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Community

Tackling Tough Times Together

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.

Objectives of the programme include to:

  • Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  • Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  • Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  • Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  • Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

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Community

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

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Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why the FRRR have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program.

The following applications will be prioritised:

  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups.
  • Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people.
  • Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status.

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small and Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Delivering activities, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.

Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas.

1. Building community resilience

2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity

3. Enhancing environmental sustainability

4. Fostering cultural vibrancy

5. Lifelong learning and education

6. Economic strength

7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Community

Saluting Their Service

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Commemorative Grants – Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Commemorative Grants – Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective.

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Community

Drought Communities Programme

Funder:  Federal – Business

Grant Background: The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $96 million in 2018-19 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.

The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.

Funding will target infrastructure and other projects that:

  • provide employment for people whose work opportunities have been impacted by drought
  • stimulate local community spending
  • use local resources, businesses and suppliers
  • provide a long-lasting benefit to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.

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Community

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why the FRRR have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program.

The following applications will be prioritised:

  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups.
  • Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people.
  • Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status.

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small and Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Delivering activities, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.

Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas.

1. Building community resilience

2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity

3. Enhancing environmental sustainability

4. Fostering cultural vibrancy

5. Lifelong learning and education

6. Economic strength

7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Community

Dreams for a Better World

Funder:  Sunsuper

Grant Background: Sunsuper’s community grants are here to give you a leg up and a helping hand to make your dream a reality. Does your dream empower others to learn and earn to have a brighter future?

Tell them if you need funding for education initiatives or to create jobs for those in need, or improve financial wellbeing and affordability for Australians. They’re also looking for dreams that enhance employment opportunities, or offer training and support to those who need a helping hand to get into or back to work.

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Community

Tomorrow Fund

Funder:  AMP Foundation

Grant Background: AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is giving amazing Australians doing great things the chance to share $1 million in grants. It’s open to individuals of all ages, walks of life, interests and abilities who have put a lot of time and effort into reaching a goal that will positively impact the community, but need help to take it to the next level.

AMP is looking for Tomorrow Makers – individuals who can make a difference in the community, either by creating something special or inspiring others.

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 will be awarded later in 2019 for a range of activities, including training, travel, equipment and research.

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Community

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  BEST is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ex-service organisation (ESO) practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work.

It assists ESOs by providing a contribution to the work of these practitioners. It does not fully fund an organisation.

The objectives of the program are to assist ESOs to:

  • improve the quality of claims received by DVA at the primary determining level;
  • reduce the rate of appeals to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and/or
  • promote the provision of welfare services to the veteran and defence community.

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Community, Health

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background:  Applications must propose to deliver one or more of the following:

  • Deliver up to date, high quality information in a variety of products about specific disability types, functional impacts, and supports and services available for individuals with disability, their families and carers. This will increase individuals’ ability to exercise choice and control.
  • Provide information about disability that is relevant for mainstream organisations and service systems to increase their ability to be relevant and responsive.
  • Develop and disseminate information about disability types and relevant supports, which meets the needs of specific cohorts such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) communities, LGBTQI+ communities, and communities living in rural and remote areas.

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Community

Grants in Aid

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Veterans Community Care and Support Outcome – Grants-in-Aid Program aims to support national ex‑service organisations (ESOs) to provide coordinating and representational support within the Australian veteran and Defence community.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to fund discrete projects or activities that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear benefit to the Australian ex-service and Defence community.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • encourage co-operation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government
  • assist ESOs to:
    • support their branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations in performing advocacy, pensions and welfare work
    • advance the objectives of all ESOs more generally, including improved co‑operation and communication between national bodies, branches, sub‑branches and affiliated organisations on repatriation and military compensation matters.

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