Other Community Grant Opportunities

Crime Prevention Innovation Fund

Grants of between $25,000 and $300,000 for councils, not for profit community organisations and other specialist organisations for partnership projects that deliver and evaluate innovative community safety and crime prevention initiatives. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 15 March 2021. For more information visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/buildingsafercommunities.


Dysons Community Grants

Established to provide grants in support of the many community groups and organisations around Victoria.  There are two rounds of grants annually, each with $10,000 available (maximum grant $1000). Eligible organisations include schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profit groups, charities and emergency services.  This round of grants opens on February 25 and closes March 19. All details, including an online application form, can be found at http://dysongroup.com.au/about/community-grants

South West Community Foundation

2021 Community grant applications are now open and close 5pm Wednesday 31st March 2021.

The South West Community Foundation supports and enriches communities in south west Victoria.

NOTE: The Foundation encourages smaller community groups with minor projects to apply.

Not-for-profit community-based organisations can apply for funds to support projects and activities that must be for a charitable purpose and have a clear benefit, i.e:

  • advancing health;
  • advancing education;
  • advancing social or public welfare;
  • advancing culture;
  • promoting reconciliation or protecting human rights;
  • preventing or relieving the suffering of animals;
  • and advancing the natural environment.

For guidelines, application for and more information please visit: https://www.southwestcommunityfoundation.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant

Potential grant applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with South West Community Foundation’s Executive Officer, Annabel Cussen, on 0437 756 082 or by email eo@southwestcommunityfoundation.org

Acciona Sponsorship Program

ACCIONA invites sponsorship applications from community groups and organisations who wish to contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in which we operate. The annual sponsorship program enables community organisations and not for profit groups will have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support their events and projects through this application process.

ACCIONA’s focus is on supporting initiatives that contribute to health, education, sustainability,  conservation, and cultural development -  projects and events must align with ACCIONA’s eligibility requirements.

A total of $20,000 will be available to assist local community groups who make a difference by enhancing the social wellbeing and/or improving environmental, educational, cultural or economic outcomes of the local community.

Applications close 26th March 2021. For more information visit: https://www.acciona.com.au/our-purpose/sustainability/social-development/sponsorship-program/



Dundonnell Wind Farm Community Fund

Dundonnell Wind Farm Community Fund, funding Round 1, is now open to receive applications and will close on 31st March 2021, with successful applications awarded in April.

The Fund will deliver $50,000 annually to successful small, largely non-profitable organisations and individuals in the community. The maximum grant from the Fund is up to $25,000.   A newly appointed Committee made up six community members is administering the allocation of the funds, along with a further allocation of $15,000 worth of funding specifically for education initiatives.

Please visit www.dundonnellwindfarm.com.au to find out how you can apply.  Feel free to call or email Tilt Renewables if you have any questions: 1800 WE TILT or ddwfcommunityfund@tiltrenewables.com

Small Regional Presenters fund now open

Small Regional Presenters is a funding program that supports regional communities to program and present shows in their area. It also supports skills development and capacity building by encouraging presenters to develop long term plans and audience development strategies. 

This year, Regional Arts Victoria will be administering the fund so there are some slight adjustments to the eligibility criteria. For presenters who want to apply for New 2021 Presentations, you can apply for up to $15,000 in presentation costs PLUS an additional 10% of your funding request to make your event COVIDSafe.

Round closes at 12pm 23 March 2021 for shows taking place between 10 May and 31 December 2021.

Visit: http://www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/small-regional-presenters/ for more information.

Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grants

Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the sustainability of dairy farming in Victoria.

Gardiner Dairy Foundation is committed to strengthening Victorian dairy communities and is partnering with FRRR for the nineteenth consecutive year to provide $120,000 in funding for innovative, community-driven projects.

These grants of up to $5,000 aim to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, helping to build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.

Fund applications close 5pm AEDT 16th March 2021 and successful applicants will be announced in June 2021.

Visit: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/gardiner-communities-grants/ for more information.

Get Active Kids Voucher Program

Applications are now open for the opening round of the $21 million Get Active Kids Voucher Program and closes 11th March 2021.

The program will support the delivery of up to 100,000 vouchers to support eligible kids get involved in organised sport and recreation activities by providing up to $200 towards the cost of membership and registration fees, sports equipment or uniforms (new or second-hand).

To be eligible kids must be 4 to 18 years old and you must be the parent, legal guardian, temporary foster or kinship carer of a child who is the holder of a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with named dependents. If an individual or family is experiencing financial hardship as a result of an unforeseen situation, they may be eligible, without an Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. This will be assessed on a case by case basis.

For more information please visit https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/ or email getactivekids@sport.vic.gov.au

Stronger Communities Program

The Program funds small capital projects, with $150,000 that can be allocated in each of the 151 federal electorates. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.  The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. The minimum grant amount is $2,500 while the maximum is $20,000. 

Total funding for the project cannot exceed 50 per cent of the total project cost. You can fund your share of eligible project costs from any source including state and local government. To be eligible you must be invited to apply by your MP and have an Australian Business Number (ABN). Apply online at https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/grant/G07216/info.


Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund

The 2021 Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund will be open for applications from 1-31 May 2021. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for eligible groups and organisations from a pool of $186,000. Projects must benefit the community in one or more of the following areas: health and welfare, education and training, environment, sport/recreation, culture/the arts, and new in 2021 - projects that support the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Read the Fund Guidelines to ensure your project meets all requirements, is feasible, and can be delivered by your organisation.


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - current funding opportunities


Local History Grants Program

The Local History Grant Program is now accepting applications of up to $15,000 per project, managed by Public Record Office Victoria. The last round of the Local History Grants Program saw 53 community groups across Victoria share local history projects which included making local history accessible to Victorians online including virtual tours, walking apps, e-books, online digitisation projects and oral histories. Community groups can apply for funding via prov.vic.gov.au. Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Regional Arts Victoria Grants

The Regional Arts Fund, round one

For projects and/or skills development, small festivals (special or strategic activity), fellowship (one available per round). Closes 18 March for activity beginning from 1 July, 2021. Applicants must talk to Regional Arts Victoria before they apply. Guidelines and information: http://www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/regional-arts-fund/

The Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant Funding Rounds

Open 18 January 2021 and 1 April 2021, the RAF Quick Response Grants has up to $2,000 for Individuals, $4,000 for organisations. Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. The Quick Response Grant program is open to applications on an ongoing basis by financial quarter. There will be up to four allocations per year. All Quick Response Grants must be completed by 1 January 2022. Project start date must be at least 30 business days from submission date. 

Read the Guidelines (audio) before starting your application.