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Community Grants Program

Empowering local community organisations to light up our region.


As a powerfully local organisation, we’re committed to supporting the people, projects and organisations making an impact in our community. In 2021, we’ve increased our commitment to the Community Grants Program to better support the local grassroots organisations empowering our community. We’ve also taken on your feedback to build a bigger and brighter program for the new year.

Our Community Grants Program gives community organisations the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $10,000 for specific projects that support the capital region community. We’re committed to providing support across a number of community areas. Applicants need to identify one of the below categories that reflects their organisation or project’s intended area of focus. 

The categories are:

  • innovation
  • environmental sustainability
  • at-risk and disadvantaged populations (women, elderly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LQBTQI+, homeless etc.)
  • community engagement.

Organisations will need to propose a project that funding will be used towards. This may be a new or existing project that will need to be supported by a justified budget and delivery outline.

ActewAGL Community Grants Program timeline 

 Applications open:

9am, 3 May 2021.

 Applications close:

11:59pm, 30 June 2021.

 Applications reviewed by selection panel:

July 2021

 Awarding and payment of grants:

August 2021

All proposals will be reviewed based on their eligibility, the proposed project and merit of application. Please note, funding will not be awarded for ‘business as usual’ purposes or to fund general operations. Due to the substantial number of applicants, feedback will not be provided to unsuccessful applicants and late submissions will not be accepted (submissions close at 11:59pm, 30 June 2021).

Funding is limited and not all applicants will receive funding. ActewAGL may elect to partially fund applications where deemed appropriate by the selection panel. Organisations will be contacted in July 2021 regarding the outcome of their application.

All successful applicants will be required to accept the following agreement and submit an acquittal form, in accordance with the agreement terms and timelines.

Application Form Acquittal Form Agreement

Ready to apply?

Submit your 2021 ActewAGL Community Grants Program application to We’ll review it once applications close and be in touch. Got a question? Ask our local, friendly team through the above email.

Apply now

Learn more about how we empower our community with our other Community Support and Engagement programs.

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