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community service grants

Since 2011, the ADHF has partnered with Mars Wrigley Foundation to provide funding to support community-based oral health programs. The Community Service Grants are awarded to volunteer dentists and dental students, encouraging them to implement oral health community service, education, and preventative care in some of the highest risk and most disadvantaged communities across Australia. Multiple grants worth over $115,000 are provided annually to deserving projects.

2019 Applications

Applications for the 2019 Community Service Grant are now open and will close on 7 June 2019. 

Please click here to access the application form

The Wrigley Global Giving Fund (“Mars Wrigley Foundation”) and Australian Dental Health Foundation Community Service Grants program aims to help bridge the gap in access to oral care and services across Australia for communities in need.

Available Grants

  • 12 x US$6,000 for registered licensed dental professionals or currently enrolled dentistry students
  • 1 x US$10,000 for ‘Principles in Action’ Community Service Grant to help activate larger scale projects


  • Applicants must be Australian residents and registered ADA member dentists or students
  • Applications can be made on behalf of a cross-functional team of oral health practitioners including oral health therapists and hygienists
  • Applicants must demonstrate outstanding involvement in a community oral health program or project

Applications must:

  • Clearly describe community need for support, and where possible provide current and relevant statistics about the local community
  • Demonstrate why the current project is timely for the community
  • Describe how oral health education is one element of the application and
  • Outline anticipated outcomes and measurement approach

For further information please Contact Us.

Introduced in 2011, the Australian Dental Health Foundation and Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Community Service Grants program is a key initiative working to tackle the gap in access to oral care services and education across Australia. The Community Service Grants are awarded to volunteer dentists, dental students and teams of allied dental professionals, encouraging them to implement oral health community service and education in some of the most high risk and disadvantaged communities across Australia.

Grant Recipients 2018

Grant Recipients 2017

Grant Recipients 2016

Grant Recipients 2015

Grant Recipients 2014

Grant Recipients 2013

Grant Recipients 2012

Grant Recipients 2011