Information for local business and community groups on grant opportunities
|Government grants||Federal and state||GrantConnect|
|Federal and state||Grants and programs finder|
|Federal and state||Community Grants Hub|
|Victorian State Government||Grants & programs|
|Southern Grampians Shire Council||Greater Grants Program|
|Government departments||Sustainability Victoria||Sustainability Victoria|
|Multicultural Commission||Search grants|
|Australia Post||Community grants|
|Creative Victoria (arts, music)||VicArts|
|Department of Infrastructure||Regional and community programs|
|Grant portals||Small business, start-ups, not-for-profits||GrantsAssist|
|Angel Investors||Startups||Australian Investment Network|
|Crowd funding||Go Fund Me||GoFundMe Australia|
Decide what you want to fund: develop your idea first then look for a grant - rather than finding a specific grant and then developing the idea.
Be organised: Read the grant guidelines carefully. Make sure you have all the relevant documentation required such as ABN, Certificate of Incorporation etc. before you commence the application.
Be patient: The grant process can take many months - particularly with Government grants. Note the expected timetable and adhere to it. If it says don't spend any money before the grant is approved (and contracted), then don't spend any money till then. Grants are rarely retrospective.
Finalise properly: make sure you acquit or finalise the grant properly (according to the guidelines). Unfinalised grants will impact future grant applications. If the grant requires public acknowledgment, ensure this is done.