Border Trust Community Grants

2024 Community Grant Program Now OPEN !

Border Trust invites submissions from not-for-profit, community organisations seeking to deliver community-based projects within the Albury Wodonga Region.

The 2024 Community Grant Round comprises funds pooled together from a variety of donors and partners, including:
• Border Trust
• ACE Radio 2AY with Philanthropic Partner, Handbury Foundation
• Adroit Insurance & Risk Named Sub Fund
• Michael and Sue Houlihan Named Sub Fund
• Katharine Sleeman Named Sub Fund.

Aims of the 2024 Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Program will focus on the projects which address the following impact areas:

A welcoming, connected and inclusive community provides the foundation for a vibrant region and positively impacts individual and community well-being.

By helping those who help others, access to necessities like food, shelter, education, work, and healthcare enables all to participate in and contribute to a thriving region.

Generally, small grants of up to $5,000 will be considered. In exceptional circumstances, a grant of up to $10,000 may be considered following discussion with Border Trust. Organisations with, and without, DGR 1 status are eligible to apply.


GRANT ROUND OPENS  9am Wednesday 21st February 2024

CLOSING DATE  9am Wednesday 17th April 2024

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by no later than 7th June 2024.
Grants will be awarded at Border Trust’s Annual Showcase event, the Big Give, on Thursday 27th June 2024, from 5.30pm at Atura, Albury.
Projects are funded for a one-year time frame unless otherwise agreed with Border Trust.


All applications must be submitted electronically.

  1. Download General Information for Grant ApplicantsHERE
    We recommend preparing your answers in a word document, ready to copy and paste into the online application platform (all questions are listed in the General Information Document).
  2. Complete your Online Application HERE

For more Information & to discuss your project contact:

Glenys Atkins, Community Engagement + Impact
Border Trust, Community Foundation for Albury Wodonga Region or 0447 684 506

To be eligible, your organisation must:
• Be a not-for-profit community-based organisation which functions for charitable purpose
• Operate for the benefit of communities within the Local Government Areas of Albury, Federation, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong and Wodonga
• Have a registered ABN or Incorporated Association Number
• Meet any other specific eligibility requirements as noted.


What we offer you: Grants Workshop Series
In addition to our community grant round, all community organisations are invited to participate in our free grants workshop series running from June.

Please follow us on our socials and through our website for further information.
Workshops include:
1. Unpack your Project
2. Grant Preparation & Writing
3. Prepare to Pitch
4. Practice your Pitch.

2023 Border Trust Community Grants Program

The successful recipients of the Border Trust 2023 Community Grants funded by Scanlon Foundation are:
Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Awarded $5,000.00 for Feeding our Community – Multicultural Program
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Awarded $4,000.00 for Multicultural Community Lunch
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Awarded $4,000.00 for Multicultural Exercise Program
Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group Awarded $10,000.00 for Fuelling Social Inclusion
Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd Awarded $12,000.00 for Improving water pressure at the Bhutanese Community Farm.

2022 Border Trust Community Grants Program

Congratulation to the following Border Trust 2022 Community Grant Program recipients!
Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare – $5,000, Disaster Preparedness
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau – $4,990, Multicultural Exercise Program
Corowa and District S.H.E Shed Inc. – $5,000, SHE Shed Future Growth & Participation
Henty Respite Limited – $5,000, Avondale Place – Outdoor Furniture
Mercy Connect – $1,244, Mercy Connect AFL Fan Group – Providing Connection, Socialisation & Fun
Our Native Garden Nursery Inc – $5,000, Local Native Plant Propagation Tables
St Johns Ambulance Australia (VIC) Inc – $4,042, St Johns Ambulance Wodonga Division – Defibrillator Replacement Program.

Grants are awarded to the successful recipients at Border Trust’s annual showcase, The BIG Give.  Download the BIG Give  2023 Program here.