Canberra’s community development funding service provides access to funding and support to eligible people, community and non-profit organisations who are residing in the city of Canberra.

Canberra’s community funding has different categories of funding and development support to meet the need of the right people, local communities and organisations. They include:


The Act Health Promotion Innovation Fund

This funding is designed to assist communities in projects which encourage healthy living, eating habits and physical activities.

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants

This grant is put in place to support projects that focus on sustainable food productions, excellent waste management practices and conservation of biodiversity. It is designed especially for primary school students and has a funding capacity of up to $1,000.

NAIDOC Week Grants

This grant is programmed to promote the cultural integrity of the city of Canberra. During the annual celebration of NAIDOC week, it is given to the community to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Westfield Local Heroes

This funding of up to $10,000 is given to nominated individuals to help them in their organisation’s work and activities.

The SEUZ Community Grants

This grant is designed to provide support for community groups who are in the business of providing social and environmental projects. The funding is between $1,000 and $15,000.