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Applying for DGR Grant Funding

Many philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations offer grants, but require DGR status for eligibility.


The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR removes this barrier, allowing Neighbourhood & Community Houses and Centres (NCHCs) to apply for these grants. By submitting an application to the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR, NCHCs can access these valuable grant opportunities.

Once you have found a grant that you would like to apply for that requires DGR status, follow these steps:


1. Fill out ANHCA’s online grant application form.

Please note that as a part of the form you will be required to provide the following documents:

- A copy of your constitution.

- A copy of your latest financial statement.

- A copy of your board or committee membership.


2. Fill out ANHCA’s online grant agreement form.


NOTE: Allow two weeks before the closing date of your grant application for us to complete our process. 


Your application will go to the ANHCA Public Fund Committee for approval. We will contact with you to provide a copy of the approval to submit with your grant application. You are required to repeat this process for each grant.


A copy of your application form and the agreement will be automatically emailed to both you and ANHCA.

Are NCHCs that use the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR for grant applications expected to provide reports?
While a formal report is not required, we strongly encourage every Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres (NCHC) that apply for grants requiring DGR through the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR to share photos and updates showcasing the grant outcomes. Please email these to


By sharing your stories with the ANHCA team, you'll help us spread the word of this initiative to other NCHCs across Australia. NCHCs having access to more grants are essential to their role in supporting local communities.

Do you need support?

If you need assistance with the donation process, contact Jarrah at 0428 964 817 or


Share photos & updates showcasing your grant outcomes

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