Information about grants for community groups and individuals


The GrantsFinder directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives and get assistance in times of hardship.

South Australian Government Grants

GRANTassist provides the community access to up to date information on State Government assistance and programs relevant to Community, Clubs and Individuals. GRANTassist can help you locate the assistance and program initiatives most relevant to your needs.

The GRANTassist tool allows you to search for programs across all State Government Departments.

Non-Government Grants

ANZ Community Grants

The ANZ Staff Foundation provides small grants of around AUD 5,000 to charities around Australia. A National Advisory Board and State Committees comprising ANZ employees decide the granting rounds each year. The Seeds of Renewal program provides grants of up to AUD 15,000 to community organisations for projects focused on creating education and employment opportunities in rural and regional Australia.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

The ACNC website allows you to find charities and trust with interests in your particular area.

Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Program

Assists community groups with projects that improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people nationally.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Community Enterprise Foundation

The philanthropic arm of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group funds many different causes and gives communities the opportunity to build their own pool of funds to be reinvested back into their community as they see fit.

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Funds several different kinds of grants for causes a charitable purpose that benefit the residents of Australia's rural, regional or remote communities.


Good2Give is a not-for-profit organisation committed linking businesses to the charities and causes they care about.

The Ian Potter Foundation

The Foundation administers 10 national grants program areas ly to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community, including the environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing, as well as the importance of investing in Australia’s intellectual capital.


KFC provides both national and state community grants and donations.

Landcare Australia

Landcare offers grants through a number of programs, including for school-aged children.

Macquarie Group Foundation

The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group and provides support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. supports groups and activities in Australia and overseas.


McDonalds Provides community grants to organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Tax office as a Deductable gift recipient, projects or events that take place in the communities in which they operate, charitable organisations that provide direct community service (especially those which focus on the health and wellbeing of Australian Children), and any other programs with measurable social outcome.

The Mercy Foundation

Provides support for organisations involved in reducing homelessness in Australia.

The Myer Foundation and The Sidney Myer Fund

Seeks to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive way. Has a Grants Finder search engine to search for available grants across a range of areas.

National Australia Bank

Aim to make positive social change for Australians by supporting social purpose organisations that are doing amazing things in our communities. Particularly focused on mental wellbeing.

SGIC Community Grants Program

Currently closed, but can register interest for when the program is relaunched. Formerly provided grants for crime and injury prevention, emergency services and the environment.

Optus Community Grants

The Future Makers program aims to tackle the big issues affecting vulnerable youth.


Perpetual, through their IMPACT Philanthropy Application program allows philanthropists and Not-for-profits to connect and allow not-for-profits to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities which they operate in.

Peter Brock Foundation

The Peter Brock Foundation assists Individuals in crisis, who has suffered a range of hardships such as; natural disasters, disability, medical illness, family crisis and relationship breakdowns. Funds may be distributed to help these people individually or through program funding.

The Reichstein Foundation

The Reichstein foundation aims to increase social justice and environmental sustainability through investments in inspirational people, projects and organisations in Australia.

The Telstra Foundation

The Telstra Foundation supports non-profits that, through the use of digital, are creating brilliant connected future for young people across Australia. The Telstra Foundation is particularly aimed at children and the younger community.


Wesfarmers is a leading Australian Listed Company. Its focus of its diverse range of operations is to provide a satisfactory return to their shareholders. It invests in areas which it believes contribute to meaningful change in society, previously including business’s such as Coles, Bunnings and Kmart.


Provides support to local community organisations and charities.


Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for juniors towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition or a School Sport Australia national championships.

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get children committed to a lifelong love of sport. Sporting Schools specifically aims to help schools provide quality organised sporting experiences, increase children’s participation in sport, and create stronger links between children and local sporting clubs.

Holden Home Ground Advantage

Supports grass roots sporting clubs around Australia to improve facilities, purchase equipment and even develop exceptional talent

Commercial sources of information on grants

These are commercial entities which provide assistance and advice through subscription via access to databases and printed materials.


Australia’s most comprehensive funding database which seeks sources from; all levels of government, universities, foundations, the private sector and overseas sources specifying Australian applicants.

Funding Centre

Database and help centre detailing how’s to apply for and receive a grant, and the information on grants on offer.

Pathways Australia

Pathways Australia provides information and management support services for Not-for-profit organisations. Occasionally run seminars to help Not-for-profit organisations tap into philanthropic and corporate foundation funds.

Philanthropy Australia

Helps people who are seeking funding from Australian philanthropic trusts and foundations.