We're helping the helpers

Being part of a community and feeling a sense of belonging is more important than ever before. At Australia Post, we understand that when people in communities connect, they feel better. We also know that this often results in improved mental health outcomes and we want to support the organisations that are helping make this happen.

The 2020 Australia Post Community Grants Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to local organisations aiming to connect individuals and communities through projects that:

  • increase the opportunity for individuals to experience meaningful connections that enhance mental wellbeing
  • support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well
  • help people access mental health support at a local level

Please read the Grant Guidelines below to check the eligibility of your organisation and project before applying.

Applications close: 17 July 2020 (Midnight AEST).

Grant announcements: October 2020.

To contact our grants team, email grants@auspost.com.au or call 1300 765 772.

Australia Post 2019 Community Grants

Last year we awarded grants of up to $10,000 to 75 community organisations. View the full recipient list.

The 2019 Community Grants helped Reynard St Neighbourhood House with their amazing work in creating connections to improve mental wellbeing and belonging in the community. Listen to their story.

Our previous grants programs

Our Neighbourhood Community Grants (2013 – 2016)

From 2013 to 2016, we demonstrated our commitment to building healthier, vibrant and inclusive communities through a small grants program focused on funding four key areas: community inclusion; digital capability; disaster readiness and employment pathways.

Grants of up to $10,000 were funded by Australia Post and the Our Neighbourhood Trust, a public ancillary fund which was dissolved in 2017.

Over the duration of the program:

  • $2.78 million was donated to 445 recipients - $1.09 million from Our Neighbourhood Trust and $1.69 million from Australia Post.
  • More than half of successful grants were awarded to rural and remote communities.
  • Among the groups supported, the most prevalent were: people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background, the economically disadvantaged, the elderly and people with a disability.
  • Echoed our national footprint by helping a wide range of communities. This included grants in 196 metro and 249 rural and remote communities. A breakdown per state is outlined below.

Distribution of Our Neighbourhood Grants (2013-2016)

Illustration of map showing distribution of Our Neighbourhood grants between 2013 and 2016.

Victoria: 117 grants
NSW & ACT: 116 grants
Queensland: 81 grants
WA: 44 grants
SA: 43 grants
Tasmania: 24 grants
NT: 20 grants

Previous grant winners