Grants Information

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How to find a grant




Grants are available from all levels of Government and private foundations, for a range of activities and projects. There are hundreds of grants available at different times of the year; the key is knowing where to look. There are a number of resources that are an online database of grants that are available and potential grant opportunities. You may wish to add the following sites to your favourites to seek new opportunities for your community organisations in 2013.

Tips on applying for Grants

  • Continuously seek grant opportunities
  • Keep ongoing contact with organisations that award grants
  • Decide who will receive information on grants, who will write the proposals and who will manage the grants
  • Plan how the grant will be integrated into your overall plans
  • Read carefully and follow the application directions
  • Be specific and concise with information in the grant application
  • Grant applications must be easy to read
  • Give reason for the need of the grant. Identify the problem to be addressed then narrow the focus to the precise use of the grant
  • Present the standards for the program. What is the target for success and how will it be measured?
  • Give a future for the program once the grant is complete
  • Include a budget; specify administrative and program costs
  • Providing a high quality document and addressing all key elements will increase success
  • Get support from elected officials, business leaders and community leaders
  • Follow all grant proposal submittal requirements. These can vary for each grant.
  • Do not miss deadlines

Good luck.



Featured grants



DPCD Country Football and Netball Program, Emergency: sporting and recreational equipment, Significant sporting events

  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations including: change room facilities for players and umpires of both genders; development or upgrading football playing fields; development or upgrading of netball facilities; development or upgrading of lighting facilities.

  • Open up to 3 months after the loss or damage.

These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.

The Significant Sporting Events Program will help sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.


FRRR Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program

This small grants program will offer up to $400,000 in grants to benefit people in small rural and remote Australian communities. The program will offer up to $400,000 per round  in grants up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities, with populations of 10,000 or less,  living in small rural and remote locations in Australia, contributing to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas. The program is open twice a year, and closes at the end of March and September. 



Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government



The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • develop solutions to local and national problems
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship.



Our Community



Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia's 600,000 not-for-profit community groups and state, private and independent schools, as well as practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government.



Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal



The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

To champion the economic and social strength of Australia's regional, rural & remote communities through partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and governments.



Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


FaHCSIA works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to manage a diverse range of programs and services designed to support and improve the lives of Australians. Commonwealth funding is a great way of helping your community expand, develop or start a project.



Department of Business and Innovation



The Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) helps grow Victoria’s diverse and vibrant economy by supporting pro-business policies and programs and the development of innovative industries.






The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, best known as VicHealth, works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives.


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