2023-24 Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund 
Status: applications close Wednesday 6th December 2023.

Multicultural Affairs at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing has announced grants of up to $400,000 are now available to support community organisations to upgrade, renovate, extend or build their multicultural community infrastructure. See more here

Funding is now available across the following categories:
• six specific communities (Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Islamic, and Lebanese)
• all other multicultural communities

There is also up to $75,000 available to support community groups to research the viability of a multicultural museum or cultural heritage centre, anywhere in Victoria.

Applications from organisations based in regional and rural areas, or that support multicultural women, gender diverse Victorians, and new and emerging communities will be prioritised.

More information (including eligibility criteria).

Ronald Wilson Ecumenical Leadership Fund
(National Council of Churches in Australia)
The Ecumenical Leadership Fund assists young people eager to enlarge their ecumenical experience and leadership skills.  It helps those who have exhibited leadership potential to develop their gifts and focus their vision. More details here

Glenburnie Program
(National Council of Churches in Australia)
Funds are dedicated “to providing resources for the churches and the community on issues relating to a just, participatory and sustainable society”. More information here

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development Fund (ATSIDF)
(National Council of Churches in Australia)
Status: Applications are received from July to March each year.
The fund is set up to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples by giving small, usually one-off grants for community development projects. The projects are funded through the NATSIEC annual Martung Upah Appeal.
For information on the next assessment date please call 02 9299 2215 or email
More information here

Men’s Shed Funding Program
Status: applications close 8 December 2023

Men’s sheds are safe and practical places for men to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their local communities. The Victorian Government is offering grants up to $100,000 to help build or improve Men’s Sheds across the state. Find out more and apply. 

Toy Library Establishment Grants Program
Status: Round 1 applications close 19th November
The Victorian Government is offering grants of $40,000 to eligible not-for-profit organisations interested in establishing a new toy library in areas that need it the most. Register and get more information via the Toy Library Grants Program webpage.

Janette Gray PhD Scholarship 2024
Status: applications close 15th November 2023
More information here

Joan Margaret Gilchrist PhD Scholarship
Status: applications close 15th November 2023
More information here.  

Robert James Brown PhD Scholarship
Status: applications close 15th November 2023

More information here



Grant applications related to the 16 Days of Activism Grassroots Initiative. To find out more and apply for a grant visit Safe and Equal’s website.

Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship
Applications closed 31 October 2023
The Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship is to be awarded for the first time in 2024 to mark the 80th anniversary of the order’s founding. The scholarship fully covers the recipient’s tuition fees for postgraduate study at the University of Divinity ($19,032 per full-time year at 2024 rates) and provides a $10,000 annual living allowance. The scholarship is available for a fixed period of two years. The purpose of the scholarship is to support theological education and pastoral leadership in Australia that is consonant with the vision of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on ‘care for our common home’ which addresses matters of integral ecology, ecological education and spirituality and calls all people to action on environmentalism and climate change. (Applicants must be female and under 40 years of age). More information here