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: 


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


  • 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

Please note that from 2021 this grants program will be invitation only. 

All queries should be directed to