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FRRR has a number of grants that open at different times of the year that aim to support a wide range of not-for-profit community organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia.
The FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.
The SRC has two funding tiers:
1. Small & Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.
2. Larger Leverage grants
These grants give small rural, regional and remote communities an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.
The Larger Leverage tier is focussed on supporting two types of projects:
a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.
Round 4 is now open for applications to the Small & Vital tier only. Applications due by 5pm AEDT 19 December 2019 for funding awarded in March 2020.
Round 5 includes Small & Vital as well as the Larger Leverage (LL) tier; LL EOIs due 5 February 2020, other applications due 24 March for funds awarded mid-June.
For further details and/or to apply go to - https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/Strengthening_Rural_Communities
The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. The program has a strong preference to support grassroots organisations based in drought-affected regions over those delivering services to, but not based in affected regions. Projects led by local communities will be given strong preference.
Grants are available for a broad range of community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.
Three tiers of grants are available:
Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
Up to $150,000 – applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest, and multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.
TTTT - Round 16 applications are now open, due 25 February 2020 for funding awarded in late May 2020. EOIs for 150k tier in the TTTT grant program are due by 5pm AEDT 12 December 2019.
For further details and/or to apply go to - https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together
2019/20 Volunteer Grants - Now Open!
The intended outcome of this grant program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. Whilst this round closes in April, funding is capped at $66,000 per electorate so get in early! Click into news item for further details & eligibility for LVI Member Groups.
Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds Round 2 - Closing 5 February!
The objectives of the program are to assist communities manage the negative impacts of pest animals and weeds during drought, stimulate economic activity and facilitate local employment in the areas where projects take place. Whilst this funding round is for local councils, if your area is affected by drought you can approach your local council and collaborate! Click into news item for further information.
Community Conservation Grants - Closing 14 February!
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Support Resources
Landcare Australia has put together an extensive list of support resources for bushfire affected communities. Click into news item for link.
LVI Landcare Voices Project - New Interviews!
Three new interviews from Fergus Irving, Frankie & Graeme MacLennan and Peter Jennings are now available online as part of LVI's ongoing Landcare Voices Project. So far, 19 interviews have been conducted, capturing the oral history of Landcare from across the state. Click into news item to listen.