Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC)
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.
The program funds a wide range of projects such as:
- Repair and maintenance of small to mid-scale community infrastructure, such as public halls, schools and recreation reserves.
- Providing communications equipment and enhancing infrastructure and systems, especially for emergency services organisations.
- Community events and capacity building, such as volunteer training, support and development.
Projects should contribute to the development of a community’s social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.
In addition to project funding, the SGRC program helps to build capacity in local communities by listening to project ideas and providing advice on writing a strong application, tailored feedback on applications, and leveraging our networks to refer applicants to other funding bodies.
This next funding round is open for grants up to $5,000 and closes 5 October.
Applications can be made by not-for-profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required for this grant program.
If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please contact us on 1800 170 020 during office hours to discuss your project idea.