Grants & Opportunities

Community Grants

More Australian communities are being impacted by natural disasters as our climate changes. NAB Foundation Community Grants fund local projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community-led projects that fall under one or more of the following categories: readiness, recovery and future-proofing.


Helping communities (people, environments and infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters.

Prioritised funding areas

  • Preparedness and resilience tools and training for households, communities and businesses
  • Disaster response tools and equipment
  • Future-proofing community infrastructure
  • Mental health and wellbeing programs that prepare people for natural disasters
  • Future-proofing natural environments
  • Future-proofing wildlife


Helping communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters.

Prioritised funding areas

  • Initiatives that rebuild community cohesion after a natural disaster
  • Rebuilding community infrastructure
  • Community recovery planning
  • Mental health and wellbeing recovery
  • Rehabilitation of natural environments
  • Wildlife recovery and rehabilitation


Reducing the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community’s carbon emissions.

Prioritised funding areas

  • Food co-operatives
  • Urban greening
  • Efficient waste recovery and recycling
  • Low-carbon transport and supporting infrastructure

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Small Grants

The Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.

The maximum grant has been increased to $1000 in 2022 and there will be more grants awarded (if successful) each round. The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

We welcome applications that are particularly creative and innovative, and those that are put forward by individuals, communities and organisations that have not received small grant funding in the previous 2 years. We regard favourably projects that work as partnerships between individuals and organisations.

The Small Grants Program is open all year round with particular cut off dates throughout the year for assessment purposes. If an Application is received after the cut-off date, they will be assessed in the next round.

  • First round closes on 5pm AEST on Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Second round closes on 5pm AEST on Monday, 17 July 2023
  • Third round closes on 5pm AEST on Monday, 20 November 2023

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Major Grants

Gandel Foundation’s Major Grants reflect the organisation’s wish to provide more substantial and meaningful support that can help achieve stronger and longer-term positive social impact within the specified areas of interest.

Major Grants are awarded from $40,000 up to $250,000 and they can be in the form of one-off support or multi-year funding, covering the following Areas of Interest:

  • Arts & Culture;
  • Education;
  • Health & Medical Research;
  • Youth at Risk;
  • Jewish Identity & Leadership; and
  • Indigenous Programs.

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Community Grants

Community Grants are envisaged as one-off grants that will support a defined program or part of a program. These grants are awarded up to a maximum amount of $40,000, and they are allocated towards the following Areas of Interest:

  • Arts & Culture;
  • Education;
  • Health & Medical Research;
  • Community Development;
  • Social Cohesion & Inclusion; and
  • Poverty & Disadvantage.

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Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants funds professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports the immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.

Read the Guidance Material and book a time to discuss your submission with Regional Arts Victoria Staff.

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes, see table below for details.

Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application, (e.g. the earliest your start date can be is 14 days from the closing date of the round).

*Advice and guidance from Regional Arts Victoria staff can only be provided on business days. While the Quick Response Program is open online on weekdays, there is no support provided on Saturdays, Sundays, or Public Holidays. Please consult with individual staff for their availability as some staff work part-time.

**Please note that Regional Arts Victoria staff are unable to read drafts for the Quick Response Round.

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Regional Arts Fund – Project Grants

Project Grants will fund high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Applicants MUST be regionally based in order to apply to the Regional Arts Fund. More information on eligible regional locations can be found here.

You can apply for Project Grants of up to $30,000.

Please read the Guidance Material and check your eligibility.

Contact the Regional Arts Victoria staff to discuss your submission before applying.

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