Welcome to the Australian Communities Foundation Funding Proposal Portal.

ACF receives proposals from a wide range of organisations. This directory contains proposals that have been submitted by eligible organisations seeking funds. Each proposal remains on the directory for a 3 month period, or until fully funded.

Find proposals that you are interested in by searching the portal, using any of the fields to the right. Access a full proposal by selecting its title in the proposal listing below. Make a grant request, or request additional information via the buttons at the bottom of each full proposal. Contact grants@communityfoundation.org.au if you are having trouble navigating the portal or wish to learn more.

The ACF Philanthropy and Impact Team have performed basic due diligence on all proposals published to the portal, and can therefore confirm that published proposals are eligible to receive funding from ACF Sub Funds. If you would like the team to conduct further due diligence on a particular proposal, please request this by selecting the ‘More Information’ button at the bottom of the relevant proposal’s page.

Grant requests from your sub fund to organisations identified through the proposal portal or other means can be made at any time through Community Hub, or by emailing grants@communityfoundation.org.au and will be considered at the next CEO or Philanthropy and Impact Committee grant approval (within approximately three weeks of the request being made).

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Grant Opportunities

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  • Fitzroy Learning Network (Inc) - Purposeful digital education for CALD adults
    FLN’s ability to make a valued contribution to our community has been dependent upon our ability to stay in touch with the requirements of community and ensure that the programs we offer remain relevant to the needs of those settling in Melbourne. As a result, individual programs offered by FLN…
  • Friends with Dignity Limited - Removals Vehicle
    We have been operating since Sept 2015 and last year we were honoured to be awarded the Australian Business Awards, Charity of the Year for 2018. Whilst this is amazing and we are so proud, it has brought with it more public recognition and many more offers of household goods…
  • CaraCare - Therapeutic gardening groups for children and young people
    Gardening projects are CaraCare’s most popular programs! CaraCare is seeking funding to facilitate three gardening groups for children and young people who have experienced trauma, abuse, grief and loss. Each group can support up to 9 children and young people. These therapeutic gardens create communal healing spaces and assist children…
  • Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare - Nourishing Foodshare
    Nourishing FoodShare is a capacity building project. It is not uncommon for not-for-profits to find themselves developing new projects around specific funding guidelines because funding administration is not always an available option. We are grateful to have the opportunity to ask for what is needed – and that is operational…
  • Cire Services Inc - Level Up esports Youth Program and drop in space at Yarra Junction
    Cire wants to further develop its Level Up program to engage and connect more local young people who are at risk of social isolation and related issues, particularly in the Upper Yarra which is identified for its socio-economic disadvantage and related challenges. Unique to Cire, Level Up is an after…
  • House to Grow Ltd - Colouring Dreams
    WHY COLOURING DREAMS? While children can often benefit from therapy, especially if they have mental health problems, disabilities or other difficult circumstances, they may find it scary or difficult to properly express themselves. This is particularly true for young children who generally have a limited vocabulary and those that do…
  • Thursday Girls Group Inc. - General Operating Support
    Thursday Girls Group Inc has been running for over 20 years. Initially it was funded by the National Medical and Health Research Council, and then by private philanthropy. Since then it has been unfunded, and the social workers who facilitate the program do so essentially on a voluntary basis. Funding…
  • Fertility Matters Foundation - Fertility Matters Education Package
    Fertility Matters Foundation aims to formally update the national education curriculum and visit secondary schools across Australia to deliver a specifically designed educational package to Year 10 students. Education messages include key facts such as; one-in-six couples will face fertility issues, 40 per cent of issues are female, 40 per…
  • mecwacare - Therapeutic Seals for Aged Care residents
    We are seeking funding to purchase PARO therapeutic robotic seals which will be used by residents in our aged care facilities, specifically those who have dementia and reside in our Memory Support Units. PARO provides many therapeutic benefits to residents with dementia, which includes reducing stress and anxiety; improving relaxation…
  • Beacon Foundation - Youth Work Readiness Programs – Victoria
    Education is not preparing young people for work. Youth unemployment is a major issue (particularly within disadvantaged communities), hovering around 11-12% – more than double the national average. Yates et al. (2010) showed that it’s young people from the lowest socio-economic groups who are more likely to face uncertainty and…
  • Beacon Foundation - Youth Work Readiness Programs – National
    Education is not preparing young people for work. Youth unemployment is a major issue (particularly within disadvantaged communities), hovering around 11-12% – more than double the national average. Yates et al. (2010) showed that it’s young people from the lowest socio-economic groups who are more likely to face uncertainty and…
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