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 10 of the Supporting Stronger Communities grant program is currently open and closes on the 16th of June at 3pm (AEST).

It is available to all Metropolitan Neighbourhood & Community Centres as well as those located within towns with a population above 15,000 people who are members of their state peak bodies:

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

Note: For a full list of eligibility criteria and grant guidelines, visit the ANHCA website.

More Information & Apply Now

For more information, including eligibility, program guidelines 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 0428 964 817