Community
Community

Stronger Communities Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. The program intends to encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Round 6 of the program will continue to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
  • Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing;
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
  • Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
  • Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
  • Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
  • Enhancing places where communities gather;
  • Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
  • Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
  • Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.

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Community

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture: up to $200,000 per project
  • Community Infrastructure: up to $200,000 per project
  • Disaster Readiness: up to $200,000 per project
  • Sport & Recreation: up to $300,000 per project

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Community

In a Good Place

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: In a Good Place is a national grants program funded that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.

There are three objectives for this program:

  1. Reduce social isolation;
  2. Increase social participation and connectedness;
  3. Increase help-seeking.

In a Good Place supports rural, regional and remote communities in their efforts to strengthen the mental health of at-risk and vulnerable members of their communities via projects, services or activities that are preventative or responsive in nature and which are designed to engage those less likely, unable due to distance and isolation, or ineligible to participate in mainstream mental health services.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Funder:  NSW Crown Lands

Grant Background: The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program (CRIFP) supports Crown land managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.

The CRIFP provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year.

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Community

Covid-19 Community Boost Grant

Funder:  AMP

Grant Background: The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help Australian non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities.

The COVID-19 Community Boost grants are designed to support Australian non-profit organisations  impacted by the pandemic – either through increased demand for their services or by having to adapt to delivering community support in the new operating environment.

Funding can be used for a range of COVID-19 response initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, providing new approaches to health and wellbeing as well as alternative access to education, the arts and technology in these challenging times.

These capacity-building grants can help backfill volunteer roles with paid staff, upgrade technology to service new ways of working, provide staples to those not eligible for government support, and more.

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Community

Community Building Partnerships Grant

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

There is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably.

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities— the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs— the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation— the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity— the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

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Sponsorships Solved

Funder:  Budget Direct

Grant Background: Striving to make a difference in your local community but need a financial leg-up?

Budget Direct are strong believers in supporting local communities.

Not only do they give in the places they work, they also want to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods.

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Community, Education, Environmental

Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship

Funder:  Australian Geographic Society

Grant Background: Each calendar year the Australian Geographic Society donates generously to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects.

Project Sponsorships are available in four categories, science, environment, adventure, and community. Projects covering more than one project category and/or opportunities for volunteer involvement are encouraged.

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