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About Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World program is all about partnering with those who dream big and do good to improve the lives of other Australians and their community, and we have $150,000 in grants to help make it happen.

Since 2011, Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World program has been supporting community development programs and partnering with not-for-profit organisations that help bring lasting and positive change to the lives of many Australians. We've expanded the program so that community-minded small businesses can also apply for a grant, and help tackle a local or social issue in their community.

Sunsuper also wants to encourage partners to think about the part they are playing in a broader, global context. To encourage you to put yourself into this bigger picture, each grant application will now require you to include how your project meets one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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5,741Dreams for a better world applications since 2011

59,407Votes for community dreams to come true since 2015

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A Sunsuper initiative

As one of Australia's most highly rated and awarded super funds, Sunsuper is committed to inspiring and empowering people to make their dreams more than dreams; now and right through retirement.

Everyday we're inspired by those who dream big and do good to help improve the lives of other Australians. So where we can, we lend a helping hand through Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

In 2015, countries around the world – including Australia, committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals represent a broad-ranging agenda to ensure the world’s economic, environmental and social sustainability by 2030. To encourage you to put yourself into this bigger picture, each grant application will now require you to include how your project meets one or more of the Goals.

These Goals may seem a long way away from your locally focused organisation or project, but the UN very much recognises that these Goals are not going to be achieved without the involvement of everyone around the world. ‘Think Global, Act Local’ underpins the SDG program.

And once you have a look at the SDGs, you will realise that what you are doing will fit into one, or probably more, of the Goals. To encourage you to put yourself into this bigger picture, each grant application will now require you to include how your project meets one or more of the Goals.

Once you realise that what you are doing is part of the Sustainable Development Goals, you can also use this to market your program and encourage others to see you in a broader light. 

How to get involved

Follow their dreams

View our previous winners and shortlisted entrants and see how you can be a part of their dream.

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Vote for your favourite dream

Help make dreams come true and vote for your favourite community group to win a $5,000 grant.

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Do you have a dream to make a difference in your community

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Key dates

Community Rounds

All community round applications open 28 February

Round 1: Better Living

Applications close: 26 Jun
Voting opens: 10 Aug
Voting closes: 31 Aug
Winner announced: 30 Sep

Round 2: Brighter Futures

Applications close: 26 Jun
Voting opens: 10 Aug
Voting closes: 31 Aug
Winner announced: 30 Sep

Round 3: Active Community

Applications close: 26 Jun
Voting opens: 10 Aug
Voting closes: 31 Aug
Winner announced: 30 Sep

Better Business

Applications open: 28 Feb
Applications close: 31 Jul
Top 3 announced: 30 Oct

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