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GEM Local is a grants calendar database designed specifically to help small Australian charitable and community organisations find the right grants for them.

We believe it’s not about how many grants are out there, it’s about finding the right ones for your organisation.

This easy-to-use tool provides:

  • An always current customised grants calendar finding JUST the grants relevant to your organisation, according to what you do, where you do it and your legal status
  • Full access to all Australian grant and funder records on your personalised grants calendar
  • Ability to track the progress of your applications including when funder reports are due
  • Additional email alerts on deadlines
  • Practical tip sheets, videos and writing samples, including monthly emails with tips specifically for GEM Local subscribers
  • Key administration to do’s and guide to setting up your online presence
  • Cloud-based software, accessible from anywhere

GEM Local is updated DAILY by a Research Team who work over 80 hours per week to ensure all grants relevant to Australian charities are updated regularly. Their work ensures your calendar includes grant opportunities from Council and Governments, Philanthropic Trusts and Foundations including Public and Private Ancillary Funds, and Corporate and Community Foundations.

Strategic Grants is proud to be a partner of the Small Non-Profit Alliance. We encourage you to check out all their great resources and tools. As part of our partnership we are able to offer you a 20% discount on their Advanced Membership. Contact us to secure your discount.

Read our FAQ’s

Is GEM Local right for your organisation? Check the requirements and sign up instantly. Also register here if you have a discount Coupon Code.

Register Here

If you have a Council Coupon Access Code as part of your Council’s subscription, or a Bulk Subscription Code, register your organisation here.

Register Here

Cost: $480 (ex tax) per year with flexible payment options (paid quarterly, 6 monthly or annually).

We understand the importance of using a product that is the right fit for your organisation, so we offer payment options if you can’t commit to a full year up front.

Please note that GEM Local is designed specifically for Australian charities with an annual revenue of less than $1 million.

If you are a larger charity (revenue over $1M) then GEM Portal is for you.

Check out GEM Portal.

What are users saying?

“GEM Local, through the Ruapehu District Council GEM Local Community Groups Programme, works really well for us. The customised grants calendar is great for our community groups and has worked really well in being able to provide alternative grant opportunities that they can find all in one place.”

Candice McNaught

Ruapehu District Council

“The Strategic Grants GEM Local portal is a fantastic tool to plan your annual grants calendar and ensures a comprehensive list tailor made for your organisation. There are also some great resources to help with grant applications which have been instrumental in them being successful.”

Lincoln Jefferson

Warriors Community Foundation

"I’ve been using the Portal for about a month now and it’s really changed how I’ve pursued funding opportunities—thank you!"

Kelly Phelan

Mind Blank

“Auckland Council’s bulk subscription to GEMS has been incredibly valuable for our local community groups. Organisations aren’t just successfully securing funds through grants; they’re also learning industry best practices and are setting themselves up for future fundraising success through grant-seeking. We’re very happy with our partnership with Strategic Grants.”

Melissa Abu-Gazaleh

Top Blokes Foundation

“I just wanted to say, WOW! Thank you for such a great platform. I have already applied for three grants so far, this is amazing and so incredibly helpful! Really looking forward to continuing using your service.”

Brittany Bloomer

Founder of Pound Paws

“Using GEM Local has been a dream. After spending hours trying to collect our own research…only for our data to become out of date within a week – we made the jump and invested in GEM Local. The best part is that the service has found hundreds of grants we had not come across AND the service constantly updates and refreshes itself, so our information is always up to date. Would highly recommend this product – now I can get back to actual work!”

Happy GEM Local user

Please note! GEM Local is not designed for individuals seeking grants for themselves, or for companies. It supports only nonprofit organisations raising less than $1,000,000 per year.

For more Australian information, click here.

^ AU$40 for Australian-based organisations, billed in AUD.