Grant Makers

Who provides grants?

Grants are offered by all levels of government and philanthropic groups, such as trusts and foundations; corporates and high net worth individuals. Almost all Business grants come from Government.

Federal Government funding is generally provided for projects with a national reach or benefit, while State Governments are a likely source if your activities are focused in a particular region.

For Community organisations, much of the Federal funding is delivered through State Government agencies. Councils are also very active and helpful in supporting and funding Community organisations.

In the Business sector, the State grants generally complement the Federal grants by filling the gaps or supporting activities not funded federally.

Philanthropic trusts and foundations also offer significant funding for a wide range of projects, particularly in the Community sector. These grants can be hard to find, especially when donors wish to remain anonymous.