Grassroots Capabilities

Grassroots Capabilities 

Supporting the core capacity and capability of grassroots organisations 

The aim of The Jack Brockhoff Foundation's Grassroots Capabilities Grant is to support the capability and capacity of vital grassroots organisations that provide critical services in JBF's strategic priority areas, we provide one-off, flexible grants to meet organisational and workforce needs, as well as funding one-off discrete, critical projects in the following areas: 

Thriving Children  

With a focus on breaking cycles, we invest in initiatives that support the first six years of a child’s life through early intervention and prevention. Our goal is to ensure that all children reach their full potential. 

Safe, Secure, Connected Communities  

With a focus on participation and connection, we invest in increasing access to secure housing and mental health support. Our aim is to ensure that Victorians, especially older Victorians, can remain connected and engaged with their families, friends, and communities. 

Backing Big Ideas  

With a focus on achieving change at scale and addressing complex problems affecting the health and wellbeing of Victorians, we invest in leaders and experts in community, social innovation, and medical research. Our aim is to identify and implement innovative solutions to these intricate challenges.

Grants of between $10,000 to $30,000 for one year only are available. Applications will be called for through an open grant round. 

Grant round open August 2024.

Find out more about our grant guidelines and eligibility criteria to confirm you are eligible to apply. 

All prospective applicants should contact the Foundation at or 03 9006 1765 to discuss their funding need prior to submitting an application.