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Grant opportunities for community organisations

If you are a community organisation, financial grants can be a great way to help cover costs, improve facilities and expand your outreach. Grants can come from the federal government, state or local government, or from business or philanthropic groups.

If you would like to be contacted when these grants open, please email Stella at stella.westonsmith@aph.gov.au.

Finding suitable grants can be difficult for organisations with limited resources and staff. These website links should help.

  • GrantConnect (https://www.grants.gov.au/) provides an up-to-date list of Australian Government grant opportunities.
  • The Tasmanian Department of State Growth (https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/grants_and_funding_opportunities) provides a comprehensive list of Tasmanian grants and loans for community groups, businesses, and individuals.
  • The Department of Communities Tasmania (https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/Grants) administers a range of programs to support Tasmanian community development and engagement.
  • The Tasmanian Community Fund (https://tascomfund.org/) provides small to large grants to community organisations to improve well-being, develop community infrastructure and increase workforce engagement. Staff at the TCF are more than happy to discuss your project ideas and can be contacted on 6165 8333.
  • The Australian Parliament quick guide to key community grants covers federal and state grants and non-government grants. Quick Guides to Grants.
  • Sports Australia runs the Local Sporting Champions grant program which provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Grants are between $500 and $700 and applications can be submitted up to 1 month after the completion of the sporting event. https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions