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The 2015 Grants in Australia Survey is NOW OPEN!

We're asking grantmakers to encourage their grantees and grants applicants to complete the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey.


The AIGM has launched its online grantmakers forum, a dedicated chat space where funders and grantmakers can gather and put their minds together to ask, and answer, the questions they want to explore.

2016 AIGM Conference

The dates for the 2016 AIGM Grantmaking in Australia Conference have been announced.

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Grantmaking News
US study finds most major grants "don't go to 'big bets' on social change"

A new US study has found a disconnect between grantmakers and philanthropists who wish to make major donations towards social change and those who actually do so.

UK's Big Lottery Fund to retain funding

Concerns that the UK Government was to remove funding from one of the country's biggest grantmakers have been allayed.

Eyebrows raised at $2.4m Federal Government arts grant

Former Federal Arts Minister George Brandis made a $2.4million grant to a group linked to his-then policy advisor just three days before being replaced by Mitch Fifield.

$32mill returned to Australia Council as planned NPEA grants program changed

The Federal Government's controversial National Program for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA) has been rebadged and rebooted - but not scrapped. And reaction is mixed.

AIGM Wire - Medibank Community Fund letting the people decide
17 Nov 2015

Medibank Community Fund calling on the community to have its say on who should receive grants in its 2016 funding round.

Unsubmitted grants applications the focus of the next edition of GMI
11 Nov 2015

The next edition of GMI is diving deep into the issue of unsubmitted grants applications - with tips, interviews and benchmarks.

NSW Environment Trust launches stakeholder engagement survey
05 Nov 2015

NSW Environment Trust launches stakeholder engagement survey with aim of improving its communications efforts.

Worth a Read: Major US foundations increasingly aiming to fund social change
04 Nov 2015

Great article in the New York Times outlines shift in focus among major US foundation grantmakers towards funding social change.

Dates announced for 2016 AIGM Grantmaking in Australia Conference
22 Oct 2015

The 2016 AIGM Grantmaking in Australia Conference will be staged in Melbourne next March, and will carry with it a "disruptive" theme.

New resources, latest news, coming events at the AIGM website
22 Oct 2015

As we gear up for some great events, new helpsheets and resources have arrived at the AIGM site.

Grants Management Intelligence zeroes in on Grants Assessment Panels
10 Sep 2015

Best practice tips, guides and some groundbreaking benchmarking work feature in the latest edition of Grants Management Intelligence released today.

AIGM Wire - Job Vacancy: Grants Officer - Roma (Queensland)
04 Sep 2015

A grants officer position with Queensland's Maranoa Regional Council - based in Roma - is being advertised.

What's new on the AIGM site
26 Aug 2015

News, features and new resources are among the grantmaking resources that have just arrived at the AIGM website.

AIGM Wire - Job Vacancy: Grants Administrator, Hume City Council
23 Jul 2015

Hume City Council (Melbourne's Northern Suburbs) is seeking a grants administrator.