General Grants

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has a range of general grants available, provided in partnership, to support rural, regional and remote communities across Australia. Projects are considered within specific programs rounds, through an application process and must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the broader community). Applications are open to community based, not for profit groups with an ABN or Incorporation certificate. To find out more about individual programs, please select from the program links below. If you are unsure which program your project may fall under, go to our FAQ page or contact us.

Small Grants for Rural Communities:

This national program supported by many partners provides grants of up to $5000 for small rural communities. The program is open twice a year, closing in March and September. [More]

Gardiner Foundation Partnership Program:

As a collaborative program, the Working in Dairy Communities program provides small grants up to $5,000 for innovative, community driven projects that strengthen small Victorian dairying communities to help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance community infrastructure. [More]

ANZ Seeds of Renewal:

This national program is supported by ANZ and provides grants of up to $10,000 to help rural communities thrive. [More]

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

This national program provides up to $10,000 to help communities put into action the great ideas
generated by the 32 young Australians who attended the 2013 Heywire Regional Youth Summit. [More]

Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH):

This program provides grants of up to $20,000 to not for profit community groups for Cultural, Arts, Public Tourism and History and Heritage projects in small rural communities. [More]

The McEwen Foundation Grants Program:

This program provides funding for charitable projects within the wider Goulburn Valley District of Victoria. Grants of up to $15,000 are available. [More]

The Lachlan Region Community Grants Program:

This program provides funding for projects within the Lachlan Shire of NSW. Grants are available that contribute to community development and address local needs in the Lachlan Shire. [More]

Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) Program:

This program provides grants of up to $10,000 for community projects that address ageing and aged care issues in rural Australia. [More]