Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

Grants of up to $10,000
Applications accepted Australia wide
Available to groups
Groups must be incorporated
Groups must have TCC status

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.

The aims are to:

  • alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • strengthen communities' abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.
    Priority Areas

The current priority areas for the Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program are:

  • communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians, asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia;
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing;
  • small, discrete projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. A small, discrete project will be considered to have a total budget of up to $50,000.

Grants are capped at $10,000 and are generally made for a 12 month period only.

(If your organisation is not endorsed as a TCC, but you are an Australian incorporated organisation, you may still be eligible to apply as long as we can be satisfied that the nature of your project is charitable.)

The Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Please see the Application Process on our website for more information.

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