Community Grant grantee 2019 – Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation.

Applications for the Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2024 are now open until 5pm on Friday 22 September 2023 (AEST).

Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 AUD to deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for Australians at the margins.

We believe that through participating in these projects, individuals enhance their skills and gain knowledge to actively engage with the broader community and take advantage of life opportunities.

The Community Grants Program began as a response to on-the-ground work done by the Sisters of Saint Joseph with vulnerable communities.

In 2023, the Program awarded $165,000 in small grants to 21 recipients in urban, regional and remote communities. Of this amount, $50,000 was allocated towards applications received from the Sisters of Saint Joseph and Associates, while $115,000 was allocated to applications from Other (non Sisters of Saint Joseph) organisations.

The Community Grants Program has positive impact through supporting remote communities (resourced by small organisations providing important services) become more empowered to actively participate in broader society. By assisting those at the margins, they become more engaged in socio-economic activity through access to education, training and employment opportunities.

To find out more and to read the Community Grants Guidelines for 2024, please visit:

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