Poverty & Disadvantage


The Poverty and Disadvantage Committee’s focus area for the current strategic period is improved transitions from education to further education and employment for Aboriginal young people and young people from refugee backgrounds, aged 15 to 25 years.
In line with The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund’s strategic pillar of organisations multi-year grants will be made to support organisations whose work as a whole aligns with the focus area.

To date multi-year grants for general operating support have been made to the following organisations:

The Poverty and Disadvantage Program does not accept unsolicited applications. Should you believe your organisation’s work as a whole aligns with the focus area please send a brief email to admin@myerfoundation.org.au for the attention of the Program Manager.


Small grants for applicants in rural and regional Australia are available through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Strengthening Rural Communities program, supported by the Sidney Myer Fund. The program's small and vital grants stream makes grants up to $10,000 and prioritises non-metropolitan communities of fewer than $15,000 people.

The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association will deliver a small grants program in metropolitan areas of Australia, through the neighbourhood and community house network, supported by the Sidney Myer Fund. The Supporting Stronger Communities program will make grants up to $10,000 to tackle poverty and disadvantage in local communities.