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Grants status


Close date

17th September 2021

Expression of Interest

  • Building pathways to employment
  • Increasing applied English literacy


The Scanlon Foundation’s Annual Community Grants 2021 will support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion by addressing either of the following areas of focus:

  1. Building pathways to employment; or
  2. Increasing applied English literacy.


Projects should consider the experience of migrants and of receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes. All submissions are expected to empower new arrival communities and develop cross cultural connections.

This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a maximum of $30,000 for a 12 month project (implementation from January to December 2022). The community grants are eligible for all locations across each state and territory of Australia.

Expressions of interest can be made by Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR 1) eligible organisations for grants of up to $30,000 through Smartygrants. Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 17 September 2021. Use this link to Smartygrants to complete an expression of interest. Further details on expected project components and Key Criteria are within the application form.

We would encourage you to also read the FAQs before submitting your application.

The Foundation will be holding an online information session on Wednesday 11th August to to provide more detail on the Annual Community Grant round, the application process, and to answer any questions. Further details available here.