Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grant (2020)


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Westpac Foundation has partnered with FRRR to offer Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants to rural and regional communities. These grants provide support for community organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment.

The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program will offer grants of $10,000 for community-driven initiatives in regional, rural and remote Australia that enhance, develop or provide education and training opportunities for those who are most vulnerable.

Preference will be given for grants initiated and delivered by local community groups, and organisations that have a minimum annual revenue of $50,000 per annum, but a maximum of $5M per annum.

  • Not-for-profit community organisations based in, or delivering programs, outside a major city;
  • Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;
  • Organisations who primarily operate to support Australians belonging to one or more of the target groups:
    • Indigenous Australians;
    • Refugee & Asylum Seekers;
    • Women at risk;
    • Youth at risk (>12 years of age);
    • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness;
    • People who have experienced family or domestic violence;
    • People living with a disability (including carers);
    • People living with a mental health issue (including carers).
  • Organisations whose activities are primarily aimed at addressing disadvantage and improving social inclusion for individuals within the target groups in education and training opportunities (ages 12 and over) and/or employment pathways

This is the first round of the Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grant, so our regular advice of checking out past recipients doesn’t apply — but we strongly recommend you read the Program Guidelines before applying.


Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Applications close Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 5pm AEST.

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