Grant opportunities

Information for local business and community groups on grant opportunities

The following list is not exhaustive. Many grants will be listed on multiple sites.

Grant type Body Link
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
Arts development ArtsHub
Angel Investors Startups Australian Investment Network
Crowd funding Go Fund Me GoFundMe Australia

 Tips for grant funding

Successful grants take time in planning and execution. Here are some tips for success.


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.