Strong and Resilient Communities Activity – Inclusive Communities (SARC-IC) Grants Round 3

Agency: Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal

Closing: 26 February 2024

Eligibility: Company, Cooperative, Incorporated Association, Indigenous Corporation, Local Government Entity, Statutory Entity, Trust.


The SARC – IC Grants aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people on pathways to self-reliance and empowerment through local community-driven solutions that support them to participate socially and/or economically. The SARC – IC Grants will focus on supporting people of working age (15 to 64 years) in geographic areas of high socio-economic disadvantage across all states and territories.

The Australian Government has announced a total of $63 million over 5 rounds for the SARC – IC Grants. For this grant opportunity, funding of up to $12.6 million is available over 2 years (2024–25 and 2025–26).

Funds of up to $180,000 (GST exclusive) per year are available for each grant, with a maximum grant amount of $360,000.  Project funding and service delivery start from 1 July 2024 and end 30 June 2026.