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Grants

There are many grant opportunities for community organisations, not-for-profits, businesses and individuals that are offered by Federal, State and Local Government, as well as non-government organisations. 

Mackellar Grant Finder

I am delighted to provide all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals with the Mackellar Grant Finder – a free service that provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities.

Create your profile to receive emailed alerts for new grants, save your favourites and manage your funding application process. You can also see our top tips and grants explained for further information and advice on grant writing.

I hope this service helps you to find a grant opportunity that may assist you. If you have a question or need help with grant information, please email our Grants Officer at [email protected]

Click here to head to the Mackellar Grant Finder now!

Community Grant Application Resources

To assist you in starting your grant application journey please find below some free resources.

Click here for our training seminar on how to find, prepare and apply for business grants.  This seminar details how to use the Mackellar Grant Finder, how to set up alerts and provides advice on how to optimise your grant applications.

We also have developed the Mackellar Grant Checklist and the Grant Template Excel File to assist in preparation of your grant application documentation.

Mackellar Community Grants 

A community panel recommends a number of community grants in Mackellar each year that are administered through Sophie's office. In 2023, 40 local groups were awarded more than $230,000 in funding via these grants. 

“Volunteers and community groups make such a positive contribution. It is my pleasure to help support volunteers and community groups who generously support our community and make Mackellar such a caring and vibrant place to live and work.” Dr Sophie Scamps 

The Federal Government's Volunteer Grant and the Stronger Communities Grant support the work of community groups. 

Volunteer Grants  

  • $1,000-5,000 
  • To support the work of volunteers 
  • Organisations must have minimum 40% volunteer personnel to be eligible. 

Stronger Communities Grants 

  • Up to $50,000 
  • For equipment to help in delivering services to the community 

All applications are considered on individual merit by an independent committee made up of volunteers with local knowledge of the Mackellar community and expertise in community needs.

Applications are via an expression of interest and details will be published here and in our newsletter when open. If you have signed up for our newsletter, you will automatically be contacted by the electorate office when the grant application process opens.

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Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. There are a number of rounds throughout each year. See here for future rounds.

Local Para Champions

The Local Para Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships for athletes with a disability. See here for future rounds.

Sporting Organisations - Take your Fundraising to the next level

Sports Australia offers access to a unique tax deductible sports fundraising platform. The platform has a range of benefits to help you reach your fundraising goals. It makes it much easier for you to raise money for your sporting facilities, equipment, travel and more.  Sports Australia work with all sports, at all levels from grassroots through to National Sporting Organisations to help them fund their sporting needs. Use of the platform and resources is free.