Stockland has launched its annual CARE Grants program for 2021, inviting local not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding to support local infrastructure, programs, and opportunities.

This year, Stockland will award up to $300,000 to eligible organisations nationwide to help foster thriving communities now and into the future.

“Stockland is proud to once again support community groups across Australia with the 2021 CARE Grants program,” Stockland national manager of group sustainability, Amy Hogan said.

“We understand this past year has been particularly challenging for not-for-profits and local organisations with the bushfires and COVID-19, so we are pleased to be able to recognise and support some of those in our communities who make positive changes in the places where they live, work, shop and play.”

Organisations seeking funding are encouraged to apply for a CARE Grant through their local Stockland Shopping Centre, Residential Community or Retirement Living Village or by visiting

Community groups will be selected based on a range of criteria relating to Stockland’s key community and environmental focus areas and their proximity to Stockland assets.

Stockland’s CARE Grants program is accepting entries until and 5pm (AEDT) on 12 March 2021.

Since 2014, the Stockland CARE Grants program has distributed more than $1.7 million in funding to more than 1,500 local community groups across the country.

Past recipients have included environmental groups, animal care and welfare groups, local charities, primary and high schools seeking additional funds to launch special, community-based programs, as well as a host of local sporting, special interest, seniors, and social clubs.