Where to find grants in Australiaabstract-1299326_1280

There are a number of ways that you can find a grant.  In Australia, these are:


Federal Grants

Grant Finder lists grants available across Australia including by State.  These generally lead to economic outcomes, increased productivity and engagement in civil life

Grant Finderhttp://www.business.gov.au/assistance

Dept of Social Services Community Grants Hub https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/


State Grants

Each State has its own priorities.  Some grants may also appear similar to federal grant alternatives but with a local flavour

Grants Victoria                  – http://www.vic.gov.au/grants.html

ACT Government Grantshttp://www.grants.act.gov.au

NSW – See Federal plus:

Northern Territory Governmenthttps://nt.gov.au/community/community-grants-and-volunteers/grants-directory

Queensland Grantshttps://www.qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations-volunteering/funding-grants-resources/

Tasmania Grantshttp://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/csr/grants_and_community_engagement


Western Australiahttp://grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au

South Australiahttps://www.sa.gov.au/topics/employment-money-taxes/financial-support/grants


Local Government Grants

Don’t forget to look up your local government website – especially for community building and local business grants.


Sector specific grants

eg arts, coast guard, tourism, multicultural etc.

Carry out a web search specifically for the industry you are involved in.

Philanthropic trusts and foundations

If you have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, philanthropics are generally humanitarian in nature, providing funding for the better good

Pro Bono Australiahttp://probonoaustralia.com.au

Ross Trusthttp://rosstrust.org.au/resources/resources/


Venture Capital/Business Angels

Private sector investment with the skills you need if you are an early stage start-up company with high potential growth

Business Angelshttp://businessangels.com.au

Angel Investmenthttps://www.australianinvestmentnetwork.com


Crowd Funding

Source pledges of support via the internet for your worthy cause or new business idea

Kickstarter Australiahttps://www.kickstarter.com

Go Fund Mehttps://www.gofundme.com/



TeamMates Australasiahttp://teammatesaustralasia.com.au


Ready to get started?  There are paid subscription sites that will alert you to up and coming grant opportunities.  Listed below are other sites that you can access for free:


Other sources



Government/Territories/NFP’s – http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1516/Quick_Guides/ComGrants#_State_Government_Grants


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