Australia: Community Grants Program

Inspired by Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop, we work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond.

Mary MacKillop Today seeks to empower and transform lives through self-determination, access to education and the learning of practical life skills.

Purpose of Grant

The Community Grants Program supports small but life-changing initiatives that provide opportunities for life-long learning in Australian communities.

The Community Grants Program aims to help people in need by improving access to quality learning opportunities which allow people to realise their rights, achieve positive social outcomes, and make a difference in their lives and communities.

Given the size and nature of our grants, preference is given to small or emerging organisations. We prioritise innovative and grass-roots projects which are targeted towards those at the margins.

How it works

Mary MacKillop Today provides grants of up to $10,000 AUD to deliver small, life-changing projects. Eligible organisations may apply for these grants, and we will partner with you to support and help you achieve sustainable, satisfactory outcomes for vulnerable communities.

How to apply

How to apply for a grant for your organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

Is your organisation eligible for a Community Grant?

Assessment Process

Take a look at how your application is assessed.

Current Grantees

A list of our current organisations and projects.

Partnership Requirements

We work together to provide the best possible outcomes.

Reporting

Grant recipients are required to report on the outcomes of the projects.