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Community Projects

Every year the Sisters of Charity Foundation provides grants of up to $15,000 to incredible community projects and programs. 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.



A community bus


Australia’s first social enterprise bakery


Bike lessons for children with disabilities


Meaningful work opportunities


Practical support for refugees


Winter School Uniforms


In 2019, 49 projects were selected to receive grants from the Sisters of Charity Foundation. This was made possible by generous donations made to the Foundation.

View the full list of 2019 projects here:

Here are previous year’s projects that were given grants:

What is a community project?

The Sisters of Charity Foundation recognises a Community Project as an initiative started to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression.

These initiatives are usually started by small charities and other organisations who have a clever idea to make a big difference for the socially marginalised and isolated in their community.

What is a community grant?

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

Every year, the Sisters of Charity Foundation awards individual grants of up to $15,000 to innovative community projects that break down social isolation and alleviate the impact of poverty. 

What is our community grants program?

The Sisters of Charity Foundation launched in the year 2000 with the Community Grants Program. Since then, we have provided funding to successful grant applicants, whose community projects provide swift, practical and compassionate assistance to anyone who experiences disadvantage or social isolation. 

We encourage organisations with such projects to apply for funding from our Community Grants Program, which has supported organisations working to support a wide range of people, including:

  • Poor and disadvantaged Australians
  • People living with disabilities
  • At-risk youth
  • Refugees
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • Prison-affected
  • Substance abuse-affected

Learn more about the projects we’ve supported by reading their stories here

How do I apply for a community grant?

We’re here for the 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 the smaller charities and initiatives that have ‘fallen through the cracks’. 

Grant applications open twice a year on:

  • 1st February (Closes 31st March)
  • 1st August (Closes 30th September)

Learn more about applying for a Community Grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation, and 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. Donate now, and your contribution will go towards the program of your choice. 


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The Sisters of Charity Foundation Limited is a public not for profit organisation with the purpose of supporting initiatives of benefit to the community.

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The Sisters of Charity Foundation Limited is a public not for profit organisation with the purpose of supporting initiatives of benefit to the community.

Charity ABN
99 342 873 237