Five grants for grassroots community projects open right now

Grassroots projects run by community groups are known to deliver value for money and impact communities in a big way! Fund managers looking to support positive change seek to fund programs that empower motivated people to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. The list of grants below are open to a wide range of projects, so take a peek to see if cash is available for your next project.

Grassroots funding

Five grants for your grassroots community project that are open right now:

1. Strengthening Rural Communities | 25 May

This fund gives small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia funding for broad community needs. Applications close 25 May 2021. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Find out more here.

2. Budget Direct Sponsorship | 30 June

Budget Direct offers one-off sponsorships of up to $5000 for organisations that provide community services, community education, promote health and wellbeing, advocate for road safety, provide emergency services, support at-risk Australians and build strong, vibrant communities. Applications close 30 June 2021. To apply click here.

3. Gambling Community Benefit Fund | 30 June

The GCBF allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure services and opportunities for Qld communities. Grants of between $500 and $35,000 are available for a wide range of projects. This fund is open for applications four times per year. Click here to apply.

4. NAB Foundation Grants | 31 July

The NAB Foundation offers community grants of up to $10,000 for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters. Applications close 31 July 2021. Find out more.

5. RACQ Community Grant Program | 2 August

The RACQ Foundation supports community groups, charities and sporting clubs to rebuild after cyclones, severe storms, bushfires and drought. That pretty much covers all of Australia! There are three application rounds per year and the next one closes 2 August 2021. Applications for between $50,000 – $100,000 are accepted. Click here to find out if your project is suitable for this funding.


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