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The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is partnering with Australian Progress and philanthropists to launch a national search for the first six initiatives or founders to benefit from Progress Labs – an accelerator designed to support new and nimble movements for social good. Australian Progress, with ACOSS and over 125 people who participated

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Sporting clubs or community organisations that run or support sporting activities can apply for the Holden Home Ground Advantage grants. There's $250,000 in cash grants up for grabs, plus a new initiative: apply for eBook vouchers, that you can then sell for $5 each with 100% of the proceeds going straight to your club. 

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Viva Energy Australia is offering grants of up to $5,000 through its Role Model Grants program. The program will provide a total of $50,000 in grants. Applications will be evaluated by Viva's Community Ambassadors.

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Unity Grants bring culturally diverse communities together to promote social cohesion and harmony. Applications must address at least one of the identified priority areas. Unity Grants of up to $30,000 are available to non-profit sharing community organisations and local councils in partnership with non-profit sharing community organisations.

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The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) aims to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. There are two streams of funding available under the program.


The ANZ Staff Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities. Applications are now open for grants of up to $5,000 to community projects that relate to one of more of the following areas:

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Applications are now open for the Australian Turf Club’s Community Grant. ATC is home to four racecourses in the Sydney metropolitan, each as distinctive and unique as the other. The ATC Community Grant aims to support locally based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the local community.

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The NSW Government’s Heritage Grants Program is designed to help owners, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage. Applications are now open for Aboriginal Heritage Project grants, Community Heritage Project grants and Local Government Heritage Planning Studies grants.

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The Nous Community Partnership Scheme delivers discounted and pro-bono consulting services to organisations that otherwise may not have access to such opportunities. They are seeking applications for consulting projects that will help to build the capability of eligible organisations to contribute to positive social, cultural, economic