Grant and Funding Resources

Featured Grants and funding for July and August 2019

Jack Brockhoff Foundation Community Grants

Funding Body: Jack Brockhoff Foundation
Closing Date: 29th August 2019
Grant amount: between $10,000 and $20,000
Areas of support: Housing for older women; social isolation of older people; disability housing and employment; capacity building for small organisations working to address poverty and disadvantage.

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2019 Community Grants

Funding Body: Australia Post
Closing Date: 4 August 2019
Grant amount: Up to $10,000
Grant purpose: 

  • Help people connect with each other through group activities (e.g. volunteering programs, civic engagement and environmental activities)
  • Reduce barriers to participation in community life (e.g. transport, ability to pay, or access to community spaces), or
  • Develop skills and leadership capability to strengthen community networks

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Bennelong Foundation (First Stage EOI)

Funding Body: Bennelong Foundation
Closing Date: 9 August 2019
Grant Amount: $10,000 – $50,000
Grant Purpose: To enhance community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change. Key areas of focus are: Target Communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, refugees, newly arrived migrants, CALD communities, and communities experiencing socio-economic disadvantage; Education, Training and Employment; Communit Health and Social Wellbeing.

Supporting Stronger Communities – Round 2

Funding Body: Sydney Myer Fund and ANHCA
Opening Date: 28th July 2019
Closing date: 30 August 2019
Grant amount: Up to $10,000
Grant Purpose: Grants for metropolitan Neighborhood Houses to tackle poverty and disadvantage in local communities.
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One for some of your user groups…

Funding Body: Bank of Melbourne
Closing Date:4th August 2019
Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Limitations: Must receive less than 40% of income from government funding
Grant Purpose: Delivering sustainable benefits to the Melbourne community.
Click here for more information.

Disability and Self Help grants

Funding Body: Victorian Government
Closing Date: 12th July
Grant amount: Up to $10,000 over two years
Grant Purpose: To support people with disabilities live independently, participate in community, develop peer supports and access information and education.

Council Grants

Wyndham Council: Grants information session on  Monday 22nd July. Click here to register
Hobsons Bay council have a few different grants open until 31 July. Click here for more information
Maribyrnong Council: 17th July: Community Strengthening Grants round opens
Moonee Valley: July 2019: New partnership and infrastructure grants. Click here for moreinformation


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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