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2021 Visionary Grants

Funding overview

2021 Visionary Grant applications are now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest form. If you are successful in progressing to the next stage, a member of our team will contact you to complete a full application.

Expression of interest dates
2 August - 27 August 2021
Size of grants
$20,000 - $100,000
Project timeframe
Up to 2 years
Funding type
Open and unrestricted, to be utilised towards bringing to life the innovation applied for.
2021 Total Grant Round
$500,000
Areas of focus
  • Stopping sources of carbon pollution
  • Supporting carbon sinks
  • Educating and empowering women and girls
Who is eligible?
You will need to have:
  • An Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Documentation that supports your organisations non-profit status
  • An Australian Bank account
Or, an Auspice arrangement with an organisation that meets all the eligibility criteria above

Areas of focus

We will fund projects and organisations working across the following focus areas. We prefer to fund innovative and new projects and ideas. These innovation projects can be undertaken by new organisations, or existing larger organisations trialling new ideas.

Stopping sources of carbon pollution

Stopping sources of carbon pollution

Australia is a global leader in the export of fossil fuels, so it’s important we shift domestic energy policies and energy creation towards cleaner solutions - while ensuring this process is equitable and empowering for all. We also need to ensure emissions from other important sectors, like food and transport, are rapidly reduced. 

Supporting carbon sinks

Supporting carbon sinks

Temperate and tropical forests, seagrass meadows, tidal marshes and mangrove forests sequester large amounts of atmospheric carbon. They also provide vast biodiversity benefits for the planet, supporting most ecosystems that underpin life on earth.

Educating and empowering women and girls

Educating and empowering women and girls

Securing gender equality, providing women with greater access to education, and advancing women’s wellbeing to have autonomy over their social, economic and family lives is the leading solution to addressing climate change.

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2020 Community Grant Winners

Well done to all our 2020 community grant winners.

In 2020, we donated $400,000 to 18 amazing community organisations making a positive impact both in Australia and overseas.

see the winners