Other Community Grant Opportunities

Regional Collections Access Program

The Regional Collections Access Program (RCAP) is a new program to enable equipment and infrastructure upgrades at galleries and museums. The Program will support collections care and storage and facilitate the loaning and touring of collections items from Local, State, National and International lending institutions in regional and Interface Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Program aims to enable more visitors to access more collections in more locations across Victoria.


There are three tiers of funding. All tiers close on 24 February.

Details here: http://www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/regional-access-collections/


Sporting Club Grants Program

The Sporting Club Grants Program provides funding for grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations across Victoria.

This program assists clubs and organisations to purchase sports uniforms and equipment, increase the skills of coaches, officials, volunteers and managers, and supports improvements to club capacity and accessibility.

Funding Categories

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment: Grants of up to $1,000 to purchase:

Category 2: Skill Development: Grants of up to $2,000 for clubs or organisations, or up to $5,000 for leagues, associations or organisations that collaborate with multiple organisations for skill development

Category 3: Operational Capacity: Grants up to $5,000, to help with initiatives that help clubs and organisations grow and succeed.

Grants range in value from up to $1,000 to $5,000. 

Applications close Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 5pm. For more information, guidelines and application visit - https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program


Dysons Community Grants (closing 31st March 2022)

This program has been established to provide grants in support of the many community groups and organisations around Victoria.

Program Manager, Grant Deacon, said  “We understand that many groups have been severely affected by the pandemic. Our community grants aim to assist them at this difficult time. We are pleased to announce that the fourth round of grants will open on March 1st 2022 and we encourage eligible groups to apply online.”


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, local societies and emergency services.

This next round of grants opens on 1 March and closes 31 March 2022.

All details, including terms and conditions and an online application form, can be found at http://dysongroup.com.au/about/community-grants

General enquiries, interviews etc:      Peter Cocks

                                                            Mobile: 0417 398 232


Toyota Good For Footy Gear Program

The Toyota GFF Gear Grants Program will provide 100 grants up to $1,600 per selected team. All grants must be used for the purchase of new or replacement women’s football apparel (Project).

Where more than the maximum grant to a team’s Project cost may be required, specific cases of hardship or special circumstances will be considered. Teams must include details of these special circumstances within the application for consideration.

Each team is only eligible to receive one grant; Teams will be selected at Toyota’s discretion.

A grant can be used for apparel and/or uniform such as:

  • Female football jumpers; and/or
  • Female football short

All grant funds must be spent by no later than 30 June 2022.

For more information and application please visit: https://www.toyota.com.au/community/partnerships/afl-aflw/gear


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 2021-22 round of the Local History Grants Program is now open for applications. Local community groups planning projects that share stories of Victoria's past are encouraged to apply - including school anniversaries to sports club histories, community exhibitions, and historical society group projects.

More information can be found here: https://prov.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/local-history-grants-program  Applications close midnight, Monday 24 January 2022.


Small Environment Grants

Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. The Trust support grassroots organisations and individuals, and academics who are working with on-ground community groups.

The Trust are 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

Grants are usually under $10,000, but can be bigger. Universities can apply for up to $5,000. The Trust don’t fund pure research, you must be partnering with an ‘on ground’ group and be able to show it. You must have a community partner.

There are four rounds per year with the latest round opening 1 December 2021 and awarding in February 2022.  For more information visit: https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/grant/G00579/info

WTF - Where's the Funding?

Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it's an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources, and that's a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole

"Where's the Funding?" is an affordable online compact course run by Our Community designed for grassroots fundraisers. Drawing from the Seven Pillars of Fundraising, this ICDA course will help participants identify all the many sources of income available to their organisation and give them confidence to start drawing from each of them.

The course costs just $55 and is delivered via a smart learning management system which allows you to complete the course at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing.

Learn more and register at www.communitydirectors.com.au