Australia Post grants open

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Applications have opened for Australia Post’s 2024 Community Grants program, which funds community-led, local projects across Australia, including Melton and Moorabool.

Eligible not-for-profit groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support projects which have the primary purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

Last year’s program saw 72 projects awarded funding across the country, totalling over $500,000, with half of the successful applications awarded in rural and remote locations.

Australia Post General Manager, Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Nicky Tracey said, “The wide range of organisations and projects that received grants last year demonstrated the need to support projects that help people connect to improve mental health and wellbeing.”

“Each year there is a great diversity of mental health support projects across our Community Grants applications From groups that keep elderly Australians connected, to supporting workers with mental health first aid training and even surf therapy, we encourage applications from all local communities.”

Organisations interested in applying are encouraged to review the Community Grant guidelines carefully to check eligibility requirements, with eligible community organisations able to apply until 11.59pm on July 1.

To check eligibility, visit: 2024 Australia Post Community Grants Guidelines (

Successful applicants will be notified in September 2024.