Each year community groups across Australia receive grants from a number of sources (Council, the NSW State Government, Australian Federal Government, Non- Government Organisations etc).
The following websites have free information on funding for community groups.
Please be aware that many grants are only open for a small period of time (generally a minimum of 4 weeks) each year and have a deadline for when applications close.
If your community group is looking for funding, we encourage you to become familiar with the range of grants available below.
Please also be aware that there are a number of user-pay websites that charge a fee if you wish to receive their e-newsletters or search their database information. These e-newsletters generally provide you with a list of the current grants that are open, with application deadlines and links to websites.
Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue (Coffs Ex-Services Club, Coffs Ex-Services Woolgoolga Bowling Club, Club Coffs, Park Beach Bowling Club, Sawtell RSL Club and Woolgoolga Returned Services Club) provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions.
Funding round is open from 1 April and the closing date is 30 June 2012.
The CBP program provides funds for community groups and local councils to invest in community infrastructure throughout the State.
NORTEC's Community Grants Initiative focuses on projects or community organisations that encourage or promote employment prospects and/or skills development opportunities in our region. The $25,000 Grants Initiative is generally launched in the early part of the year (March/April) and is open to all community organisations and events within NORTEC's service footprint (from Nambucca to Tweed Heads).
Contains a list of funding programs from federal, state and local government, as well as institutions, philanthropic trusts and businesses. Search by the kind of project you’re looking to fund, or by the organisation you’re looking for funding from.
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This guide provides links to: selected sources of Commonwealth, State and Territory financial assistance to community groups; a selection of links to non-government organisations which provide community grants; and Links to commercial services providing grant information via subscription.
The guide does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.
The GrantsLINK 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.