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The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund make grants across Australia in accordance with our vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas.

To find out more about individual grants programs, please select one of the areas below:

Arts & Humanities

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide unrestricted grants to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities. The Fellowships are intended for artists in their early, mid-career – to be eligible, nominees must be in the first seven to 15 years of their creative practice.  

Fellowships are awarded according to nominees outstanding talent and exceptional courage.
Grant size:
$160,000 (tax-free, over two years)

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The Awards were created to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life and his love for the arts. They intend primarily to enhance the status of performing arts in Australia and recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

All aspects of creation and performance across all forms of drama, comedy, dance, music, opera, circus and puppetry. They do not include visual or plastic arts, crafts, film, electronic media or literature.
The Individual Award ($60,000)
The Group Award ($90,000)
The Facilitator’s Prize ($25,000)


As part of the FY10 – 23 strategic plan the Education Program was phased out from 1 July 2018.

Poverty & Disadvantage

Large Grants Program

The focus area for FY19-23 is improved transitions from education to further education and employment for Indigenous young people and young people from refugee backgrounds, aged 15 to 25 years. The Large Grants Program is currently not accepting applications.

Sustainability & Environment

Large Grants Program

The focus area for FY19-23 is to support organisations that seek to influence key stakeholders to take action on climate change. The Large Grants Program is currently not accepting applications.

Other Programs

Myer Innovation Fellowships

The Myer Innovation Fellowships will support Australia’s brightest, self-directed leaders to forge breakthrough solutions and articulate actionable ideas which compel our community to respond.

Fellowships are awarded to individuals with a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking, and ability to turn ideas into action.
Grant Size:
$120,000 stipend plus up to $30,000 in project-related support.

Merlyn Myer Fund

From 2013, Dame Merlyn Myer’s four granddaughters will acknowledge her interest in the well-being of women through the Merlyn Myer Fund program.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications to the Merlyn Myer Fund.