Our Neighbourhood Community Grants
The 2015 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program encourages community organisations to apply for funding of one-off cash payments of up to $10,000.
The Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program recognises the important role our smaller charities and community groups play in connecting people, and positively shaping our nation.
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 2015 Our Neighbourhood Community Grants open on Monday, 23 February 2015 and will close on Thursday, 2 April 2015 (5pm AWST).
Focus areas for 2015
While we recognise the value of the thousands of different causes and projects around the country, we focus our resources on a few key areas where we think we can help make the biggest impact.
To be considered for a community grant this year, you'll need to demonstrate how your project fits into one of these four categories.
- Digital inclusion
Projects that build digital skills and capability of individuals, groups in the community or the wider community.
- Employment pathways
Projects that increase employment opportunities for marginalised Australians.
- Community inclusion
Projects that build community spirit, foster inclusion, and support marginalised Australians.
- Disaster readiness
Projects that help communities to be better prepared for a disaster.
Primary audiences are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- people with a disability
- the elderly
- the economically disadvantaged
- those from cultural or linguistically diverse backgrounds
- local communities
In addition we will support...
Smaller, local community organisations and charities
Projects that require collaboration within the community, and with other organisations
Projects that are scalable and can create a long-term impact
Our Neighbourhood Community Grants form part of Australia Post's ongoing commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.
* 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.Apply now
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