Community grants

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2020 applications open soon.

We're making some important updates and will open applications soon. 
Voting is now open to decide which of our 2019 Grand Finalist wins the People's Choice grant. 

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Community grants

Sunsuper's community grants are here to give you the leg up, a helping hand to make your dream a reality.

If your not-for-profit organisation or community group dreams of helping to create brighter futures for Australians or a more active community or support others to live better we want to hear about it.

Round Information

There are three rounds for community grants and each round has a different theme. If your dream fits the criteria and is eligible apply for your chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help a cause close to your heart.

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Round 1: Better Living

Applications close 26 June

We're looking for dreams that improve the lives or living standards of other Australians.

It may be a community development program to create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or new-comers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world. Dream big and tell us how your not-for-profit organisation can help others live better. 

Round 2: Brighter Futures

Applications close 26 June

Does your dream empower others to learn and earn to have a brighter future?

Tell us if you need funding for education initiatives or to create jobs for those in need, or improve financial wellbeing and affordability for Australians. We're also looking for dreams that enhance employment opportunities, or offer training and support to those who need a helping hand to get into or back to work. 

Round 3: Active Community

Applications close 26 August

Let's create active and healthy communities across Australia.

If you're looking for sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, apply for our Active Community grant. Or if you have a dream to create more active communities through health initiatives, wellbeing programs or by tackling medical issues faced by the wider community we also want to hear from you. 

Grand Final Prize Pool

All three round winners will be invited to be the guests of honour at Sunsuper's Grand Final Awards event, where the annual winner and runners-up will be announced and the major grants awarded. We will also announce the People's Choice grant.

Once the three finalists have been determined Sunsuper will contact the winners with full details of this event. All finalists will be given plenty of notice so they are able to attend the event.

1st place: $30,000, 2nd place: $15,000, 3rd place: $10,000

People's Choice Grant

At the end of the year, all three round winners will be eligible to receive the People’s Choice grant. The Australian public will be asked to vote for their favourite dream and the Round Winner with the most valid votes will receive another $10,000 grant.

The Round Winners can drum up votes using a video and the Dreams Toolkit. All Round Winners are eligible to receive the People’s Choice grant, regardless of where the dream is placed overall by the Grand Final Judging Panel.

Does your dream qualify?

To qualify, your dream must aim to make a positive difference in the community, and it must also:

  • benefit a registered community cause, charity group or not-for-profit organisation (and not an individual)
  • be based in Australia with funds being spent in Australia
  • be able to be undertaken in the next 12 months
  • fit with the round theme

Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World is open to all residents of Australia, aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. You don’t need to be a Sunsuper member to enter.

You’ll receive a confirmation email that your dream has been accepted. If your dream doesn’t meet the guidelines, we’ll let you know.


How does it work?

1. Submit your Dream

Tell us about your dream for a better world and help a community group or a not-for-profit organisation you care about.

2. Shortlisted 6

Our team selects 6 shortlisted dreams in each round to be voted on by the public.

3. The people vote

Each round, the public vote on the shortlist to decide which dreams they think will truly make the world a better place.

4. Top 3

The top 3 dreams with the most valid votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress to the round final.

5. The judges decide

In the round final a panel of judges will review the Top 3 dreams and decide who should be the round winner. The winner will receive an additional $5,000 grant and progress to the grand final.

6. The Grand Final

The three Round Winners pitch their dream to the judges to decide the Grand Final Winner and the public vote again for their favourite dream to win People’s Choice.

Past winners

Be inspired by our past winners and learn about their dreams that previously made the shortlist.

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