Supporting communities across Australia

Our community grants program is an extension of the important role we play in connecting Australians right across the country. The program allows us to work with organisations that are making a difference in their local areas through projects that help their communities thrive.

2020 Community Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to the 2020 Australia Post Community Grants recipients.

We’ve awarded grants to 79 community organisations to support projects that help improve connection and mental health and wellbeing in their community.

Reflective of our diverse communities, there is variety in the programs we’re supporting. From cultural connection workshops to neighbourhood networks, we’re helping organisations in every state and territory create a meaningful impact in their local community.

The 2020 Australia Post Community Grants Program supports our national focus on improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. There’s never been a more important time to talk openly about mental health and wellbeing.

Read the full list of 2020 Community Grant recipients and their stories below.

Learn more about our 2020 Community Grant recipients

SalTy Souls received a grant to support their surf therapy program for underprivileged youth, to help them learn positive mental health strategies and re-engage with the community. The program connects children with peers and mentors and promotes recovery in a supported environment.

Reclink Australia received a grant to support Reclink Street Games. A social inclusion program utilising sport, recreation and coaching programs to improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage, homelessness and mental health problems.

Organisation: SCARF
Project: Fostering Friendship
Total Funded: $10,000
Project Location: Wollongong, NSW

Fostering Friendship is a befriending program that connects volunteers with vulnerable refugees in the Illawarra. The project helps participants create meaningful connections and build a sense of belonging within their community that helps them to enhance wellbeing and stay mentally well.

“Unless you’ve experienced building a new life in an unfamiliar place, it’s hard to imagine the value of a local friend. A Befriender provides the support that friendship offers; a safe person who listens without judgement, is trustworthy and invested in your wellbeing.” Mrs Pippa Rendel, CEO SCARF.  

Organisation: Coonalpyn Community Hub
Project: Community Connect
Total Funded: $10,000
Project Location: Coonalpyn, SA

Community Connect will establish new interest groups for the Coonalypn community to experience meaningful connections and enhance their mental wellbeing. The Community Connect Project will reinvigorate the community while creating greater community awareness of and access to mental health support services.

“Social isolation and suicide is a real threat in our community. With this project, we will support our community to connect with each other in a safe and healthy environment, develop new friendships and stay involved with their community when times are tough.” Mrs Jane Watson, Project Coordinator Coonalpyn Community Hub.

Organisation: Live Well Tasmania
Project: Engaging Our Community
Total Funded: $9,764
Project Location: Wynyard, TAS

Engaging Our Community is a series of workshops such as art, yoga and goal setting for economically disadvantaged members of the Waratah-Wynyard community. The workshops will provide a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment to encourage peer connections.

“We aim to improve mental health and wellbeing by providing engaging activities, learning circles and capacity building tools that encourage people to learn about themselves, support each other and communicate in an empathic way with other participants.” Dr Robin Krabbe, Project Coordinator Live Well Tasmania.

2020 Community Grant recipient list

Learn more about the 79 organisations and the projects funded in the list below.

Supporting mental health

We’re working with Beyond Blue to make mental health part of everyday conversations, and to help support people across Australia to stay mentally well.

Supporting communities

Through our programs and partnerships, we’re able to support those who need our help and make a difference in their lives.

Our 2019 grant program

We awarded grants to 75 community organisations.

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