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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  • The Australia Foundation in Support of Human Rights Watch - Advancing the Rights of Older People in Australia
    In Australia, older people living in aged care facilities are facing a human rights crisis. In 2018, two-thirds of nursing home residents were prescribed anti-psychotic medications in the absence of a medical condition that would warrant their use. Aged care staff are using these medications to chemically restrain residents, controlling…
  • The Australia Foundation in Support of Human Rights Watch - Protecting People with Disabilities in Australian Prisons
    We plan to build on advocacy opportunities created by last year’s groundbreaking report and video documenting abuses against people with disabilities in Australian prisons. We received unprecedented access to 14 adult prisons in Western Australia and Queensland and interviewed 275 people, including 136 current or recently-released prisoners with disabilities. In…
  • St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Aboriginal Art Walk for cardiac patients
    Evidence demonstrates that appropriate exercise for cardiac patients improves their recovery. St Vincent’s Hospital generally requires patients in the Cardiac Ward to perform scheduled fitness training consisting of walking laps around the ward. However many Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander patients do not wish to engage in the fitness training…
  • Midwife Vision Global Ltd. - Additional resources and materials for The SHINE Program
    Voted as the ‘Best Program to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Tanzania’ by Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Midwife Vision seeks funding to purchase additional materials and resources to build the programs capacity and implement training and education to other clinics and hospitals in remote communities of the Ilala district…
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute - Wearable technology for measuring pain in children with cerebral palsy
    This project will test if we can detect pain in children with cerebral palsy using wearable devices which take measurements directly from the child’s body. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability of childhood, affecting 1 in 500 children. It describes a wide range of conditions that affect…
  • Sydney Dogs & Cats Home Incorporated - Comfy Beds for Homeless Pets
    Sydney Dogs & Cats Home is currently in urgent need to replace our pet beds; for Dogs: 36 large, 10 small. Cat: 2 large Towers, 2 medium Towers and 10 small cat beds. Welcoming around 3000 lost, abandoned and neglected pets each year, our focus is on reuniting, rehoming and…
  • Circulanation - Ignite Program Delivery
    Urapunga is a remote Aboriginal community located 600 kilometres south-west of Darwin near the southern edge of Arnhem land, Northern Territory. Home to 108 people, Urapunga is nestled between the two big river crossings – the Wilton and the Roper. Circulanation founder Tanya Egerton met Margaret Duncan, Urapunga Elder and…
  • West Australian Opera - The Nightingale Children’s Opera by Imant Raminsh
    This is the first time that WAO has ventured into creating an opera especially for children, involving children and young artists in all aspects of the production. We want to introduce children to this artform in a way that is accessible, exciting and inclusive. Wagner called opera the gesamtkunswerk “a…
  • The Boite (VIc) Inc - Voices Unbound: A young singers’ choir
    Voices Unbound is a multiethnic youth choir that will draw its repertoire from contemporary as well as traditional sounds, supported by The Boîte’s extensive experience convening and managing choral projects. Led by Chilean-Australia singer Ximena Abarca, the choir will attract youth from diverse backgrounds who will train their voice, develop…
  • 94.7 The Pulse - Mission Makeover
    Our ‘Mission Makeover’ project seeks to revamp our studio and sound equipment so that we can better serve the community with quality programming and providing state of the art recording equipment for use by local businesses, organisations, and community groups. This includes the purchasing and installation of new microphones, sound/recording…
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