Media Release by The Hon Christian Porter MP

Funding to celebrate community-business partnerships

Community organisations can now apply for a share of $160,000 in Commonwealth Government funding for projects that showcase their philanthropic partnerships.

In opening the grants round, Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said up to $10,000 is available for projects that bring to life–the power of partnerships–the theme of this year’s Community and Philanthropy Partnership Week.

“Community and Philanthropy Partnership Week, to be held from 5-11 December, brings together community and business leaders around Australia, to advance our culture of philanthropy and volunteering,” Mr Porter said.

“I encourage community organisations, philanthropic partners and businesses to participate in this great opportunity to shine a light on their collaborations.

“During the inaugural week last year, successful recipients produced community expos, books and films for example, to tell their stories of how collaboration creates stronger communities.

“As the Deputy Chair of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, it’s vital we recognise what’s being achieved at the grassroots to strengthen philanthropy and giving in Australia.

“The Commonwealth Government’s $650,000 investment over three years for the week demonstrates this commitment.”

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership and is delivered by Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

To apply for a grant and for more information on Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week go to

For more information on the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, go to