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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Restoring Nature and Communities

In March 2021 our second partnership program began in North East Tasmania.

Restoring Nature and Communities is a 20 week eco-restoration program in partnership with North East Bioregional Network in St. Helens. The program employs four workers who are undertaking a range of land management and restoration work in the Break O Day municipality.

Our first partnership program Seeds of Connection is thriving in 2021 with community connection programs in Injune, Mitchell, Wallumbilla and Surat during 2021.

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.

The theme for 2021 is Healing the Land – Healing Ourselves – Together. 43 projects across Australia have received funding to deliver wonderful programs to help restore our ecosystems, and build strong resilient communities.

The 2021 Small Grants Program will open in November 2021. More details to come.


May 2021

Small Grants Announced

We announced the successful recipients of our Small Grants Program. We are delighted that 43 small community organisations from across Australia will receive funds to heal the land and their communities.

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