Other Funding Sources

There are a range of other funding sources available to the community in addition to ACT Government grants.

A list of sites that contain funding opportunities, and also resources that support applications for funding is provided for your information.

  • ANZ Staff Foundation External Web site makes grants available for projects that encourage community based entrepreneurship and job creation especially in rural areas.
  • ANZ Trustees External Web site A list of trusts and programs that provide funds to support projects and initiatives likely to achieve some sustainable benefit to the community in areas nominated by particular benefactors.
  • Australian Charities External Web site has a selection of links for fundraisers and a database of contact details for major Australian Charities.
  • Australian Council for the Arts External Web site Offers a wide range of funding programs for Australian artisits and arts organisations.  there are for all major areas of arts practice - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community partnerships, dance, inter-arts, literature, music , theatre and visual arts.
  • All Australian artists, groups and arts organisations are welcome to apply to our grant programs and many of our initiatives.
  • Please note that application forms will be available for download before six weeks prior to the closing date.
  • Busigrants External Web site A monthly newsletter providing details on all the available business grants (money to build your business), scholarships and professional industry awards.
  • Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) External Web site CAPO’s charter is to foster and promote the arts in Canberra. Applicants should be prepared to assist CAPO in working towards that end. No application will be considered by a student that relates to the art form being studied at the time of application.
  • Communitybuilders NSW External Web site NSW Government website that contains links to funding organisations and valuable information for organisations seeking funding.
  • Community Foundations Gateway External Web site A joint project of Philanthropy Australia, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and Community Foundations of Australasia Inc; the Community Foundation Gateway is a comprehensive source of information for those involved in, researching, or interested in becoming involved in community foundations in Australia.
  • The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal External Web site is a special initiative of the Sidney Myer Centenary Celebration in partnership with the Federal Minister for Transport and Regional Services and corporate Australia. FRRR aims to take a leadership role in assisting regional, rural and remote communities to respond to social, cultural and economic change.
  • The Foundation for Young Australians External Web site is a not-for-profit organisation committed to investing in excess of $3 million each year on providing opportunities for young people.
  • The Givewell External Web site site provides a comprehensive database of Australian charities, giving strategies, bequests, charitable trusts and corporate philanthropy, as well as links to charities and related sites.
  • Grantslink External Web site A Commonwealth Government website that helps you to find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship. Grants are listed by interest area:
  • Green Corps External Web site an Australian Government initiative that offers 1700 young people each year the opportunity to receive quality training while participating in projects that significantly contribute to environmental and cultural heritage initiatives.
  • The Myer Foundation and The Sidney Myer Fund External Web site aims to build a fair, just, creative, sustainable and caring society by supporting initiatives that promote positive change in Australia, and in relation to its regional setting. 
  • National Foundation for Australian Women  External Web site NFAW is a feminist organisation, independent of party politics and working in partnership with other women’s organisations. A list of organisations that includes those committed to increasing support for women in Australia as well as those with a special interest in women's history.
  • NRMA Insurance communityhelp grants: External Web site grants for crime and injury prevention, emergency services and the environment. In South Australia the program operates under SGIO External Web site and in Western Australia under SGIC.External Web site
  • Ourcommunity External Web site publish EasyGrants newsletter and provide a subscription database service.
  • Perpetual Trustees Australia External Web site Perpetual is trustee or co-trustee of nearly 400 charitable trusts valued at over $1 billion. Perpetual receives over 1,000 applications annually for funding from not-for-profit groups and distributes close to $40 million each year.
  • Philanthropy Australia External Web site publishes the Australian Directory of Philanthropy.
  • The Ian Potter Foundation External Web site provides grants for general charitable purposes in Australia. Our areas of interest are the arts, education, environment and conservation, health, social welfare, science and medical research. We also have a small travel grants program.
  • Pro Bono Australia External Web site Pro Bono Australia's aim is twofold: to facilitate and increase the level of Philanthropy in Australia and to give Not for Profit organisations the resources they need to run effectively.
  • The Reichstein Foundation External Web site funds projects which effect structural change to redress the disadvantage experienced by particular communities. Structural change projects are the priority.
  • The Pamela Denoon Trust External Web site The broad purpose of the Trust is to advance education in the community through promoting research into social issues affecting women. (link not currently working… will check again later).
  • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust External Web site The Trust provides financial support to individuals looking to undertake study in their chosen field. It is different from most other scholarship programs in that it does not require the study contribute to formal qualifications and is open to all people irrespective of academic background. 100 fellowships with an average value of $25,000 will be available in 2008. The funding round commences 1 November with applications accepted up to 29 February 2008.
  • The Renewable Energy Grants External Web site With the world's dependence on fossil fuels, it only makes sense that the government would start giving grants for the use of alternative methods of energy. Renewable energy grants are some of the best incentives to convert existing energy technology into a renewable form. This is currently a hot button topic, but it is often misunderstood. What exactly does this technology cover and where are the grants available? Here is a primer on renewable energy.