Australia Post has started the application process for its 2022 Community Grants program, which aims to help build community connections to support the mental health and well-being of Australians across the country.
From June 6, not-for-profit groups across Australia can apply for grants of up to AU$10,000 (US$7,228) to support projects with the primary purpose of improving mental health and well-being in local communities. Last year’s program saw half of all grants made to organizations in regional and remote locations.
According to Australia Post head of community Nicky Tracey, past recipients included projects such as friendship and buddy programs, peer support groups for young people, mental well-being workshops and community morning teas.
“We are delighted to once again offer these grants to help support the mental health of Australians all around the country. We’ve seen how these grants make a real difference in local communities, building connection and encouraging open and positive conversations around mental health,” she said.
“As an organization that delivers to customers everywhere – in cities, rural areas and the most remote corners of the country – we want to support local communities to deliver a diverse range of projects, and we’re delighted to once again do that through the 2022 Community Grants program,” she added.
Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines carefully to check eligibility requirements, with eligible community organizations able to apply until 11:59pm on July 3, 2022 at auspost.com.au/grants.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome in September 2022.