SSC Grants Program

The Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) grant program gives Neighbourhood and Community Centres the opportunity to access grants of up to $10,000 to target poverty and disadvantage in their local communities.

This grant program is offered through a partnership between the Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA).

Round 12 of the Supporting Stronger Communities grant program is currently open and closes on the 16th of March 2023.

This small grant program is available to all Neighbourhood & Community Centres across Australia that are located in towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people, and who are members of their relevant state peak body:

Other local community groups and organisations are also able to apply by forming a partnership with their local Neighbourhood or Community Centre.

What can be funded?

Projects that are developed in response to emerging community needs targeting poverty and/or disadvantage can apply for funding through this grant program.

Existing programs can also apply for funding to adapt or expand their program providing it is clearly explained how the changes are required to meet changing needs in the community.

You can apply for funding to cover costs associated with delivering projects which can include (and is not limited to):

  • Wages for the delivery of the project
  • Equipment hire or purchase costs
  • Hall hire costs for off site facilities
  • Community Training costs

View or download a copy of the 2023 Program Guidelines.

More Information & Apply Now

For more information, including eligibility,  and to apply now, visit the ANHCA website.

More Information

If you have any enquiries regarding these grants, contact the ANHCA Grants Officer, Emily Harnett at [email protected] or phone 0428 964 817