communities to help themselves
The programs under our Enable theme focus on supporting communities to build, repair or enhance facilities, develop the skills and build the capacity and capability necessary to enhance the lives of those living and working in the local area.
These grants tend to have a broad reach. As you can see from the list below, some target particular groups within the community, such as the elderly, while others target particular needs within communities, like art and culture.
Our flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program is the broadest. Note that some projects could fit into more than one category.
Specific details about each program can be found their respective pages. For all programs, please read the information and program guidelines carefully and lodge an application to the one you feel is most appropriate, rather than make multiple applications.
|Grant Program||Summary||Status||Key dates|
|Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 27||
Grants for communities in small rural and remote locations in Australia. Priority is given to communities with a population of 10,000 or fewer.
|Culture, Arts, Tourism & Community Heritage (CATCH)||
Grants to support activities in the areas of culture, tourism, arts, history and heritage across rural, regional and remote Australia.
|CLOSED||Applications being assessed|
|Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)||
A targeted program designed to benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities.
|OPEN||Grants now open|