Australia Post program offers $10,000 grants

OPEN: The Australia Post 2019 Community Grants program is now open.

OPEN: The Australia Post 2019 Community Grants program is now open.

Not-for-profit community organisations are invited to apply for a 2019 Australia Post Community Grant, with funding of up to $10,000 available.

The initiative aims to support projects and services that address locally identified needs that strengthen social connections and reduce barriers to participating in community life.

Australia Post Executive General Manager Community and Consumer Nicole Sheffield said it was another way for Australia Post to help communities thrive.

"Through this program, we're funding projects that bring people together to address local needs," she said.

"With so much change to the way we live, work and shop, it's more important than ever that we have strong, vibrant local communities where people can connect to shape our shared future," said Ms Sheffield.

The 2019 Australia Post Community Grants will support initiatives that: help people connect with each other through group activities (eg volunteering programs, civic engagement and environmental activities); reduce barriers to participation in community life (eg transport, ability to pay, or access to community spaces); and/or Develop skills and leadership capability to strengthen community networks.

The 2019 Community Grants program follows on from this year's Australia Post Workforce Grants which saw over 400 recipients receive $500 each towards community projects across Australia as nominated by Australia Post's local staff members.

Eligible community organisations can apply for an Australia Post Community Grant for up to $10,000 via www.auspost.com.au/grants.

Applications close on Sunday, August 4 and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in October 2019.