Grant and Funding Resources

Featured Grants and funding for August 2021

Scanlon Foundation Annual Community Grants 2021 

Closing Date: Friday 17th September 2021
Grant amount: up to $30,000
Areas of support:  The grants will support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion by addressing either of the following areas of focus:

1. Building pathways to employment; or
2. Increasing applied English literacy.

Click here for more information

Community Shade Grants Program – Round 6

Funding Body: Department of Health 
Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing date: 10th September 2021
Grant Purpose: To install permanent or removable shade structures for community facilities.
For guidelines and more information, please click here. 


CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund

Funding Body: Federation of Ethnic Communities council of Australia (FECCA)
Closing Date: Applications accepted until the end of January 2022. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022
Grant amount: Up to $5,000
Purpose: to ensure that all Australians, including those from CALD backgrounds, have access to information on the COVID-19 vaccination.

Find out more by attending the zoom webinar (register here) or downloading the guidelines here.

2021 Community Grants

Funding Body: Sisters of Charity Foundation
Closing Date: 30th September 2021
Grant amount: Up to $15,000
Grant purpose: 

Community grants support organisations who are working towards fighting poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression in their community. 

Click here for more information


Local Government Grants by area:

City of Melbourne: The Connected Community Grants 2022

Closing Date: 13th September 2021
Grant amount: Up to $20,000

• support the needs and aspirations of diverse communities in the municipality;
• empower local communities to identify and respond to issues;
• increase community connections and belonging to increase participation and progress equity and inclusion;
• build community capacity.

Find out more at a community information session here

Grant applications here

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

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 HereTo install permanet and t