Sisters of Charity Foundation Australia

Community Grants Program

How We HelpCommunity Grants Program

Community projects with impact

Every year the Sisters of Charity Foundation provides grants of up to $15,000 to incredible community projects and programs that break down social isolation and alleviate the impact of poverty on individuals and families. These grants are aimed at helping groups who already make a huge difference to those in need, so they can have an even bigger impact. These groups might struggle to access funding through other avenues but are meeting very real needs in clever ways.

Our grants have been used to support a wide range of people, including those facing poverty and disadvantage, people living with disabilities, at-risk youth, refugees and asylum seekers, First Nations people, those experiencing homelessness or domestic violence, elderly people, and those who have been incarcerated or affected by substance abuse and their families.

The Foundation has provided more than $9,400,000 to 970+ projects since 2000.

Here are some recent community projects the Foundation has funded…

How do I apply for a Community Grant?

We want to support organisations that have great ideas and creative strategies to drive real change in their communities. It’s not easy to get funding for such projects, which is why we’re here to support  smaller charities and initiatives that miss out on government and other large funding opportunities.

Grant applications open twice a year on:

  • 1 December (Closes 5 February)
  • 8 July (Closes 31 July)

Learn more about applying for a Community Grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation, or view our application guidelines here

How can I support the Community Grants Program?

We rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund our Community Grants Program.

You can donate online using the form below. Select ‘Community Grants Program’ and 100% of your contribution will go toward funding incredible community projects around Australia.

If you would like your donation to help a specific group of people, for example children with disabilities or survivors of domestic violence, please phone (02) 9367 1211 or email foundation@rscoffice.com.

Our aim is to provide practical and meaningful assistance where it’s most needed.

Past Community Grants awarded

Community Grants are distributed twice per year.

View our 2021 projects here:

July 2021 Projects

March 2021 Projects

View our 2020 projects here:

September 2020 Projects

March 2020 Projects

View projects from previous years that received a Community Grant:

2019 Projects   2018 Projects   

2017 Projects   2016 Projects   

2015 Projects   2014 Projects

2013 Projects   2012 Projects   

2011 Projects   2010 Projects

 

 

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