Grants

The following Grants accept applications from schools and/or parent associations.

See also our tips for writing grant applications and sample successful applications.

Council also belongs to the Grants Hub where you can search through an extensive range of grants. As members of Council, P&Cs are able to use our login details to access this service. Contact us for username and password.

General

The SUEZ Community Grants provide grants of between $1,000 and $15,000 to community groups to funding social and environmental projects that contribute to a stronger community and healthier environment. Applications open April 3 - May 5 2017.

Canberra Southern Cross Club Community Support Grants are annual grants of up to $5000 to support special projects, local events and activities that benefit the Canberra community. Close in April each year.

The ANZ Staff Foundation provides grants of around $5,000 to support a variety of projects from helping disadvantaged youth to the environment. Only P&Cs with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status can apply. Applications are accepted twice a year: 15 January and 15 July.

Jetstar's Flying Start Programme provides $30,000 ($15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar) for projects which will enrich the lives of people in the local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts. One funding round per year takes applications from the ACT, thoughout April, May and June each year.

Commonwealth Bank Grass Roots Grants for organisations to run a three year project that supports children and youth. Your P&C must be a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) to apply. Entries close March 31, 2017.

Some ACT Government grants are available to P&Cs and community groups.

Children's week

The ACT Children's week committee offers small seeding grants up to $200 to assist in organising activities for Children's Week (21 - 29 October).  Events should increase awareness of the needs, interest, rights and achievements of children and promote community involvement and cooperation. Applications close August 28, 2017.

Gardens

Yates Junior Landcare Gardening is offering 15 grants for fun, hands-on garden projects that will help young people learn about gardening, sustainability and our natural environment. The grants comprise $1,500 funding, plus $500 of Yates garden products and a consultation to come to your school. They will be awarded to the most creative, sustainable and environmentally-conscious entries recieved by June 29.

Road safety

Do you have an ideas to make Canberra’s roads safer? Apply before June 18 for ACT Road Safety Fund Grant. The grants can provide funding for a range of activities including road safety programs and rehabilitation services, road safety education and public awareness campaigns, research and investigations on road safety issues. One focus area is vulnerable road users and schools are welcome to apply for a grant (Chapman Primary received one last year).

Health/Sport

The ACT Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides funding of up to $15,000 to community groups for projects which improve population-level health outcomes, such as reducing overweight and obesity through improving eating habits and increasing physical activity. Applications are due March 2, 2018. An information session about the grants will be conducted on Tuesday 28 November 2017 from 3pm to 4pm at ACT Health’s Bowes Training and Conference Centre, 2 Bowes Street, Phillip. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6205 1325.

Annual grants of up to $50,000 are available through the nib Foundation Community Grants  to support initiatives which make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. Check the eligibility as not all P&Cs will fulfill the requirements.

Sporting Schools grants to help schools deliver sport-based activities before, during or after school hours, up to $9000.

Preschools

The Preschool Matters program regularly offers grants of up to $500 for projects which promote parental engagement.