Federal Government Grants

The Morrison Government have several grants programmes currently open to support community groups, schools and businesses in Fairfax. Below is a snapshot of each programme and links for further information and advice. Please note that the 2019 Stronger Communities Programme, Communities Environment Programme and Local Schools Community Fund have closed.

For a full list of Federal Government grants, please visit the Grants Portal or Community Grants Portal.


Volunteer grants

Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support volunteers, as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help community organisations buy equipment such as laptops, pay fuel costs, or assist with volunteer training costs.

Expressions of interest close Friday 7 February 2020.

volunteer grants - Ted O'Brien MP




**CLOSED**  Building Better Regions

Applications are now open for round 4 of the Building Better Regions Fund. The latest $200 million round will be wholly and soley dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.

Applications open on 14 November 2019 and close on 19 December 2019.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at www.business.gov.au/bbrf.

BBRF Ted O'Brien MP



Veteran and Community Grants Program

The Veteran and Community Grants Program provides funds to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing, specifically:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and

  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Applications are open until 27 February 2020.

Veteran and Community Grants program