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COVID-19 National Funding Platform

What is the COVID-19 National Funding Platform?

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to register their COVID-19-related funding needs so that philanthropic funders can understand the granting opportunities available and respond to the critical needs of the sector.

How it works





Click on the ‘Granting Opportunities’ link below to browse current opportunities on the platform.



You can use the ‘Focus Areas’ filtering tool to narrow your search down to COVID-19 related projects. You can also filter by location, target population or keyword.



To fund a project, please contact us on or call 03 9412 0412.


If you fund a project by contacting an organisation directly, please notify us so that we can update the amount raised on the platform and know when a funding request has been fulfilled.


Fund seekers



Register your funding needs by clicking the ‘Seeking Funding’ link below and completing the form.



Once submitted, we will complete due diligence on your funding proposal and come back to you when the form has been processed.



Proposals meeting the correct criteria will then be listed on the COVID-19 Funding Platform Granting Opportunities register, and be searchable by the public and prospective funders.

Quick links

National Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19

Australian Communities Foundation has established the National Crisis Response Fund to enable an effective and collective response to the pandemic. The fund’s focus is on getting resources to those hard-to-reach places where existing government and community support isn’t going.

COVID-19 Resources

One of the ways we’re working to support our community is by collating and sharing key resources for funders and non-profits throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Funding Recommendations

Looking for tips on where to direct your funding in response to COVID-19? We’ve compiled some initial funding recommendations to get you started.

Support for Community Organisations

In addition to providing this platform, we’re finding other ways to support community organisations across Australia. We’re adapting our grant reporting requirements and inviting conversations about the needs of current grantees.


We welcome your feedback on how we can make the platform as accessible and effective as possible.

Need further support or information?

If you have any questions about how to use the COVID-19 National Funding Platform, or are having any technical issues while using the site, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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