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).

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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.

  1. Digital inclusion
    Projects that build digital skills and capability of individuals, groups in the community or the wider community.
  2. Employment pathways
    Projects that increase employment opportunities for marginalised Australians.
  3. Community inclusion
    Projects that build community spirit, foster inclusion, and support marginalised Australians.
  4. Disaster readiness
    Projects that help communities to be better prepared for a disaster.

Primary audiences

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.

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 2014 winners

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

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