Corporate and Non-Government Grants

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.


Mental Health Month Grants

This grant assists with mental health promotion activities or events during October’s Mental Health Month.

Grants are available in five categories:

  • General
  • Youth
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
  • Aboriginal
  • Sex, sexuality, and/or gender diverse (LGBTIQA+).

Closes 23 July

For grant guidelines, please click here.


St George Footy Grants

St George is offering $250, 000 in grants.  Previous recipients have used the funding for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance, courses, facilities and safety gear.

Closes 9 June 2021

For more information, please click here.


Growing Good Gardens Grant from Yates

$1,000 garden grants for any school (primary, secondary or pre-school), kindergarten, childcare centre, or youth/community group (e.g. Scouts, sports clubs etc) seeking to educate young Australians about gardening and healthy living.   10 grants are available.                      

Successful applicants will be chosen based on:

  • Quality and well thought out designs
  • Plans that encourage a passion for growing and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
  • Level of hands-on student involvement in the project
  • Level of involvement of the broader school community or local community
  • Feasible and technically sound project activities
  • Realistic and detailed project budget
  • Integration into the school curriculum or youth/community group program to maximise environmental learning.
  • Applicants are encouraged to visit for information and inspiration
  • To be eligible to be selected to “Double Your Grant” a list of Yates® products must be included in the application and shown in the progress report.  The winner will be selected from this category based on the overall quality of the application.   

Closes 18 June 2021

For more information, please click here.


AMP Grant

AMP is offering AMP grants of between $5,000 and $100,000.

AMP has given grants in fields such art, athletics, science, social innovation, music, medical research and more.

Funds can be used for range of activities and expenses, including equipment, study, research, salaries, promotion and travel.

Closes 9 June 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Bank of Sydney Grants for Good

$20,000 community grants are available to provide help for projects, organisations and initiatives that promote social inclusion activities, health and wellbeing, sports and other fields that benefit our communities.

Applications for the grant will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The objectives of your initiative/organisation and the impact on local communities and the disadvantaged.
  • Your plan for what you’ll do with the grant and the number of individuals/groups who will benefit from it.
  • The size of your organisation, its requirement for funding support and its ability to generate its own fundraising income.
  • Projects and initiatives you’ve successfully delivered in the past.
  • Any support you’re receiving from other sponsors/supporters/financial institutions.

Five finalists will be chosen, with the winner receiving the full grant by September.

Closes 20 July 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here. 


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

For grant guidelines, please click here.


IMB Community Foundation Grants

The projects funded in previous years range from vehicles and kitchens to groups offer a helping hand to the homeless and vulnerable, to ensuring disadvantaged kids get basic medical care and can learn to surf, to teaching people to grow their own veggies (and a free garden bed) or refugee women how to ride a bicycle (and take one home for free), the IMB Bank Community Foundation addresses local needs in each community. 

IMB is looking for projects that:

  •  Help communities recover from hardship
  •  Elevate our communities
  •  Provide comfort and care for the vulnerable
  •  Teach skills and therapies to those who need, and
  •  Keep our communities safe

While most applications will range between $1,000 and $30,000, consideration can be given to larger amounts where the proposed project has outstanding merit and impact.

Closes 20 June 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


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.


Australia Post Community Grants Program

This grant funds community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Projects will need to commence after 1 October 2021 and be completed no later than 30 September 2022.

Funds must be spent on activities with the primary purpose of directly improving the connection and mental wellbeing of individuals within a community. Projects that may be funded include:

  • Communications, including website setup, online forums, newsletters and advertising
  • Equipment, supplies or materials, including electronic equipment, for example, tools and IT equipment
  • Project evaluation
  • Outreach and referral support
  • Program coordination and facilitation
  • Refreshments (excluding alcohol)
  • Skills development, training and workshops
  • Travel costs for participants
  • Venue hire, including furniture hire/purchase.

Up to $10,000.

Closes 4 Jul 2021

For more information, please click here.


Universal Charitable Fund
Grants of up to $2000 to help small not-for-profits (income less than $1m) who are registered with the ACNC.
Applications should fit into one of the following areas:
- Education
- Health
- Building self-sufficient communities (sustainable)
- Children and youth.
Always open.


Jemena Community Grants
Grants up to $10, 000 for activities, programs or events that will help make a positive impact for local communities in one or more of the following areas:

•Environmental sustainability and/or energy efficiency
•Vulnerable people or those experiencing hardship
•Diversity and/or reconciliation
•Social inclusion, participation and/or public safety
•Local issues, concerns and priorities.

You must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation (endorsed by the Australian Tax Office with Deductible Gift Recipient status), a registered charity, school or community group with an ABN.
Closes 11 July 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.


Community Enterprise Foundation

The Foundation offers a wide range of grants for eligible charities and not-for-profit organisations in Australia.

The aim is to support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for the community, contributing to its development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.

This grant is open for multiple rounds per year.

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.