How to find grants, subsidies and funding

Grants, subsidies and funding available through AHO

AHO grants currently open for EOI 

Leading Community Demonstration Site (LCDS) funding is available for an organisation looking to address housing issues in their community through co-design. Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2024. Read more about the LCDS funding


Other grants

There are many potential sources of funding, grants and support for community-based Aboriginal organisations and their programs/activities, some of which are listed below.

Before applying to any of these sources, check that you meet the criteria and are able to work within their guidelines.

Available grants, subsidies and funding

  • NAIDOC Week funding is available under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) to help communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
  • Landcare Australia brokers partnerships with a range of companies to provide resources for Landcare and other community volunteer groups.
  • NSW Office of Sport offers grants aimed at increasing participation in sport, recreation and structured physical activity.
  • Create NSW offer funding throughout the year to help Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets. This is part of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Culture Strategy.
  • Australia Council for the Arts Grants delivers over $200 million in funding each year for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.
  • Department of Social Services (DSS) offers grants and funding for community-based projects. DSS works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to manage a diverse range of programmes and services designed to support and improve the lives of Australians.
  • Department of Education and Training offfers grants to support organisations or individuals to support the Australian Government's policies and programmes on early childhood, school education, and youth affairs.
  • ClubGRANTS offers funding under three separate categories - community welfare and social services, general community development and support activities (junior sport), and state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects (hospitals and sporting facilities).


How to find grants, subsidies and funding

There are several organisations that can assist you in finding out about grants and funding:

  • The NSW Department of Communities and Justice Community Builders NSW is an interactive online hub for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental change.
  • Grant Finder is an Australian Government website that helps organisations findsuitable grants.
  • The Funding Centre is a subscription-based grants & fundraising hub.
  • The Australian Indigenous Health Info Net is an online research centre within Edith Cowan University, which lists available grants.
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