Grant applications currently closed

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) community grants are one-off grants of up to $10,000.
Thank you to all those who have applied for funding in 2015. Applications are currently closed.
We will update our website when we reopen funding. So please check back from time to time.


You must comply with all 4 eligibility criteria to be eligible for a Coca-Cola Australia Foundation community grant.

  1. Your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) Item 1.  Proof of DGR status must be attached to your application.
  2. The program you are seeking funding for must be based in Australia.
  3. The program you are seeking funding for must target disadvantaged young people aged between 12 years and 25 years.  We do not fund programs outside this age group.
  4. You are not seeking funding for:
  • Grants to individuals, including students.
  • Activities that collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals.
  • Purchase of land or buildings.
  • Overseas appeals.
  • Sponsorship of marketing appeals, fundraising events or activities.Expeditions or overseas travel.
  • Conferences or seminars.

Funding Criteria

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation supports organisations working to improve the lives of marginalised young Australians.  We broadly define marginalisation as:

  • Social/Economic Marginalisation – may result from, but is not limited to, a breakdown in family/community support, low-income, poor education, drug and/or alcohol dependency, homelessness, physical or mental disability, being a refugee or of non-English speaking background or a combination of these factors.
  • Marginalisation amongst Indigenous Youth – with an emphasis on school retention/attendance, poor literacy and numeracy, health issues, poor nutrition, social exclusion or a combination of these factors.
  • Physical Marginalisation – specifically due to living in regional and remote areas of Australia.
  • Mental Health Issues / Youth Depression.

Focus Areas

Programmes addressing marginalisation should focus on achieving tangible outcomes in one or more of three core areas:

  • Education – providing & enhancing basic skills to assist young people in improving their day-to-day lives.
  • Leadership – enabling young people to develop confidence & leadership skills for their future.
  • Wellbeing – promoting the physical fitness, nutrition education, mental health &/or social wellbeing of young people.

2016 applications are currently closed.

For enquiries please contact Lisa McSweeney at