Grant and Funding Resources

Featured Grants and funding for May 2019

Melbourne Airport Grants

Up to $10,000 available to Neighbourhood Houses in a 40 km radius of Melbourne airport for proven community building projects. Grants open 4 June 2019, close 24th July 2019. See here for more information or phone (03)92971598.

Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work – VCOSS

The Victorian Government is creating an opportunity for up to 100 additional community
services organisations (‘participating organisations’) to be involved and benefit from the funding,
training and other capacity-building and capability-building resources. The project is designed to The project is designed to:
• Strengthen pathways for new workers into the specialist family violence and community services sector
• Build capabilities of students and graduates to be more “work-ready”.

EOI applications close on 22 May 2019. See here for more information.

2019 Community Sector Banking Social Investment Grants Program National

Grants should build sector capability, capacity and foster collaboration that focuses on the alleviation of issues, rather than the issue itself. Leveraging partnerships with a holistic approach rather than separate silos. For not-for-profit organisations with income between $50,000 and $5,000,000.

Closes 31st May 2019. Click here for more information.

Helen McPherson Smith Trust Impact Grant

Impact Grants respond to large funding requests for well-developed initiatives. Impact Grants involve a longer and more complex 3-stage application process and there is a 4-month turnaround from the Expression of Interest (EOI) closing date to notification.

$91,000 – $200,000 available for projects offer broad benefits to the sector.

Closing date: 6th June 2019.

Click here for more information

Leader Local Grants

$1,000 microgrants towards ‘Improving your community’. Apply to  Closes May 31st, 2019.

ANHCA Public Fund for DGR can be used by Neighbourhood Houses to accept tax deductible donations ($100 or over) or apply for grants from philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations requiring DGR (deductible gift recipient) tax status. For more info on the Fund: Click Here

List of Grants relevant to Neighbourhood House Sector  in the Western Metro Region – Updated May 2019 Click Here

Funding Centre – an enterprise of Our CommunityTools, tips, ideas and latest grant information. Membership from $85 per annum. Click Here

Victorian Government Grants Directorya database of grants and assistance within the the State of Victoria. Includes information on community, education, legal and business grants. Click Here

Grantsearch – A comprehensive funding database, with over 4000 entries in the areas of grants and scholarships for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects. Subscription from $32.95 for 1 user.  Click Here

Directory of Funders – Philanthropy Australia a listing of more than 200 grant-making organisations. Cost: $110 per annum. Click Here

GrantGuru Community Free searchable listing of nation-wide grants for community based and not for profit organisations. Click Here

Crowdfunding – New Guidance – ACNC

Although crowdfunding has the potential to provide great benefits for charities and donors, there are some aspects of the practice that people need to consider before embarking on a campaign or donating to a cause. To assist donors and charities, ACNC have published guidance on this emerging fundraising practice. Download the Crowdfunding and Charities Guide Here

Ian Potter Foundation – Key Learnings of  grant recipients
Key questions to think through before preparing grant applications in the following areas:
Community Wellbeing
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