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Our Grant Making

Into our Hands Community Foundation has many different funds that exist to support community priorities and charitable projects. We make 10 or more grants per year depending on grant income and capital we have available to disburse. We also regularly negotiate grant partnerships with other funders and corporate partners to support community goals and address challenges and issues. Below is list of current grant opportunities that open on an annual basis.

Grant and Project Support Service

Thanks to funding from Global Giving, Into Our Hands Community Foundation is pleased to offer a new Grant and Project Support Service to volunteer and community groups located in North East Victoria. 

30 community / volunteer groups in the region will have the opportunity to access a professional grant writing service through Into Our Hands Community Foundation. 

The services allows a representative from their local community group to book a one on one session with the Into Our Hands Executive Officer, Sarah Thompson who has over 15 years experience writing and submitting grants that obtain successful outcomes. 

Current Grant Rounds

North East Victoria Bush Fire Appeal


The 2019/20 Bushfires Small Grant Program was established by Into Our Hands Community Foundation in partnership with Global Giving . Our aim is to support local community organisations and their work in the bushfire recovery, preparedness and community resilience space following the events of the Black Summer across our region in 2020. 

This small grant program will provide funding for projects between $500 – $2,000 that are directly responding to the impacts of the 2019/20 bushfires and support our local organisations affected with recovery, resilience, and future preparedness. If you have a small-scale project to help your community group or organisation, please review the guidelines and make a short application. 











Applications are open until Monday 8 August

Our Grantmaking Calendar

Into Our Hands Community Foundation - General Grants

Grants open March- April Annually

Into Our Hands Community Foundation provides grants to support a wide range of local initiatives to develop stronger communities. Our Foundation provides support in the areas of:

Community development


Arts and culture

Social services



For each grant round, the Foundation may target a priority area or areas within the above scope.

Check back here for updates, guidance and application instructions

Garry Nash & Co Community Fund Grants

Grants open December Annually

Thanks to the Garry Nash & Co. Community Fund and their donors, funding is now available annually their community grant program for small community grants for charitable activities across the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Grants of up to $2500 will be available for charitable organisations and projects that cover the following areas of interest:

Housing and Homelessness

Natural Disaster Relief

Health and Wellbeing


Projects that apply will need to demonstrate their charitable purpose and explain how they will provide broad community/ public benefit.

Check back here for updates, guidance and application instructions

Give Wangaratta - Annual Grants Program

Annual Grants Program

GIVE Wangaratta is a community wide initiative to establish a charitable endowment fund for the long term needs and future of Wangaratta, its people, community groups and local non profits.


GIVE Wangaratta is growing and can now support annual grants each year through a general round and our Pitch Up events. Grant making will support a range of charitable causes and organisations that are priorities for our town but we have a particular focus on activities supporting vulnerable children, young people and families and issues such as mental health.

Projects that apply will need to demonstrate their charitable purpose and explain how they will provide broad community/ public benefit.

Check back here for updates, guidance and application instructions

Grant Service and Support

Into Our Hands Community Foundation can also provide local community groups and non profit/charitable organisations with advice and support to achieve alternative funding from other organisations. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn to receive updates about current and open funding rounds from other philanthropic, government, public and corporate sources.

Advice on how to find sources of funding

Support with the application process

Referrals to corporate, public, government and philanthropic grant opportunities

Grant Stories

Totally Renewable Yackandandah Grantee Story

Janelle Marsden Mt Buffalo Chalet & High Country Comeback

Australia is set to encounter the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history over the next 50 years. This will happen, in part, as baby boomers get older and pass on their assets to loved ones. The huge transfer of wealth presents a major opportunity for rural and regional communities in particular to have a new conversation about how they can unlock these assets for community benefit.

Into Our Hands Community Foundation is exploring what our futures might look like if more of us were to contribute some of our assets, or wealth, back into local projects to create a lasting local legacy beyond our lifetime.