Local community projects

Grassroots organisations, led by passionate volunteers, are the fabric of the communities we serve. By providing local support through small grants and initiatives, we’re able to reach out to local leaders across the nation and make a difference in their communities. We collaborate with national organisations to support grassroots community projects at the local level. Here are some of the initiatives we support:

Drought relief

Our approach to the current drought across Australia has been to mobilise and connect the community to relief and recovery efforts through the following activities:

  • Accepted donations for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal in Post Offices across the country
  • Matched employee donations to organisations through our Workplace Giving platform
  • Donated $100,000 to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Developed a special Drought Relief Stamp Pack where for every $5 stamp pack sold, we donate $2 to Rural Aid
  • Partnering with ReachOut to help improve youth mental health and resilience

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

We’ve contributed to a number of FRRR’s grant programs that support rural, regional and remote communities to build capacity and respond to challenges, including:

Previous grants program

In recent years, we’ve supported over 400 community organisations through a variety of programs. We’ve achieved this by working with grassroots community leaders and organisations who are building healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities.

Find out about impact we had through our community grants program during 2013-2016.

Australian Sports Foundation

In 2017 and 2018, we supported the Sport4Everyone national small grants program which focused on promoting diversity and inclusion through schools, community organisations and sports clubs. This was achieved through the Giving4Grassroots program which helped increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia, through small grants of up to $10,000.

A total of 49 grants were awarded to grassroots organisations to support local projects that use sport to promote social inclusion amongst all genders, cultures, ages and abilities.