Grants and community funding

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Many community-based organisations and businesses are often searching for information on grants and funding opportunities.

Here are some resources to help you and your organisation.


Federal Government Grants

GrantConnect is an Australian Government website with information on all federally funded grants and opportunities.

The Community Grants hub provides information on available grants and was developed to improve grant administration. will assist you to find grants, funding and support programs to help you grow your business as well as improving your skills and knowledge.

The Australia Council offers a wide range of funding programs for Australian artists and arts organisations.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has a wide range of information on grants, funding and investment programs to protect the environment and heritage.

Sport Australia provides grants and funding opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations.


Victorian State Government Grants

The Victorian State Government has a searchable site to help you find all State Government funded grants and opportunities.

The Multicultural Commission offers grants to support Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Business Victoria offers grants, vouchers and assistance programs for Victorian businesses.

Creative Victoria supports artists and the creative industries through a range of grants and funding programs.

The Public Record Office of Victoria offers grants and awards to Victorian community groups to help preserve local history and heritage.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has a range grants and funding opportunities to support environmental projects.


Local Government Grants

Local governments offer also offer grants, financial and ‘in kind’ support. You will need to visit your local government website and search for ‘Community Grants’.

Your local government website will also contain a useful list of local services, clubs and community groups who may be able to offer assistance.