Community Grants

NAIDOC Local Grants

The 2021-22 NAIDOC Local Grants Round is now open. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations can apply for funds to contribute to the cost of local NAIDOC activities.

NAIDOC activities should be held during or around NAIDOC week (3-10 July, 2022) and should align with the 2022 theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’.

The objectives of the program are to promote:

  • the expression, engagement and conservation of Indigenous Australians’ cultures
  • Indigenous Australians’ participation in the social and economic life of Australia through healing, and strengthening the capability, governance and leadership of Indigenous Australians, organisations and communities, and
  • broader understanding and acceptance of the unique place of Indigenous Australians’ cultures in Australian society. 

Applications close at 5:00 pm AEDT on 15 February 2022. More information can be found at

Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant equips for-profit and not-for-profit organisations with the support they need to create tangible social outcomes.  The fund allows them to secure investment capital to fast-track the growth and scale of their project which will solve a predominantly Australia-based social problem.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Readiness Fund and the following trusts in Equity Trustee's SIP Program; Trudy and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees and The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts.

Applications are encouraged from all organisations that focus on one or more of the following outcome areas:
•Early Childhood & Education
•Employment, Training & Participation
•Housing & Local Amenity
•Physical Health & Disability
•Family, Communities & Inclusion
•Mental Health & Well-being
•Income & Financial Inclusion
•Indigenous People.

Grants up to $140,000 are available.

Expressions of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For grant guidelines, please click here.