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Organisation : Neighbourhood Connect

Location : Australia

Time required : Half a day per week

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Community Development

About the role

Neighbourhood Connect

Neighbourhood Connect is a national not-for-profit community organisation. We are helping people across Australia to create neighbourhood groups, encouraging happier, safer, and more connected communities. Because life is better when we belong. We have a national project team and neighbour groups in all States and Territories. Everyone involved is passionate about creating and supporting communities. We have minimal funding and almost all team members are contributing voluntarily.

You can check us out at

Position Purpose

To speed up the expansion of Neighbourhood Connect by bringing in funding.

Your Challenge

Gain funding for Neighbourhood Connect.

The Role of the Grants Leader

We are looking for an experienced grant writer who has written successful grants for not-for-profit projects. We have other team members who can contribute, with the Grants Leader’s guidance, to achieve funding through:

  • Identifying suitable funding sources and application requirements
  • Speaking to funding contact people
  • Drafting, gaining agreement, and submitting funding applications
  • Investigating suitable organisations with tax deductibility charity status to collaborate with for philanthropic grants
  • Organising meetings with key people such as politicians or key departmental personnel to discuss funding (optional)


  • Have experience in writing successful grants (not new to grant writing)
  • Know how to lead and are proactive, reliable, and organised
  • Want to make a difference by being part of a project that builds communities
  • Have good communication skills

What help will we give you?

You will have support to do this:

  • Guidance and advice from our Leadership Team by phone and email
  • Information on our website, kits, and other material on the project

What will you get from this?

  • Satisfaction from contributing to the growth of a community-building project
  • The opportunity to put your grant seeking / writing skills to good use and possibly expand those skills
  • The opportunity to use and develop your leadership and mentoring skills
  • A reference or referee to assist with your career


All the project team work from home; therefore, you can live anywhere in Australia.

Hours of Work

We require a minimum time commitment of a half a day per week for this role, but this does not have to be done all at once and can be spread throughout the week. Your work is done from your home (there is no office).

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in being our Grants Leader, please apply to Irene Opper, addressing the following:

  • Why this interests you
  • Your experience with gaining grant funding
  • Your experience being responsible for outcomes and leading others
  • Your contact details
  • Your C.V.

If you have any questions, please call Irene on 0413 706 233. 

This role will be removed when filled. So if it is right for you, please apply today.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Neighbourhood Connect

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Grants Leader via Pro Bono Australia.


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