Grants For Communities | Grants For Community Projects

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30 Nov 2023

Grants available for community groups and projects

Right now there are hundreds of grants for communities open and available nationwide, offering millions of dollars to support community-led projects.

Despite the number of grants out there, here at The Grants Hub we understand that finding relevant grants for community groups can feel overwhelming. That’s why our Grants Directory was created - to support grassroots community groups like yours and make finding grants easy. 

Whether your organisation is small and entirely volunteer run or you have paid staff with an office (and all of the operating costs that come with it), you may be eligible for nationwide community grants from philanthropic, corporate and government funding providers, as well as local grant programs targeting specific regional communities.

Below we’ve outlined categories of grants for communities - and how to find them.

What grants are available for community projects?

Who is eligible for grants for community groups?

  • Not for profit organisations

  • Welfare and social services

  • Health services

  • Schools and training services

  • Artists and arts collectives

  • Sporting clubs

  • Animal welfare groups

  • Environmental and landcare groups.

Where can I start looking for grants for communities?

There are many ways to find grants for communities. Our top three: 

Local governments: are major providers of community funding - check your local council website for grants and funding available in your region.

Community Foundations: offer place-based funding and networking opportunities

A Grants Directory: like The Grants Hub will help you save time and efficiently filter only for grants relevant to your needs.

Tips For a Successful Community Grant Application

Before you start working on your community grant application:

  • Check out our Fundraising & grant search tips for small organisations

  • Always make sure you’re eligible

  • Prioritise grants where you have a higher chance of success - e.g. more than a few grants will be made (a large ‘pool’ of funding) or only a few organisations are likely to be eligible (a small ‘pool’ of applicants)

  • Estimate how much time is required to compile the application against the total value of your request

  • Review the funding conditions to ensure you can meet the funding provider’s requirements, if successful

  • Consult with your community and collaborators before you apply

  • Connect with the funding provider with any questions.

By using this blog as a blueprint, we hope you’re feeling confident that finding and winning community grants is definitely within your reach!

Before you go, below are a few grants for community groups currently available:

National Shed Development Programme (NSDP)

Provides financial assistance to men's sheds across Australia.

Applications close 22 March 2024. 

View & Track Grant

Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program

Offers grants for not-for-profit community organisations that are providing access to information, technology, education, and facilities to support their communities to embrace new technologies and ways of working to build social capital and digital capability.

Applications close 27 March 2024.

View & Track Grant

SilverChef Community Grants Program

The SilverChef Community Grants Program is open to eligible Australian community groups that use hospitality or food services to help disadvantaged or under-served members of their local community.

Applications close 30 June 2024.

View & Track Grant

Nonprofit Technology Grant

Offers nonprofit organisations funds to procure technology to help maximise their impact.

Applications are Always Open.

View & Track Grant



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