Where to find Grants in Australia

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There are at least ten different ways to source funding for your idea or project:

  10 Ways to Source Funding
Government 1 Federal

2 State

3 Local Council

4 Sector specific (can also be Federal and Government levels agencies eg arts, community broadcasting, multicultural, coastguard, sport)

Philanthropy 5 Corporate

6 Private Trusts/Community Foundations

Investment 7 Venture Capital
Pledges/support 8 Crowd Funding

9 Fundraising

Loans 10 Bank loans


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

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 Finder   http://www.australia.gov.au/search/site/grants

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
Business Victoria                       http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance


ACT Government Grants       http://www.grants.act.gov.au
Innovate Canberrra                https://www.business.act.gov.au/grants-and-assistance


NSW – See Federal plus:


Northern Territory Government


Queensland Grants
Queensland Government Grants Finder                 http://www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/



Tasmania Grants



Western Australia –          http://grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au
Lottery West                      http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants/


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


Local Government Grants

Look up your local council 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

Ross Trust useful links to philanthropic trusts

Community Foundations in Australia

Community Grant Ready


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


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





Fee Paying Services

There are also fee subscription services that alert subscribers on a regular basis of new grant opportunities. This is useful practice for organisations that regularly look for grants.


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