Our Neighbourhood Community Grants

The 2014 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program encourages community organisations to apply for funding of one-off cash payments of up to $10,000 for projects that will help to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia.

Projects will need to benefit the wider community, align with the key focus areas and primary audiences, and meet an immediate need of the community.

The 2014 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants open on Monday, 3 March 2014 and will close on Friday, 4 April 2014 (5pm AWST).

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Key focus areas

  1. Digital inclusion
    Projects that connect and/or educate regional and remote communities digitally.
  2. Workplace inclusion
    Projects that support social enterprises to increase employment opportunities for marginalised Australians including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, people with a disability, the aged and economically disadvantaged.
  3. Community inclusion
    Projects that foster whole of community spirit through connecting and supporting marginalised Australians including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, people with a disability, the aged and economically disadvantaged.
  4. Disaster readiness
    Projects that support communities to be better prepared for a disaster.
  5. Small business innovation
    Projects that support the start-up of small business in regional and remote communities through technology innovation.

Primary audiences

While Australia Post's community services extend to all Australians, the following audiences are the primary focus of our community approach:

  • regional and remote communities*
  • Indigenous Australians
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • people with a disability
  • aged
  • economically disadvantaged

Our Neighbourhood Community Grants form part of Australia Post's ongoing commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.

Find out more about Our Neighbourhood 

* Regional and remote communities are defined as non-metropolitan areas that are outside of the capital cities and their surrounding suburbs.

Ready to apply?

Submit your online application for an Our Neighbourhood Community Grant.

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Download the application kit

A printable version of Our Neighbourhood Community Grants information and guidelines is available to download

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Are you an Australia Post employee?

You can nominate your community organisation or charity for a grant.

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Meet our 2013 winners

Learn about our grant winners and the types of projects we fund.

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