Twice every year the Sisters of Charity Foundation provides grants of up to $15,000 to community projects and programs that break down social isolation and alleviate the impact of poverty on individuals and families.

Applications for the February grant round opened 1 December 2022 and closed 5 February 2023. In total 77 EOIs (Expressions of Interest) were submitted. Of these, 25 organisations progressed to stage 2 and were invited to submit a full application; in the end 21 organisations were selected to receive grant funding.

List of successful Community Grant recipients

Below are the names of each organisation that received a grant in the February 2023 round and its project or program name.

  • Agape Outreach Inc – ‘Keeping the Love in Action’
  • All Saints Catholic College Liverpool – ‘Love Impels Us’
  • Busselton Hospice Care Inc – ‘Community Outreach Service Program Pilot’
  • CLAN Midland – ‘Empowering domestic violence survivors to recover and thrive’
  • FoodFilled Inc – ‘Capacity Building’
  • Goodna Street Life Inc – ‘Improving food security and nutrition in Goodna, Queensland’
  • Jesuit Refugee Services – ‘Foodbank Program’
  • Kanyini Connections Ltd – ‘Go Remarkable Equine Therapy Program for Girls and Young Women’
  • Love for Australia Inc – ‘Increase Grocery Accessibility / Emergency Food Relief’
  • Mary Immaculate Parish Primary School – ‘Family Assistance Program’
  • Moving Forward DFV Case Management Services Inc – ‘Food Vouchers for Families’
  • Open Table – ‘Open Pantry’
  • Possum Portraits Inc – ‘The House in Ollie’s Tummy: A children’s picture book about loss and grief’
  • Prison Network – ‘Keeping Kids Connected in a COVID World’
  • ProjectKindness Incorporated – ‘Community “Kindness Hamper” Distribution’
  • St. Merkorious Charity Association Inc – ‘Bring Hope with a Social Worker’
  • The Freedom Hub Ltd – ‘Survivor Employment Pathway Program’
  • The Kogarah Storehouse – ‘Emergency Food Program’
  • The Warrior Woman Foundation – ‘Mentor training and psychoeducation for The Young Warrior Woman Program’
  • Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation – ‘Pathways to Trades: Supporting Women to Succeed Scholarships’
  • We Care Connect Ltd – ‘Begin Bright: Hunter’

How to apply for a Community Grant in the next round

There are two grant rounds each year:

  • The February grant round opens 1 December and closes 5 February.
  • The July grant round opens 8 July and closes 31 July.

Before you apply you should make sure you are eligibleSubmit your EOI here by the due date. Selected EOIs will then be invited to submit a full application.

How We Help

Each year we’re able to make a difference to thousands of people across the country with funds generously donated by compassionate Australians. We support initiatives that focus on benefiting the disadvantaged, marginalised and socially isolated people in our community.

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