Neighbourhood grants

Neighbourhood grants

Neighbourhood Grants will be offered again in the second half of 2024.

Take a look at the inspiring stories of our 2023 grant recipients here.

Keep an eye on our website and socials for the launch of the 2024 round.

What’s the aim of the Neighbourhood Grants?

You know what your community needs to thrive and we’d like to support you to achieve this. When we say ‘community’, we mean your neighbourhood, your community group or a community of individuals brought together by a common purpose.

The Foundation SA Neighbourhood Grants offer non-profit organisations, up to $5,000 to support acts of community connection that strengthen the bonds of neighbourhoods, led by people in their own communities.

Check out past grant recipient stories here.

We know this grant this size won’t change the world, but we also know that community change is about more than money.

How to apply

Foundation SA accepts applications through the Foundant Grants portal.  To apply, please follow the steps below.

Step 1.  Read the Grant Guidelines to make sure your project or activity meets the objectives.

Step 2. Register for the Foundant Grants portal here (you only have to do this once for all our grants).

Step 3. Complete and submit the application form in our grants portal here (you may be required to enter an access code: FSA2023).

If you're awarded a Neighbourhood Grant what do we ask of you?

To ensure you know what is expected after the grant, please preview the project report you will be asked to complete at the end of the project.

We’d love to publish information and images of your project (E.g website, social media etc).

Please notify us before making any significantchanges to the nature or timing of the project.

Thanks to our supporters


These grants have been made possible thanks to the generous support of two local donors, Giving with Gratitude Fund and The Lang Family Foundation.

Their support has enabled us to not only run these grants again in 2023, but also match donations from Foundation SA fund holders, further increasing the funds available to distribute.

When we launched the Neighbourhood Grants in 2022, we awarded grants of up to $2,000 each. Thanks to the power of collective giving, we’re now awarding grants of up to $5,000 each.

We’re here to help


If you have any questions in relation to the Grant Guidelines please email:

If you need technical assistance with the application lodgement please contact Gabby Lam, Grants Manager: or 03 9412 0412.

Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am–5pm.


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