Highways and byways

A community of service

Supporting socially and geographically isolated communities


We support people and communities, particularly those experiencing disadvantage and exclusion in rural Australia. We do this through our annual small grants and longer term programs where we partner with local community organisations to build stronger communities.

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Our exciting new initiative up and running

On the 10th of March 2020 we launched “Seeds of Connection” our program in Roma with Megan Brown of Chandra Yoga and Well Being to build community and support those on the margins.

Within a couple of weeks the world had changed and Megan has since been busy adapting her programs to work within Covid 19 restrictions during this global pandemic.  As more needs arise in the community due to these constrained times, Seeds of Connection is responding when and where we can.

OUR Annual Small GRANTS

Building stronger communities

Each year we run an annual small grants program offering grants of up to $3,000 to address disadvantage and exclusion within local towns and communities, especially in rural Australia. We always receive many more applications than we can fund.

In early 2020 due to the global pandemic we re-assessed all grant applications, as to their capacity to carry out their project whilst complying with Covid 19 restrictions. We were delighted that 17 grants were able to proceed . Successful grant recipients are listed here.

The 2021 Small Grants Program opens on Monday 9th November 2020 and closes on Tuesday 9th February 2021.  For how to apply  click here or you may wish to donate and help grow stronger communities   

Upcoming Events

9 November 2020

Small Grants Open

The 2021 Small Grants Program opens on Monday 9th November 2020 and closes on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

Mar – Dec 2020

Events in 2020

We are well aware of the unlikelihood of holding any kind of public event for the foreseeable future, so like much of the rest of the world, we have postponed all of our planned events  for 2020 until further notice – stay tuned!

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