Corporate and Non-Government Grants

You Grow Girl - Netball Grants

Woolworths ‘You Grow Community’ grants program wants to support netball clubs and associations by giving away $250,000 worth of funding.

Netball clubs and associations can seek funding to assist with developments/improvements to their community, whether that be through:

•Upgrading facilities
•Developing skills
•Purchasing equipment
•Supporting their club's members

There are 125 x $2,000 grants.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Grants to End Homelessness 2021

This program provides grants for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that will contribute to the goal of ending homelessness by supporting housing first and permanent supportive housing solutions.

Projects that focus on ending and preventing older women’s homelessness and women who experience chronic homelessness are priority areas for the 2020 – 2021 program.

Grants range from $5,000 up to $50,000 for any single year, with grants likely to be averaging $20,000 – $30,000.

Older women are the fastest-growing cohort to experience homelessness in Australia.

Chronic homelessness is defined as an episode of homelessness lasting 6 months or longer or multiple episodes of homelessness over a 12 month period or more. People who experience chronic homelessness are likely to have 'complex needs'.

Closes 2 November 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


St George Foundation Community Grant

St.George Foundation’s annual Inspire Grant provides one organisation each year with up to $600,000 (up to $200,000 each year for 3 years) to support innovative, education-based programs.

For more information, please click here.


St George Foundation Community Grant

St.George Foundation has two Community Grant funding rounds each year where selected, eligible Australian children’s charities are granted up to $50,000. Community Grants aim to support grassroots projects that brighten the lives of children experiencing physical, social or economic disadvantage.

St George is looking for organisations who partner with small community organisations that attract little funding from the government and who aren’t big enough to generate significant fundraising income on their own.

To be eligible for funding your organisation will:
•Focus your efforts on children in Australia under the age of 24 years.
•Be located in NSW, ACT, QLD or WA.
•Have an annual gross revenue of less than $5M.
•Receive less than 40% of your income from state, federal or local government funding (unless you have an income less than $1M per annum, in which case your government funding can exceed 40%).
•Provide recent, audited financial statements, signed by the auditor.
•Be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30–15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997.

Your project will need to focus on:
•Early intervention
•Educational equipment and assistance
•Youth workers
•Recreational and respite programs
•Counselling and therapy
•Medical equipment

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Groundswell - funding organisations tackling the Climate Crisis

This grant funds not-for-profit organisations who:

Build the movement – activate new and strategic demographics or sectors to get involved in tackling the climate crisis;

Change the story – build urgency for stronger action from trusted voices in our community;

Shift the money – dry up the pipeline of funding to fossil fuel companies;

Change the politics – enable greater leadership within state and federal Governments

In consideration of the need to balance both long and short term gains, Groundswell grant rounds rotate between two types:

•Project / campaign funding - funds to pay for specific climate advocacy projects carried out by people or organisations, such as an event, training, report, piece of polling, research or a communications tactic like advertising. Groundswell does project funding as part of our donors’ learning journey because it’s an easy entry point into understanding climate advocacy.

•Core, unrestricted funding – the grant recipient has the discretion to use the funds wherever they’re most needed. This often means paying for staff and costs related to them doing their jobs well, like budgets for communications, meetings, training and professional development, technology costs like constituent relationship management systems, media monitoring, and bringing in contractors to accelerate big pieces of work or react to opportunities that come up.

$10, 000 for a small grant

$40, 000 for a major grant

For-profit businesses are ineligible.  The funding is targeted at advocacy work.

Closes 12 October 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Mazda Foundation Grants

This program aims to support community-based organisations by providing funding for projects that fall within the nominated priority areas.

The Foundation’s aims and objectives include (but are not limited to) the provision of financial aid to funds, authorities and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts and which provide assistance:

  • To young people through education and employment skills development, with particular emphasis on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • In the advancement of education and achievement of excellence at all levels in the community.
  • In the development of technology, to help improve Australia’s international competitiveness.
  • Towards the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.
  • To address community needs identified by the Mazda Foundation from time to time.
  • In research, feasibility, surveys and other background work in relation to any of the above aims and objectives.

The Foundation currently has two priority areas of focus:
Priority 1: Projects that support children with physical and/or mental disabilities or their carers.
Priority 2: Projects that support elderly people suffering from mental disabilities (including dementia) or their carers.

There are no set minimum or maximum funding limits.

Any project notification received by the Foundation will be considered at the Foundation’s Board meetings held in April and October per year. As such, project notifications must be submitted for notification by 31 March and 30 September each year.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Australian Visual Artists’ Benevolent Fund

This grant provides limited financial assistance to visual artists faced with financial difficulty as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience.

The Fund may receive requests from:
- Artists whose studios and/or entire bodies of work have been destroyed (e.g. as the result of fire, flood, storm, earthquake)
- Artists who have suffered a major injury in their studio
- Artists suffering illnesses that impact on their ability to maintain their artistic practice
- Artists severely impacted in their practice by a declared state or national emergencies, such as losing a critical work opportunity as the result of an event or activity cancelled because of COVID-19.

It is not intended that the Fund should be used merely as a means of coping with current financial needs or to pay outstanding debts. Rather, the aim of the Fund is to support artists experiencing some form of crisis to continue to maintain their artistic practice, despite the debilitating experience that has befallen them. 

Funding is in the form of a one-off payment of $2,000.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


If your organisation would like to have its community funding opportunities listed on this website, please email Zali's Grants Officer.