Community Grants Program

The aim of the Community Grants Program is to support innovative programs that will have a lasting impact on communities throughout Victoria.

The Foundation has a number of key focus areas in this program: 

Ageing

  • Supporting housing initiatives for older women
  • Addressing the social isolation of older people

Disability

  • Supporting housing initiatives for people with a disability;
  • Innovative approaches to employment for people with a disability

Building Capacity

  • Addressing poverty and disadvantage through supporting small grass-roots charitable organisations to develop innovative ways of becoming more effective, efficient and sustainable

Preference is given to applications which are:

  • Seeking funding for a new idea or approach to achieving positive social change in the areas described above
  • Enjoy good community support and involvement, particularly of volunteers
  • Are focused on clear, positive outcomes for people experiencing financial or social disadvantage
  • Demonstrate a good understanding and knowledge of the people the project/ program hopes to assist; and
  • Have a plan for financial sustainability

The 2021 Community Grants round is now closed.  The next round will be August 2022. 

Small Community Grants

Please note that the Foundation is also offering small grants (up to $10,000), under any of the key focus areas above, to provide funding for items including:  infrastructure, software, brokerage, equipment, training and costs associated with encouraging and maintaining volunteers.

The 2021 Small Community Grants round is now closed.  The next round will be August 2022.