Establishing your U3A

Sources of Funding

There are a number of opportunities for not for profit entities to obtain funding in the form of grants for equipment or events at local, State, and Federal level.

The conditions attached to each type of grant may vary, so intending applicant U3As should examine the Fund's requirement against their needs. The available funds include:


  • Your Regional Council's Community Grants Program- most Regional Councils have a Grants Officer to assist with applications.


A fund that you may find useful is:
  • Gambling Community Benefit Fund
  • You can access information about this scheme on the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing web site.

    There is a wizard that you can use to find other possible sources of State funding at


    Additional information

    You may find more information through GrantsLink at