Grant Seekers

Who can receive grants?

Grants are provided for projects, not organisations. You can't get funding just to run your organisation, you need to identify a specific need and present it as a project, with a beginning and an end. For business, grant funding is available for a broad range of activities. The focus, however, is generally on the following areas:



  • Research and Development
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability and Green Technology
  • Export
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • IT & Communication
  • Medical & Biotechnology

For the Community sector, support is available for activities in all of the following areas:

Arts/ Entertainment Community Services Education Environment
  • Dance
  • Film /Television
  • Literature
  • Performing Arts
  • Radio
  • Visual Arts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Employment
  • Gambling/Financial Assistance
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Tertiary
  • Scholarships
  • Travel
  • Literacy
  • Animal Welfare
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Water
Health Infrastructure Multicultural Sport
  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Facilities
  • Heritage
  • Restoration
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait
  • Equipment
  • Events/Competitions
  • Programs

It is often a requirement that applicants for community grants are established as a not-for-profit, with tax deductible status, although not always. If this a problem, it may be possible to have an auspicing body act as the applicant on your behalf.