Applications for Scripture Grants are now open!
If you are part of an Australian institution, organisation or mission that undertakes Bible engagement work and has an ongoing relationship with those you minister to, you may be eligible for a grant of up to $2000 worth of free Bible resources to use in your ministry!
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
Scripture Grant Program Policy
Australian organisations and individuals who can demonstrate the development and ongoing maintenance* of a relationship with those they intend on giving resources to. These relationships are designed to engage others with God’s Word outside the context of regular church meetings. Scripture Grants are not for personal use, Scripture teachers (as provision of Bibles is covered under our Scripture in Schools program), special events (such as camps, mission trips or church outreach), Private or Christian schools or for distribution to individuals with whom there will not be further contact. *Due to practicalities, Hospital chaplaincy is exempt from the requirement to maintain an ongoing relationship.
The program operates in a calendar year and is reviewed annually. Applications must be submitted each year as they are not carried over to the following year. A maximum of one grant application may be made each calendar year by a single entity. The successful applicant will be allocated a grant budget which can be drawn upon throughout the calendar year.
The Scripture Grants Program is funded by our generous donors, and funds are limited so we are not always able to fulfill every request. The amount granted is dependent on the size and scope of the Bible engagement offered. Individual applications for funding will be capped at $2,000. In addition, Bible Society Australia will allocate 5-10% of its budget for applications made throughout the year or a special one off grant outside targeted areas.
The Scripture Grant provides free resources from our Missions Catalogue, RIMS Catalogue and LOTE (Languages Other than English) list only. Special requests for resources outside these catalogues require approval by BSA. Orders must be made online through our website using the login details provided by Bible Society.
A report on the impact and outcome of your grant is due at the end of the year. This is compulsory. A report outline will be provided. You must provide detailed responses on how your grant has been used along with stories and testimonies and photographs, where possible. Where necessary, you are welcome to change names and identifying details to protect recipients’ privacy. A Scripture Grant Application for the following year will not be considered unless it is accompanied by this comprehensive report.
Organisations and Individuals who receive a Scripture Grant are asked to publicise and promote their connection with Bible Society, its activities as well as your connection with the Scripture Grant Program through your organisation and networks via print and digital media.
Scripture Grant Program Policy
Please note that the Scripture Grants Program is for those based in Australia and distributing resources within Australia only.