2021 Community Grants Program

The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Being connected and feeling part of a community is vital to maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. 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.

Applications for the 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program are now closed.

The Australia Post Community Grants Program team is currently reviewing all applications, and we expect to announce successful recipients in September 2021.

Thank you to everyone who applied.

2020 Community Grants

In 2020, we awarded grants to 79 community organisations to support projects that help improve connection and mental health and wellbeing in the community.

Listen to their stories below or read the full list of 2020 Community Grant recipients.

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.

What we’re doing

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.

Previous grant programs

Read about the local organisations we’ve supported through previous Community Grant programs.

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