RDA Great Southern WA is committed to maximising external investment into the Great Southern region’s projects and initiatives and we endeavour to keep our region as informed as possible. Here are some opportunities to seek support …


Community Grants


Albany Community Foundation

Various | Albany and Great Southern Region | Albany Community Foundation


Cabury Fundraiser Community Grants

up to $500 | 1 February 2017 to 30 November 2017 | Cadbury Fundraiser


Community Action Grant

$5,000 to $55,000 | Ongoing | State NRM Program Grants


Community Capability Grant

up to $10,000 | 31 May 2018 | State NRM Program Grants


Community Grants Hub

Various | Ongoing | Department of Social Services


Community Grants Programs

Various | Ongoing | Department of Local Government and Communities


Community Grants Scheme

up to $20,000 | Round 2 2017 will open soon | Waste Authority WA


Community Litter Grants

up to $5,000 for local area projects, and up to $10,000 for major initiatives  | Closing 16 June 2017  | Keep Australia Beautiful


Community Living & Participation Grants

up to $10,000 | Ongoing | National Disability Services WA


Coopers Brewery Foundation

up to $30,000 | Quarterly | Coopers Brewery


Dreams for a Better World

$5,000 to $50,000 | Four rounds per year | Sunsuper


Easy Grants

up to $1,000 | Ongoing | Bankwest


Environmental Grants

Annually | Canon Oceania


Environmental Grants and Support

up to $10,000 USD | Annually | Patagonia


Funding Centre

Where not-for-profits go for money |


Infrastructure Investment Programme and Grant Programmes

Various | Ongoing | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Inger Rice Foundation Grants

up to $5,000 | Ongoing | Inger Rice Foundation


Landcare Funding Opportunities

Various | Ongoing | Landcare Australia


Lotterywest Grants

Various | Ongoing | Lotterywest


NRM Community Groups - Increasing Capability Small Grants

up to $1,000 | Bi-annually | South Coast Natural Resource Management


Philanthropy Australia

Fund seeker information


Project Sponsorships

up to $10,000 in four categories, science, environment, adventure, community | Two funding rounds per year | Australian Geographic Society


Road Safety Community Grants

Various | usually six funding rounds per year | Road Safety Commission


Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation Grant Finder

Various | Ongoing | Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation


Social Justice Small Grants Program

$1,000 to $10,000 | Closing 27 March 2017 | Mercy Foundation


Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

$100,000 to $5 million | Closing 30 June | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


Australian Men's Shed Association - National Shed Development Programme

Agriculture Sciences Research and Development Fund

Grants for women

Community Chest Fund

Regional Grants Scheme

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal - Small Grants for Rural Communities, Round 31

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

Australian Scholarship Foundation - Not-for Profit Scholarships

Australian Communities Foundation

Assisted Rental Pathways Pilot

Lighthouse Project Grants


Youth and Seniors


Asvar Community Education Program Grant

up to $50,000 | one round per year | Ansvar Insurance


Community Support Programme

for Child Care providers | up to 30 June 2018 | Department of Education and Training


Fogerty Foundation

Ongoing | Fogarty Foundation


FRRR ABC HEYWIRE Youth Innovation Grants

up to $10,000 | Closing 15 May 2017 | Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal


Matana Foundation for young people

$1,000 to $10,000 | Ongoing | Matana Foundation


Sponsorship Grants For Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

$1,000 up to $5,000 per student, max $20,000 per application | Ongoing - 2016-17 to 2019-20 | Aust. Govt - Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science


St.George Foundation Funding

up to $50,000 | three funding rounds a year | St.George Foundation


Telstra Kids Fund

$1,200 | multiple grant rounds each year | Telstra Foundation


Youth Engagement Grants Program

up to $5,000 to $10,000 | Closing 31 December 2017 | Department of Local Government and Communities


Sports and Health


Funding, grants and scholarships

Various ongoing | Govt. of WA Department of Sport and Recreation



Club, Community, Athlete Fundraising | Ongoing | Australian Sports Foundation


Grants and scholarships

Various ongoing | Aust. Govt. Australian Sports Commission


Health Promotion Grants

Project and Research Grants| Ongoing | Healthway


Home Ground Advantage Grants

Up to $250,000 | Two funding rounds per year | Holden



Up to $200 | Ongoing | Govt of WA, Department of Sport and Recreation


Project Defib

Defibrillator subsidies | Ongoing | Red Cross


Business and Education


Australian Government Business - Grants & Assistance

Ongoing | Aust. Govt. Business


Books in Homes Programme - School & Community Partnership

Ongoing | Books in Homes


Capital Grants Programme for Non-government Schools

Ongoing | Aust. Govt. Department of Education and Training


Employment Assistance Fund - People with Disability

Ongoing | Aust. Govt. Job Access


Water Irrigation Innovation Grants

Two funding rounds per year | Department of Water


Arts, Culture & Events


2017 Grants Programs - Online Grants Info Hub

Various | Ongoing | Department of Culture and the Arts


Community Events

Ongoing | Lotterywest


Drug Aware YCulture Regional Fund

up to $4,000 | Ongoing | Country Arts WA


Road Safety Community Grant Program - Event Grants

$50 to $1,000 | usually six funding rounds per year | Road Safety Commission


Event Sponsorship

Ongoing | Tourism WA


NAIDOC Week Funding

Annually | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Performers' Trust Foundation Grants

up to $3,000 for individuals or up to $5,000 for a group or organisation | Ongoing | Phonographic Performance Company of Australia


For further grant information and opportunities you may also wish to explore the following links …


Grants Awards Link

Department of Local Government and Regional Development Grants Directory *

*Please contact your Local Government Authority for information on Community Grant Programmes