The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants is accepting applications for community‑led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Australia Post is specifically looking for projects that meet all of the following criteria:
- the primary purpose of the project is to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a community.
- the project will help people meaningfully connect in their local community.
- the project is a locally‑led and locally‑delivered project that benefits a community.
Up to $10,000 is available per selected project. Grants are awarded as one-off payments only for the project specified – they are not intended as an ongoing funding source. Some projects that are unsuccessful for a grant of up to $10,000 may be considered for a smaller grant of $2,000. Applicants will be asked in the application process if they would like to be considered for this.
- Are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
- Have an ABN
- Have an Australian bank account (corresponding to the ABN)
- Are located and provide services within Australia
Projects will need to commence after 1 October 2021 and be completed no later than 30 September 2022. Funds must be spent on activities with the primary purpose of directly improving connection and mental wellbeing of individuals within a community. Items and activities that may be funded include:
- Communications, including website setup, online forums, newsletters and advertising
- Equipment, supplies or materials, including electronic equipment (e.g. tools, computers and tablets)
- Project evaluation
- Outreach and referral support
- Program coordination and facilitation
- Refreshments (excluding alcohol)
- Skills development, training and workshops
- Travel costs for participants
- Venue hire, including furniture hire/purchase
Australia Post is willing to fund reasonable project related administrative costs relative to the project, within the grant amount.
For more information, head to the Australia Post website.