In 2023 Telstra announced the Connected Communities Grant Program, supporting Australia’s remote, rural, and regional communities with $600,000 to foster inclusion and resilience over three years. 

Applications for 2024 Telstra Connected Communities Grant Program is opening shortly.
In partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profits to help them build resilient, sustainable, and liveable communities. 

The program has three themes: 

Resilient communities that are well prepared and socially connected, with the ability to renew and recover together when disaster strikes; 
Sustainable communities that are diverse and inclusive, through planning for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of their people and planet;
Liveable communities that have digital capability, helping to equip people with the skills to live, learn and work in a digital society.  

Applications for the 2024 Telstra Connected Communities grant round will open at 9am on Tuesday 27th of February 2024 and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 27th of March 2024. This round will make $200,000 available for applications of up to $10,000 each. Successful grants will be announced in June 2024 and successful applicants will have 12 months to complete funded projects. 

For more details on the Connected Communities Grant program click here