Impact Fund

Grants to support our partners with their vital work.

Impact Fund is currently closed.

We have just closed Round 6: Climate Action on Friday, 4 November 2022. If you submitted an application, good luck, and we will notify you of the outcome in a few weeks' time. If you missed out on Round 6, don't worry, we look forward to welcoming you to a future round of the Impact Fund. We will let you know when the next round is open for applications, which we expect to be in the first half of 2023.

In the meantime, please feel free to explore the available resources below.

What is the Impact Fund?

The Impact Fund offers small grants of up to AUD$10,000 to partner organisations of the Australian Volunteers Program. This initiative is intended to help strengthen the capacity of partner organisations and support the progress of their development objectives in key priority areas.

We believe small grants can make a big difference.

Want to learn more?

The best place to learn more about the Impact Fund is our Frequently Asked Questions.

For a more detailed look, you can explore our Applicant Guidelines from Round 6. While Round 6 has closed, these guidelines nevertheless provide a great example of how the Impact Fund works, who is eligible to apply, what types of projects will be funded, and how we assess applications. We have also made our guidelines available in IndonesianTetum, and Vietnamese.

We recently hosted a webinar to help applicants with grant writing; you can watch the recording or revisit the slides presented.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your In-Country Team for support or contact the Impact Fund team.

We hope to receive an application from you in the future!

Grant-Writing Video Series

In this new animated series, we hope to empower you to write great grants. These videos are the perfect starting point for developing a grant application. Please enjoy the videos - also available with Indonesian, Tetum and Vietnamese subtitles - and we hope that they may encourage you to submit a grant application to the Impact Fund in the near future.

Small grants make a big difference

The Impact Fund has supported over 200 partner organisations to deliver almost 300 projects in support of their local communities in 26 countries. Since 2019, Impact Fund rounds have been focused on a range of thematic priority areas including: COVID-19 response and recovery, gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate action, organisational strengthening, and volunteer assignment support! 

Learn more about successful Impact Fund projects here.