The number of grants available is vast with both public and private agencies offering a very wide variety of options for practically every purpose.
Government grants are among the popular and are also commonly available for organisations, especially those that work on a non-profit basis. A large number of foundations and trusts also offer grants for non-profit and charitable organisations.
The amount of assistance provided by grants can vary from a few hundred dollars or less to grants of seven figures or more. Generally, the larger grants are offered to organisations and individuals that have already established a reputation as leaders in their field.
Grants have become an important form of funding for many organisations and individuals. Indeed, in some cases, grants are essential for certain types of work and activity to continue. The money and other assistance provided by grants helps to drive the economy, encourage innovation, support communities and create jobs.
Below are some suggested sources when searching for grants. This is not an exhaustive list so some extra research may be required if these don't suit your purpose.
The Funding Centre site is run by OurCommunity and is a great resource where people can subscribe to a regular newsletter about all philanthropic and government grants in Australia.
GrantsLINK is a one-stop-shop for Australian Government grants. The site lists general information about Australian Government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities.
Grants Victoria provides a directory which enables you to search for government grants and assistance within the state of Victoria. Find here the community, education, legal and business grants or financial assistance which are available to you.
Yarra Ranges Council Grants
Yarra Ranges Council provides grants throughout the year for specific categories such as Community Development and events.
Murrindindi Shire Council Grants
Grants provided by Murrindindi Shire Council are available for specific locally based groups and organisations.