Corporate and Non-Government Grants

St George Foundation COVID-19 Grant

St.George Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding is providing emergency payments of up to $5000 for approved charities who are experiencing immediate funding pressures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 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.


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.

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Westfund's Community Grants

Westfund Health Insurance is offering up to $120,000 in annual grants to eligible community organisations throughout Australia.

The Westfund Community Grants program also includes the Here for Hearts program, which provides access to defibrillators for eligible organisations. 

Eligible activities include:

  • Events promoting health and fitness activities in communities.
  • Charitable organisations that require assistance with the purchase of health-related products.
  • Events that support and encourage health and wellbeing in families.
  • Events and projects that promote and encourage general wellbeing and health in communities.
  • Projects that look to educate communities about health and health-related activities.
  • Members' applications will be given preference.

Closes 14 August 2020

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Australia Post Community Grants Program

The 2020 Australia Post Community Grants Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to local organisations aiming to connect individuals and communities through projects that:

  • increase the opportunity for individuals to experience meaningful connections that enhance mental wellbeing
  • support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well
  • help people access mental health support at a local level.

Closes 17 July 2020

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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 emergency, 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.


Facebook small business grants program

Facebook has announced a USD$100 million small business support scheme. The program includes cash grants and credits for up to 30,000 eligible businesses in 30 countries, including Australia. Applications are not yet open, but you can register with Facebook to receive updates.


Gordon Darling Foundation

This grant supports the visual arts.  The Gordon Darling Foundation is a perpetual public charitable trust, established in 1991 to "support Australia-wide, activities of importance in the Visual Arts."  It will give priority to exhibitions of Australian, Asian, Pacific art or other international art, or those of significant local importance.

It will assist with the costs of research, travel, publication, and the dissemination of knowledge and the enjoyment of all aspects of the visual arts to the widest possible audience.

Closes 23 September 2020.

For more information, please click here.


Westpac Social Change Fellowship

This grant focuses on the growth and development of individuals leading social change in Australia.

This Fellowship offers the chance to focus on your development by enhancing your skills, expanding your networks and exploring new opportunities. There are 10 Fellowships per year, each valued at up to $50,000.

The Fellowship also offers the opportunity to go on a 6-month personal development journey to explore your leadership potential.

Closes 17 July 2020

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ANZ Community Foundation

The ANZ Staff Foundation provides grants of up to $30,000 to community projects that relate to one or more of the following areas:

  • Improving financial wellbeing
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Improving housing access
  • Other community projects that help communities thrive.

Closes 31 July 2020.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Bendigo Bank

The Community Enterprise Foundation funds programs in health, education, arts and more. Helping with grants, scholarships and community focused appeals, we'll work alongside you to achieve your community outcomes.

Whether it's supporting the health and wellbeing of your community or investing in the next generation, funds will go where they're needed most.

A wide range of grants is on offer to assist eligible charities and not-for-profits organisations across Australia to help local communities.

For an application form, please click here.


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