About the program

We strive to make a positive impact on people and communities.

Through our community grants program, we provide funding for local projects and activities that support healthy, thriving regional and rural communities.

We have supported 373 community groups with more than $620,000 of grant funding, and it’s a real joy seeing the genuine impact – the smiles, learned skills, achievements and belonging this program brings to the heart of our communities

The program offers grants up to $2,000 to successful applicants, to help community groups make a positive difference.


Our community grants will open for applications on 1 June 2024 in the following regions:

QLD: Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Surat Basin & Gladstone

SA: Roxby Downs

NT: Darwin & the Top End 

NZ: Waikato

WA: Pilbara


Applications that will be positively considered for grant funding will:

- Be submitted on behalf of registered organisations, associations or charitable institutions including but not limited to community groups, schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profits, and charities

- Demonstrate support of education and training, environment, health, Indigenous, safety or youth engagement activities

- Enhance and improve the capability of the organisation through programs, infrastructure, or equipment

- Demonstrate lasting benefits to the community

- Be aligned with Ventia’s values and fall within the regional areas in which Ventia operates

- Create awareness and positivity for the Ventia brand and recognise Ventia’s support.

There are some exclusions from the program where applications will not be considered:

- Individual applications including those seeking support for activities such as academic studies, sport or travel

- Requests relating to political organisations or campaigns

- Support for religious organisations for religious benefit

- Retrospective activities

- Applications received after 31 July 2024

- Government and local councils.

What our communities have to say

Previous recipients

Birth and Beyond Parent Resource Centre Alice Springs

Commerce Pints Hockey Club

Darwin City Brass Band Association

Good Shepherd Lutheran College

Gove Netball Association

National Trust NT

Palmerston Boxing Club 

Palmerston Power Basketball Club

PINT Football Club

Reeling Veterans

Rural Athletics Centre

St John Ambulance Australia

Waratah Football Club

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Dress for Success Northland

Far North Life Education Trust

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective

Kerikeri High School

Mangawhai Football Club

Ngä Moko a Rä hiri 

No.64 Squadron (Kaitaia)

One Tree Point Bowling Club

Parapara Marae

Regent Community Trust

Ruawai Lions Club

Te Kä puru Playcentre 

Work Ready NZ Limited / Ara Whakamaua 

Goombungee State School

Harlaxton State School

LifeFlight Foundation

Miles District Rugby League Club

Newtown Rugby League Club

Nobby Primary P&C Association

Safer Toowoomba Partnership

Surat RSL Sub Branch

Toowoomba Art Society

Withcott Football Club

Yaralla Cricket Club

Yarraman & District Kindergarten

Youth With A Mission Toowoomba

Connections in Culture Playgroup

Dymocks Children's Charities

Roxby Downs Childrens Centre

Dampier Taverners Cricket Club

Earbus Foundation of Western Australia

Karratha Enduro & Motocross Club

Karratha Gymnastics Club

Karratha Little Athletics Association 

Karratha Netball Association

Newman Scout Group