National Community Partners

Up to $1.5M is available to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia.

  National Community Partners


Through Australia Post’s new community program, Our Neighbourhood, we aim to help build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia. We are looking for National Community Partners who not only share our aspirations, but also have commitment and credibility in working with communities to build capability at both a national and local level.

At Australia Post, serving the Australian community is our reason for being – as it has been for over 200 years. The notion of community service is ingrained in the daily operations of our business. It isn’t peripheral to what we do. Community service is our core business.

National Community Partners will help Australia Post continue connecting communities by engaging with a range of target audiences, including:

    • local communities
    • regional and remote communities
    • socially disadvantaged
    • Indigenous Australians
    • cultural and linguistically diverse groups
    • people living with a disability
    • small businesses



The objectives of the National Community Partners program is to:

    • Build a sustainable communications business both physically and digitally
    • Build a world-class parcels business with excellence in service performance
    • Build a



      services offer

      for consumers

We aim to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities by focusing on the following key areas:

    • Providing all Australians with access to essential products and services – as well as the knowledge to use these services to connect in both the physical and digital world.
    • Maintaining a diverse, inclusive workplace that values the contribution made by people from varying backgrounds and neighbourhoods across our nation.
    • Investing in programs and activities that foster community spirit, connect communities and contribute to a more inclusive Australia.
    • Providing support to Australian communities in times of major crisis.


Eligible Projects

Projects that are eligible to apply for the National Community Partners Program include:

    • Targeted education programs in schools (ie letter writing, financial and digital literacy, or cultural awareness for students).
    • Assisting Australian small businesses to further develop business and management skills.
    • Supporting communities to better understand and manage changing technologies.
    • Events and activities that bring people together in local communities and online.
    • Immediate support for impacted Australian communities when a major disaster occurs.
    • Helping Australian communities to re-build after a major disaster has occurred.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants for the National Community Partners should meet the following criteria:

    • Share our vision and focus for the community.
    • Have an organisational focus on delivering programs that build more inclusive Australian communities.
    • Have experience in delivering community programs in one or more of the Australia Post Community Program’s key areas of focus and target audiences.
    • Be centrally coordinated and have a national footprint or network within local communities.
    • Have a proven track record of working with communities to build capability at both a national and local level.
    • Be a leader in their field of endeavour and be highly regarded for providing value to the community
    • Demonstrate innovation and the ability to work in both the physical and digital world.
    • Have the capability to manage the execution of large community programs with appropriate governance.
    • Be able to set clear goals and report measurable and tangible results.
    • Be willing and able to work collaboratively across sectors and in partnership to achieve goals.
    • Be willing to be publicly aligned with Australia Post.
    • Be willing and able to actively promote Australia Post’s community aspirations, approach and the partnership.
    • Be willing and able to work with Australia Post to help drive our customer and employee engagement.14. Not be publicly aligned with a competitor of Australia Post (ie logistics organisations etc).




    • Up to $100,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
    • Up to $250,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
    • Up to $500,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
    • Other – organisations may choose to specify a proposed investment and timeframe in their application.



 Applications for the National Community Program close 3pm (AEST), Friday 31 May 2013.


Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by any government agency.

Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.


Additional Information

 National Community Partners briefing pack

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