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Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants

Westpac Foundation has partnered with FRRR to offer Westpac Foundation's Community Grants to rural and regional communities. These grants provide support for community organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment.

The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program will offer grants of $10,000 for community-driven initiatives in regional, rural and remote Australia that enhance, develop or provide education and training opportunities for those who are most vulnerable.


The grants will be available to community organisations based in, or delivering programs, outside a major city as defined by the 2016 ABS Remoteness Index. These grants are available to both DGR and non-DGR not-for-profit organisations. Preference will be given for grants initiated and delivered by local community groups, and organisations that have a minimum annual revenue of $50,000 per annum, but a maximum of $5M per annum.

Funding Rounds

Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants will run one round in 2020. 

Funding Round

Assessment Period

Round 1

Applications received by 5pm AEST, Wednesday 13 May. Funding will be announced towards the end of June, 2020


Applications for the Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants are now closed.

Before applying, please review the Program Guidelines carefully. You can contact FRRR on 1800 170 020 or via email with any questions or areas of clarification.

FRRR uses an online grants administration system called Grants Gateway. All applications for the Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program will be submitted via FRRR's Grants Gateway online portal.

Please download and save the Grants Gateway How-To Guide and the Grants Gateway FAQs to your desktop, and read through them thoroughly to help get you started. You may need to refer to them during the application process.

PLEASE NOTE: Ensure there are only numbers in your budget, or the auto-calculate function won't work - i.e. do not include commas, full stops or dollar signs - only numbers.

We want to make sure that applying to our programs is as easy as possible. Let us know if you have any problems by calling 1800 170 020, or emailing

To begin your application for the Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program, click on the Apply Now button below.

For more information on this process, please read the following documents:

Apply now
Grants Gateway Return to applications

Examples of funded activities

Further information

More information about the program is available by contacting Danielle Griffin on 03 5430 2399 or email.

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