Community grants

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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 a share of $150,000 in grants to help a cause close to your heart.

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Round 1: Better Living

Applications close 24 March

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

It may be a community project to help rebuild after a natural disaster, 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 6 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 June

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. 

People's Choice Grant

Nine finalists will be shortlisted and invited to participate in a public vote. The finalist with most votes will be crowned the People’s Choice Winner and will receive a $10,000 grant. Runner up grants will also be awarded to help finalists kick start their dream for a better world. 

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 3

Our team shortlists three entries in each category to present their dream to a panel of judges.

3. The judges decide

The panel of judges review the shortlisted entries against criteria and award the category winner a $10,000 grant. 

The People's Choice

The nine shortlisted entries across the three categories will take part in the annual People's Choice online vote.

The People's Choice winner

The shortlisted entry with the most valid votes will receive a $10,000 grant. 

People's Choice runner-up

The eight runner-up shortlisted entries will receive a share of $20,000 to help kick-start their dream. 

Past winners

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

View all finalists.

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