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Inclusive Communities grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole. Applications are now open for grants of up to $150,000. Grants are available for projects to increase the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families within their communities to enhance their life-time wellbeing and sense of community belonging.

Grants will be available to eligible community organisations to build and sustain social cohesion and community resilience, whether through employment, education or broader community life. Inclusive Communities projects may include a multicultural arts or festival event. All Inclusive Communities projects may include a Harmony Day event.


To be eligible to apply you must be a not-for-profit organisation and:

  • be one of the following entity types:
    • a company incorporated in Australia;
    • a trustee on behalf of a trust;
    • an incorporated association;
    • a partnership or consortium, with a lead organisation;
    • a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation;
    • an Australian local Government body;
    • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
  • be a legal entity, able to enter into a legally binding agreement;
  • be registered for the purposes of GST;
  • be a permanent resident of Australia;
  • be located in Australia;
  • have an Australian bank account; and
  • be able to provide supporting documentation as outlined in Item 9.5 in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD): $12,300,000

Estimated Grant Value (AUD): From $20,000 to $150,000

Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

Closing date: 23 August 2017, 4.00pm

More information and to apply

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