We're proud to have injected nearly $100,000 into communities across Australia and New Zealand to support important community-driven projects. 

Established in 2011, our Community Grants program provides up to $2,000 to support activities and projects that provide deliver lasting community benefits in areas such as community, education and training, health, Indigenous, safety and youth. 

This is the first year the grants have been awarded in New Zealand. 

From heritage and harmonies to veteran services and sport, the programs funded will make a lasting difference to local communities in building regional strength, sustainability and spirit.  

Karratha Little Athletics Association accepting their grant


Fifty organisations across the two nations who will share the $94,000 in funding this year. 

Ventia Brand and Engagement Manager Shelley Folkard has overseen the community grants program since they began in 2011 and said they are a wonderful demonstration of Ventia's enduring commitment to communities. 

The Ventia team pictured with some of the recipients of the 2023 Community Grants


"The number of grass-roots community groups that have benefited from our community grants program over the years really speaks to the heart of our purpose at Ventia," says Shelley.  

The program has had a steady and meaningful impact on important local projects that support healthy and thriving communities for our people, clients and future generations. 

"We have supported 373 community groups with more than $620,000 of grant funding, and it's a real joy seeing the genuine impact - the smiles, learned skills, achievements and belonging this program brings to the heart of our communities.'  


Community groups who received funding through Ventia's 2023 community grants program:

New Zealand:

  • Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
  • Dress for Success Northland
  • Far North Life Education Trust
  • Glass Ceiling Arts Collective
  • Kerikeri High School
  • Mangawhai Football Club
  • Ngā Moko a Rāhiri Inc.
  • No.64 Squadron (Kaitaia)
  • One Tree Point Bowling Club
  • Parapara Marae
  • Regent Community Trust
  • Ruawai Lions Club
  • Te Kopuru Playcentre 
  • Work Ready NZ Limited / Ara Whakamaua

Northern Territory:

  • Birth and Beyond Parent Resource Centre Alice Springs
  • Commerce Pints Hockey Club
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran College
  • Gove Netball Association
  • National Trust
  • Palmerston Boxing Club 
  • Palmerston Power Basketball Club
  • PINT Football Club
  • Reeling Veterans
  • Rural Athletics Centre
  • St John Ambulance
  • The Darwin City Brass Band Association 
  • Waratah Football Club

Western Australia:

  • Dampier Taverners Cricket Club
  • Earbus Foundation of Western Australia
  • Karratha Enduro & Motocross Club
  • Karratha Gymnastics Club
  • Karratha Little Athletics Association 
  • Karratha Netball Association
  • Newman Scout Group 


  • Goombungee State School
  • Harlaxton State School
  • LifeFlight Foundation
  • Miles District Rugby League Club
  • Newtown Rugby League Club
  • Nobby Primary P&C Association
  • Safer Toowoomba Partnership
  • Surat RSL Sub Branch
  • Toowoomba Art Society
  • Withcott Football Club
  • Yaralla Cricket Club
  • Yarraman & District Kindergarten
  • Youth With A Mission Toowoomba

South Australia:

  • Breeanna Pearl Monaghan
  • Dymocks Children's Charities
  • Roxby Downs Childrens Centre



Top image: Recipients from the Top End, Australia celebrate their grants.