Community Support Grants

The Canberra Southern Cross Club Community Support Grants are conducted annually. Funding of between $200 and $5,000 is available to not-for-profit organisations whose welfare and charitable work supports people in Canberra and the surrounding districts. The grant will support special projects, local events and activities that benefit the Canberra community.

General Guidelines

The amount requested must be no less than $200 and no more than $5,000. Applicants must be not-for-profit organisations; applications from individuals will not be considered. Applicants need to be an established community help/support/volunteer group dedicated to undertaking community activities within Canberra and surrounding districts involving predominantly local residents.

The donation is to be used for the specific purpose as nominated and detailed in the application form. Only one application per organisation will be accepted. The funds requested must be used to benefit people within Canberra and surrounding districts. Donations are not made on a sectarian basis, but beneficiaries must be sympathetic to the Christian standards adopted by the Club.

Large national organisations are not eligible to apply for funding. Applicants in receipt of major government and/or philanthropic funding may not be considered. Where assistance is provided by government or other bodies to the organisation, the extent of assistance will be considered in determining eligibility of a grant. Requests for funds to sustain or maintain viability of the organisation will not be considered.

Funds received are to be acquitted in the year of receipt.

Annual Community Support Grant process

Community Grants are provided in line with the 2017 Community Support Grants Guidelines.

Not for profit groups wishing to apply should submit their application by 30 April 2017, using the 2017 Annual Community Support Grants Application Form.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

Community Funding Officer
Geraldine Rossiter
92-96 Corinna Street
Woden ACT 2606

t: 02 6283 7210 f: 02 6282 1553

All requests are assessed on a merits basis.