboriginal Homelessness Support
Inspired Buy


Kids in Philanthropy
Lighthouse Foundation
Maffra and District Landcare Network
Mallee Family Care
National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters Council
Neighbourhood Centre & Coolabaroo Housing Service
Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club
Moving A Head
Mudgeeraba Special School P&C Association
Multiple Birth Volunteer Support Foundation
National Ethnic Disability Alliance
North Coast Academy of Sport
Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
One Voice Hastings Homeless Support Group
Queensland Writers Centre
Rare Voices Australia
Riding for the Disabled in the Top End
RoundTrip Foundation
Shoe Boxes of Love
StreetWork Incorporated
Sydney Eisteddfod
The Beauty Bank Australia
The Long Walk Trust
Valued Lives Foundation
West Moonah Community House
Western Edge Youth Arts
Woodcraft Guild ACT


We're hiring!

The Grants Hub team is growing, and we’re excited to be advertising for a new Grants Research team member to join us.

We are looking for someone with a solid understanding of funding and grants in Australia, excellent research & analytical skills, honesty & integrity, self-motivation, high attention to detail and a desire to work remotely.

Key responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Grants research
  • Grants database management
  • Funding provider liaison
  • Sharing grant trends with relevant team members.

Additional potential areas of work, based on skills and experience, are outlined in the Position Description and include:

  • Preparing customised grant calendars
  • Developing systems to streamline grants research
  • Creating new and innovative ways of sharing grants information with our members.

This opportunity can be somewhat tailored to the right person, based on experience.

More details on the position and instructions on how to apply are available in the Position Description.

Applications close Thursday 31 August 2017.


Congratulations NFP Sponsorship Program Round One Recipients!

We are so pleased to be able to announce the successful Round One applicants of our 2017 NFP Sponsorship Program!

The applications were a reminder of the fantastically diverse range of organisations, sporting clubs and schools working hard to make a difference in the lives of individuals, groups and the environment throughout both Australia and overseas.

Like us, you may want to follow some of these organisations' Facebook pages or sign up to their newsletters. They are doing great work and it's great seeing their stories pop up in our social media pages.

Congratulations to the following successful organisations:

Prison Fellowship Australia

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Integrated Disability Support Services

Andrews Community Kindergarten

School for Life Foundation

Newcomb Power Football Club

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland

Rotary Club of Erina

Trafalgar Playgroup

Manly West Primary P&C Association

Blessed Be Bags


Geelong Inclusive Limited

Jewish House

Ubuntu African Foundation

Kidsafe NT

Good Medicine Projects

Epilepsy WA

Third Sector Australia Ltd (3SA)

Zone 15 Pony Club NSW

Ashwell State School

Noosa Landcare

Windang Surf Lifesaving Club

Survivor's R Us Incorporated

InterCountry Adoptee Voices

Alexandra & District Speedway

Waterlily Community Playscape

McGrath Foundation

Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre

Prison Network Ministries

Beachmere Scout Group

The Literature Centre

Pingala Community Renewables for Sydney Inc.


Applications for Round Two close Friday 11 August. With only 99 Sponsorships available, we would recommend applying sooner rather than later.

The August Grants Shortlist


There is a great mix of new grant funding available this month.

We have grants listed for children, writers, sports infrastructure, heritage, the arts, community development and even bus shelters. You'll find a shortlist of my top picks here.

We update and add to our Grants Directory almost every day. You can keep track of everything happening with this handy shortcut, which is a direct link to all grants most recently updated.

You'll need to be a member of The Grants Hub to benefit from our grants research. You might like to hear from some of our members to help you decide whether a membership is worth it or not.

Happy grants searching!

Founder & Managing Director

Top Pick of Business & Entrepreneur Grants


Did you know that we have over 300 grants listed for businesses? Our Grants Directory is constantly updated with the latest grants, and we follow national trends for business and entrepreneur grants.

At the moment, key target areas for business grants include manufacturing, agriculture, job creation, STEM and startups. There is also a growing number of grants for social enterprises and entrepreneurship.

We often get asked if there are grants available to fund basic business startup costs, such as laptops, business insurance and existing wages. To save you a lot of time and hassle, the short answer is no. Generally, business grants require a co-contribution, and most funding bodies want to see that a business has been in operation for a few years before they will award a grant.

However, if you're looking to expand into a new area, move into export, operate in a geographic region that is experiencing job loss, have a tech startup, want to improve your environmental practice, need a new business plan or even want to travel overseas for business acceleration purposes, then it's definitely worth watching grants and putting an application together.

View the Business & Entrepreneur Grants Highlights


Signup for a membership to The Grants Hub so you can keep track of all grants available.

Re-Vamped Infrastructure Grants Program

Liquor & Gaming NSW has revised their very popular Infrastructure Grants program.

The program now consists of the following three streams:

  • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project

  • Emergency Preparedness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project

  • Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project.

All dates for the next four funding rounds have been announced, which makes it very helpful for forward planning applications and infrastructure projects. The first round opens 1 August 2017.

A range of assessment criteria will be used to assess applications, however consideration will also given to applications which provide benefit to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Regional and remote communities
  • People with disability
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Add the grants to your Favourites, Compare or Calendar in The Grants Hub.

Read all the details on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.

Search over 1,200 grants on The Grants Hub.


Changes to School Arts Funding in Victoria


Creative Victoria has recently made some important changes to their Artists in Schools, Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools and Education Partnerships school residency programs. All three programs have now been merged into the new Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP) program.

Creative Learning Partnerships will allow Victorian schools to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations to provide students, teachers and creative professionals with diverse and challenging learning experiences.

Two funding streams will be available:

  • $10,000 for projects with one or two individual creative professionals working with the school for approximately 20 days
  • $35,000 for projects with an arts or cultural organisation working with the school for at least 20 days.

Applications will open 21 August and close 9 October 2017.

PLEASE make sure you take note of this change to one of Victoria's most popular school arts funding programs.

Find out more & apply.


Grant Update


Social Investment Grants Program

Up to $50,000

Aims to build resilience and capability for people experiencing homelessness or domestic and family violence.

Digital Literacy School Grants

From $10,000

Provides grants for project proposals that demonstrate innovative methods for driving enhanced digital literacy in schools with alignment to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant

Up to $100,000

Supports impact businesses and mission-driven organisations in their growth stage on the journey to investment readiness.

Norman Catts Trust

Unspecified Amount

Aims to support the schools and organisations involved in educating Aboriginal children.

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program

Up to $15,000

Focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

Mary MacKillop Foundation Community Grants

Up to $10,000

Partners with organisations who support Australia’s most vulnerable and marginalised people to improve their lives through education in all its forms.

Mason National Medical Program

Up to $100,000

Aims to help achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease through funding medical research principally into the causes, prevention and/or management of these diseases.




Community Rewards Program

Up to $20,000

Donates 10% of a registered Club member’s food and beverage spend to their chosen participating CRP partner. Donating up to a $20,000 per group cap, funds are calculated monthly and distributed quarterly.

(272 grants)



Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund - Small Grants

$2,500 - $66,666

Funds projects involving a basic level of planning. The total project cost for grant must not exceed $200,000.

(362 grants)



It's a bit quiet this week for new Northern Territory specific grants. Feel free to check National grants above or search all our existing listings.

(272 grants)



It's a bit quiet this week for new Tasmania specific grants. Feel free to check National grants above or search all our existing listings.

(305 grants)


Community Infrastructure & Cultural Precincts Program (2 grants)

Up to $750,000

Aims to help maintain existing community infrastructure, build new community infrastructure, or enhance cultural precincts for culturally diverse communities.

Club Capacity & Workforce Development Grants (3 grants)

Up to $3,000

Aims to assist with the upgrade/replacement of cricket facilities, support participation growth and develop the growing base of volunteers and administrators that manage clubs and associations across Victoria.

Social Cohesion Research Grants

Up to $75,000

Funds research projects support the evaluation of the effectiveness of policies and programs relating to social cohesion, community resilience and the prevention of violent extremism.

(556 grants)



iPromise Grants

Up to $8,000

Provides financial assistance to help schools, community organisations and businesses implement sustainability projects.

NSW Boating Now

Up to $17,000,000

Supports the delivery of new and improved boating facilities through partnerships with local councils and other organisations.

Opportunity Development Grants Program

Up to $5,500

Supports musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2017.

(510 grants)



We are Queensland Small Grants

$5,000 - $20,000

Funds ideas for initiatives that will create opportunities for families, communities or individuals to feel included and connected with the broader community.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

$500 - $35,000

Aims to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

(445 grants)



Independent Makers & Presenters Program (5 grants)

Up to $120,000

Supports skills and career development and the creation, development and presentation of new work by independent practising professional South Australian artists involved in literature, the performing arts or visual art, craft and design.

Contemporary Music Program (7 grants)

Up to $10,000

Aims to strengthen the South Australian contemporary music sector through long-term strategies that build on its national and international reputation acknowledged with pride at home.

(328 grants)