Currently Open Grants

There are many grants available for community groups, businesses, schools, not for profits and individuals.

Applying for grants can be an effective way to raise vital funds for your initiative.


IMB Bank Community Foundation Grants Community

Grant opens: 01 May 2024

Grant closes: 14 Jun 2024

Calling not-for-profit community heroes who are helping build better, brighter communities: the IMB Bank Community Foundation has a $700,000 pool of funding available to help make a difference.

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St George Foundation Thrive Community Grant Not-for-profit

Grant opens: 13 May 2024

Grant closes: 23 Jun 2024

Thrive Community Grants provide smaller, local charities with one-off grants of up to $50,000 to assist children and young people to connect with friends, family and the community, participate in activities that build resilience, develop new skills, enrich lives, and create a sense of belonging.

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SilverChef Community Grants Program Not-for-profit

Grant opens: 01 Apr 2024

Grant closes: 30 Jun 2024

Each quarter eligible community groups that use hospitality or food services to help disadvantaged or under-served members of their local community are invited to apply for grants of $5,000 each.

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Grant Connect General

Grant opens: 01 Jan 2024

Grant closes: 31 Dec 2024

Here you can identify individual Grant Opportunities which may be of interest.

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Sports Australia (including Local Sporting Champions) Sport

Grant opens: 02 Jan 2024

Grant closes: 31 Dec 2024

Opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through the Australian Sports Commission.

You can find State and Territory and other funding opportunities on the Clearinghouse for Sport – Participation Grants and Funding for Sport and Recreation for Sport webpage.

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Australian Government Grants & Programs Finder General

Grant opens: 01 Jan 2024

Grant closes: 31 Dec 2024

If you’re doing business in Australia, this guided search finder will help you find grants, funding and support programs from across government.

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Previous Grants


Stronger Communities Programme Community

Grant opens: 01 Jan 2023

Grant closes: 17 Mar 2023

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.

The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

This grant is currently closed to applications.

Past rounds details:

2023–24 Volunteer Grants General

Grant opens: 01 Jan 2022

Grant closes: 31 Dec 2023

Volunteer Grants support the work of local community organisations by enabling the inclusion of vulnerable people and promoting awareness to increase participation in volunteering.

The Grant Opportunity Guidelines are on GrantConnect, with other supporting documentation to be published when the grant opportunity is open for application.


Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises Round 2 Business

Grant opens: 26 Feb 2024

Grant closes: 08 Apr 2024

The Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Round 2 provides eligible small and medium businesses up to $25,000 to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment to improve their energy efficiency.

The grant opportunity may close earlier than scheduled if funding is exhausted.

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2023 – 24 Investing in Women Program Not-for-profit

Grant opens: 05 Mar 2024

Grant closes: 08 Apr 2024

The Investing in Women Funding Program seeks to fund innovative projects that focus on the three pillars that align with the NSW Women’s Strategy (2023 – 2026), in particular pillars two and three; Health and Wellbeing, and Participation and Empowerment.

Projects must involve high-quality activity, engagement, and participation with focus communities of Women NSW.

For the first time, funding is available for projects that roll over multiple years to support growth and sustainability. Organisations that have demonstrated a strong track record in delivery and outcomes are eligible to apply for multi-year funding.

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Play Our Way program Sport

Grant opens: 18 Mar 2024

Grant closes: 29 Apr 2024

The Australian Government is providing $200 million for the Play Our Way program. The program will run over 3 years from 2024–25 to 2026–27.

The program will provide funding for local solutions and improvements that address participation barriers faced by women and girls. The following types of organisations can apply for funding through a competitive grant opportunity:

  • local governments
  • community organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • sporting organisations.

Successful organisations will use the grants to:

  • provide safe, inclusive, quality and sustainable facilities, equipment and initiatives
  • help women and girls to remain involved in sport and physical activity for life.

Applicants will be able to apply for funding under 2 streams:

  • Facilities
  • Participation and Equipment.
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Churchill Fellowship Individual

Grant opens: 01 Mar 2024

Grant closes: 01 May 2024

A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens and permanent residents a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to learn more about a topic or issue that they are passionate about. The amount of money awarded for every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare.

You don’t need an academic qualification to apply, in fact you don’t need to have finished school. You can do a Churchill Fellowship on any topic, provided there is a benefit to Australia and your community by you sharing your knowledge or skills.

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Small Projects Grants (quick response) – Individuals and Groups 2023/24 Creative

Grant opens: 15 Jan 2024

Grant closes: 20 May 2024

These grants support professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists, groups and arts and cultural workers (including museum workers). Grant amount is from $500 to $5,000.

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