The following Grants accept applications from schools and/or parent associations.

See also our tips for writing grant applications and sample successful applications.

Council also belongs to the Grants Hub where you can search through an extensive range of grants. As members of Council, P&Cs are able to use our login details to access this service. Contact us for username and password.


The SUEZ Community Grants provide grants of between $1,000 and $15,000 to community groups to funding social and environmental projects that contribute to a stronger community and healthier environment. Applications open April 3 - May 5 2017.

Canberra Southern Cross Club Community Support Grants are annual grants of up to $5000 to support special projects, local events and activities that benefit the Canberra community. Close in April each year.

The ANZ Staff Foundation provides grants of around $5,000 to support a variety of projects from helping disadvantaged youth to the environment. Only P&Cs with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status can apply. Applications are accepted twice a year: 15 January and 15 July.

Jetstar's Flying Start Programme provides $30,000 ($15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar) for projects which will enrich the lives of people in the local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts. One funding round per year takes applications from the ACT, thoughout April, May and June each year.

Commonwealth Bank Grass Roots Grants for organisations to run a three year project that supports children and youth. Your P&C must be a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) to apply. Entries close March 31, 2017.

Some ACT Government grants are available to P&Cs and community groups.


Annual grants of up to $50,000 are available through the nib Foundation Community Grants  to support initiatives which make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. Check the eligibility as not all P&Cs will fulfill the requirements.

Sporting Schools grants to help schools deliver sport-based activities before, during or after school hours, up to $9000.


The Preschool Matters program regularly offers grants of up to $500 for projects which promote parental engagement.