Small, strategic grants that build significant capacity

The Community Grants Scheme (CGS) is a funding program providing small, strategic grants to AVI's international partner organisations, enhancing their work and providing significant value for local community projects. 

Partner Organisations are eligible to receive up to AUD$10,000 through the CGS which has two rounds of funding per year - one in February and one in August.

Partner Organisations interested in applying for CGS funding are encouraged to work with in-country staff to prepare their application.

Applications are now open until 9 September 2019.

Download the CGS Guidelines
Download the CGS 2019 application form
Download CGS budget form


  • Partner organisations must currently be hosting an Australian volunteer or be in the process of receiving a volunteer
  • Eligible partner organisations will receive an annual income less than AUD$500,000
  • Projects that receive funding must commence within four months of signing the agreement and be completed 18 months after the start date
  • Eligible projects will not constitute the core work of a volunteer’s assignment or the core work of the organisation. However, projects can add value to and complement a volunteer’s work 
  • The project will not depend on volunteer assistance for completion or implementation 
  • Partner organisations who have previously implemented a CGS-funded project can apply, however organisations who have not received funding will be given preference.

How to apply

  • Please only submit one application per funding round
  • Please feel free to discuss the proposed project with our in-country staff
  • Partner organisations who have been unsuccessful in previous rounds should seek assistance before reapplying
  • Complete the CGS Application Form and the CGS Budget Form
  • Submit these forms to in-country staff

For any enquiries, please email [email protected]