GRANTS FOR
COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS


RASF

Grant: RASF Community Futures Grant
What: The RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant Program encourages and champions rural youth leadership (under 35 years) through funding projects in rural and regional NSW that will result in enhanced social and economic outcomes for the wider community.
How much: Provision of up to $25,000 to fund community projects that address a need or issue in your town. 
When:  Applications close December.
More: Access the RASF website.

National Landcare Programme

Grant: Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants
What: It is expected that the Small Grants Round will have a positive impact on farming systems groups, community groups and individuals, enabling them to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices, while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base.
How much: Grants of between $5 500 and $55 000 (GST inclusive) are available for projects that will achieve the objectives of the programme.
When:  Applications close December.
MoreAccess the RASF website.

nib foundation

Grant: 2015 Community Grant
What: nib foundation's Community Grant program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers.
How much: Funding of$5,000 to $50,000 will be provided to 10-15 organisations to undertake projects that run for approximately 12 months.
When: Check the website.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal CIRCLE

Grant: Creating Inspiring Rural Community Leadership & Engagement (CIRCLE)
What: strengthen leadership and build capacity in rural, regional and remote Australian leadership programs and community foundations.
How much: grants of up to $25,000
When: Check the website.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal CATCH

Grant: Culture, Arts, Tourism & Community Heritage (CATCH)
What: Grants to support activities in the areas of culture, tourism, arts, history and heritage across rural, regional and remote Australia.
How much: 2015 funding program will provide grants of up to $15,000, which is targeted at NSW, QLD and NT.
When: Usually close around March.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal GR&W

Grant: Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W)
What: The Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program helps communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires to undertake community strengthening and resilience-building projects
How much: unknown
When: Check the website.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal CPPW

Grant: Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week
What: Celebrates the ways in which partnerships between grassroots community groups and philanthropy build strong and vibrant places to live and work. Grant funds are used for a project that will take place during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (December 2015).
How much: Up to $10,000
When: Check the website.
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal SGRC

Grant: Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC)
What: Funding available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communitiesin rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. 
How much: Up to $5,000
When: Check the website.
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ANZ

Grant: ANZ Seeds of Renewal
What: Program has focused specifically on enhancing education and employment opportunities in rural, regional and remote areas, with preference given to projects that benefit communities with a population of fewer than 15,000 people
How much: Up to $10,000
When: Check the website.
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Aussie Farmers Foundation

Grant: Australian Ethical Community Grants
What: Partners with best practice organisations around Australia who are delivering services in rural and regional Australia, where there has been an identified need of assistance.
How much: Projects are currently funded for between $9,500 and $32,500.
When: Open later in the year.
More: Access the Aussie Farmers Foundation website.

Australian Ethical

Grant: Australian Ethical Community Grants
What: For organisations seeking funding for new or existing projects delivering tangible outcomes that positively impact the planet, people and/or animals.
How much: up to $20,000
When: Closes around October.
More: Access the Australian Ethical website.

The IMB Community Foundation

Grant: The IMB Community Foundation Grants
What: provides financial support to community groups with positive ideas and concepts to help them convert their ideas into working projects.
How much: Most applications received range between $1,000 and $30,000.
When: Submissions open January.
More: Access the IMB website. 

Commonwealth Bank

Grant: Commonwealth Bank Community Grants
What: This year, they awarded more than $2 million in Community Grants to 228 community organisations across Australia, who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians.
How much: Applications for up to $10,000.
When: Submissions open early in the year.
More: Access the CommBank website.

Westpac Bank

Grant: Westpac Bank Community Grants
What: Encourage local not-for-profit organisations that have a big idea to change lives for the better to apply for funding.
How much: Applications for up to $10,000.
When: Submissions open early in the year.
More: Access the Westpac website.

Check out the range of Regional Innovation Funds:

Innovation funding:

Refer to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Grant Calendar for a number of opportunities available.