Impact Fund

Grants to support our partners with their vital work.

Round 6 of the Impact Fund is now open!

Climate change is currently having the biggest impact – socially, economically and financially – on vulnerable people. This is why Round 6 of the Impact Fund will focus on climate action. Grants will be awarded to assist our partner organisations and their communities in building capacity for climate change resilience and adaptation.

  • Grants are up to AUD$10,000.
  • This round opened on Monday, 12 September 2022.
  • This round closes on Friday, 4 November 2022.

Start your application for Round 6: Climate Action

Apply now

Where to start?

Round 6 is open to partners of the Australian Volunteers Program. Funds are only available for projects in the countries in which the program currently operates and that have not graduated from ODA.

The best place to start is the Applicant Guidelines which outline the details on applying for Round 6, including who is eligible to apply, what types of projects will be funded, what the assessment criteria are, and more. See our versions below in various languages.

Next, please explore our Frequently Asked Questions to dig a little deeper, as this might answer some of your specific queries about the Impact Fund and the current round.

Need more?

If you have an idea for a grant but still have questions or need help, please reach out to your In-Country Team for support or contact the Impact Fund team.

We hope to receive an application from you and look forward to reading about your proposed project!

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. After all, Round 6 is now open!

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.

Hint: Round 3 focused on climate action, read through successful projects to find inspiration!