EPIC’s Community Grants program aims to help build more accessible, inclusive, and healthier Australian communities.
Community Grants are available for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $10,000 including GST.
The Community Grants Program has two intake periods per year.
Opens: January 1
Closes: February 28
Opens: July 1
Closes: August 31
Grant outcomes will be released on the website within 4 weeks of closing date.
Community Grants are available to assist:
- Community groups and services
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Registered charities
- Councils working in conjunction with not-for-profit or community organisations
Types of projects eligible for funding include:
- Minor infrastructure
- Recreational and cultural activities/projects
- Community Program Support
Types of projects not eligible for funding:
- Commercial undertakings
- On-going operational or maintenance expenses
- Fundraising ventures, school fetes, charity events, sponsorship
The project must be located in the same states in which EPIC Assist operates: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria or Tasmania.
Recent examples of successful grant applications are:
Zonta Club of Brisbane East
The Zonta Club of Brisbane East is run solely as a volunteer organisation and has raised thousands of dollars over time in support of local projects to assist empowering women and children worldwide through service and advocacy.
The Club sought funding from EPIC Assist for their LOVE BiTES project- a school based domestic and family violence, and sexual assault prevention program for Years 9 and 10 high school students.
The LOVE BiTES program consists of two interactive educational workshops on domestic and family violence, and sexual assault prevention, followed by creative workshops in art, theatre or music. The artworks and other works created in the creative sessions are presented by the students to their communities to challenge violence against women.
Al Taylor for Kids
Al Taylor for Kids is a not-for-profit organisation which provide workshops and camp experiences for children and young people to explore their potential. The community grant will fund two Unlimited programs.
Unlimited is a school based program for 11 to 14 year old’s, providing them with vital life skills to develop healthy friendships and working relationships.
Empowering Community Strategy
Empowering Community Strategy provide a range of training, mentoring and development services to community and industry partners, aiming to build stronger links between them.
The Community Grant will provide funding for their Indigenous Student Support Program, which provides a mentor to work with at-risk indigenous young adults in school. The mentor assists their young adult in creating a suitable career plan, and connects them with the appropriate pathway.
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