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Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. To qualify, your dream must aim to make a positive difference in the community.

It must also:

  • benefit a registered community cause, charity group or not-for-profit organisation (and not an individual)
  • be based in Australia with funds being spent in Australia
  • be able to be undertaken in the next 12 months
  • fit with the round theme

There are three rounds for community grants and each round has a different theme. If your dream fits the criteria and is eligible apply for your chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help a cause close to your heart:

Round 1: Better Living - Applications close 16 April 2018

Looking for dreams that improve the lives or living standards of other Australians. It may be a community development program to create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or newcomers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world. 

Round 2: Brighter Futures - Applications close 29 June 2018

Does your dream empower others to learn and earn to have a brighter future? Apply if you need funding for education initiatives or to create jobs for those in need, or improve financial wellbeing and affordability for Australians. This round is also looking for dreams that enhance employment opportunities, or offer training and support to those who need a helping hand to get into or back to work.

Round 3: Active Community - Applications close 14 September 2018

Create active and healthy communities across Australia. If you're looking for sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, apply for the Active Community grant. Or if you have a dream to create more active communities through health initiatives, wellbeing programs or by tackling medical issues faced by the wider community this round also wants to hear from you.

How does it work?

  1. Submit your dream
  2. 6 shortlisted dreams in each round are selected to be voted on by the public.
  3. Each round, the public vote to decide which dreams they think will truly make the world a better place.
  4. The top 3 dreams with the most valid votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress to the round final.
  5. In the round final a panel of judges will review the Top 3 dreams and decide who should be the round winner. The winner will receive an additional $5,000 grant and progress to the grand final.
  6. The four Round Winners pitch their dream to the judges to decide the Grand Final Winner and the public vote again for their favourite dream to win People’s Choice.

More information and application

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