Corporate and Non-Government Grants

ANZ Community Foundation

The ANZ Community Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

Grants of up to $30, 000 are available for projects that improve financial well-being, environmental sustainability, housing access and those that assist communities to thrive. 

Closes 16 April 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


iPromise Grants - environment grant for schools and P&Cs

The 2021 grant pool is $25,000 and all applications will be assessed by a panel of sustainability experts including members from the NSW Office of Planning, Industry & Environment.

Applications for this year’s grant should focus on ‘Energy Efficiency’.  High schools, primary schools, P&C's, early learning centres and community groups can apply for funding for projects that will help them conserve or reduce energy use and help your organisation to switch to renewable energy sources.  

Closes 25 June 2021

For grant guidelines and to view past successful projects, please click here.


Aurizon Community Grants

Charities and community groups with a project in the areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, environment or education that take place in regional areas are welcome to apply for up to $20, 000. 

Closes 30 April 2021

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NAB Foundation Community Grants

You can get up to $10,000 to fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following:

  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

Charities, social enterprises or organisations with a charitable purpose can apply for a grant to support a project, program or initiative. Examples of the kinds of initiatives we will fund include: 

  • education
  • training
  • emergency systems
  • preparedness plans
  • mental health support
  • infrastructure
  • equipment
  • business resilience
  • household resilience
  • urban greening
  • reducing climate risk.

A total of $1 million in grants is available in two grant award rounds in 2021.

The program also has a $200,000 prize pool. Up to six prizes per year will be awarded in 2021 to projects that intend to have a long-term social or environmental impact. 

There are two funding types:

  • Community Grants of up to $10,000, from a total pool of $1 million.
  • Prizes, from a total prize pool of $200,000. for recipients of Community Grants where the project intends to have a long-term social or environmental impact. This funding aims to support grantees replicate the project in other areas, scale it or measuring the impact. Applications can’t be submitted for prizes only.

Applications received from 23 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 will be assessed, and successful grantees will be notified in April 2021. Applications received from 1 April 2021 to 30 July 2021 will be assessed, and successful grantees will be notified in August 2021.

Closes 31 July 2021

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Wettenhall Small Environment Grants

Wettenhall is looking for projects around:
•flora and fauna conservation (Australia-wide)
•threatened mammal conservation (Australia-wide)

These projects should involve any of the following:
•monitoring, recording and sharing data
•delivering community education
•providing community capacity building (e.g. training)
•research and science

  • Projects must directly make positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia.
  • Projects should have some short term outputs but also have long term objectives and values.
  • Projects should show the following: enthusiasm, collaboration, passion, innovation.
  • We are most interested in projects that use citizen science or are about community education that leads to conservation.
  • You must be prepared to submit a final report when your project is completed.
  • Individual property owners will not be funded

There are four rounds every year for up to $10, 000. Opening 1 April, 1 July, 1 Oct and 1 Dec 2021.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants

This grant gives five Australian businesses the chance to win a grant worth more than $200,000. Each grant package includes $20,000 in cash, marketing support and advertising packages, mentorship from Amazon experts, and industry networking opportunities.

Closes 10 May 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Community Education Programme

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides a range of grants to organisations supporting Australian youth through programs that fall under two categories – Empowerment and Education, and Outreach and Support.

Since the grants were first awarded in 1994, Ansvar has contributed over $15 million to education and life skills programs reaching thousands of young people across Australia.

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories:

Programs within this category must provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community.
Programs within this category must support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Community Grant

Damien Greer Lawyers is inviting organisations via a non-competitive process to apply for a $2,500 Community Grant in 2021.

There are 2 grants available in the first round for 2021.

The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:

  • Helping the community in times of need 

  • Building community togetherness and a sense of belonging 

  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing  

  • Supporting community services and groups 

  • Nurturing the local environment

Organisations need to meet at least one of the below criteria:

  • Promote sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the community

  • Support health and wellbeing initiatives

  • Provide services in the local community

  • Facilitate community awareness and education programs

  • Support at-risk and/or in need individuals in the local community

The following organisations are of particular interest:

  • organisations involved in child wellbeing and child protection

  • non-government social services organisations

  • registered charities

  • domestic violence support organisations

  • non-government mental health organisations

Closes 30 June 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Australian Geographical Society Grant

There are two types of sponsorships available through the Australian Geographic Society:
  1. Project Sponsorships (up to $5000 in four categories: science, environment, adventure, community)
  2. Nancy Bird Walton Sponsorship for Female Adventurers (one grant of $5000)
The funding is awarded to an Australian woman planning to undertake an adventurous pursuit. The recipient of the sponsorship will be chosen by a panel made up of female adventurers, members of Nancy Bird Walton’s family and representatives of the Australian Geographic Society. All Australian female adventurers are eligible to apply for this grant.
For more information regarding sponsorship applications please contact the AG Society Administrator [email protected]
Closes 30 April 2021

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

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