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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
LVI News - August 2020
The latest newsletter is now available on the LVI page of the Landcare Gateway - Click into news item for link.
Smart Farms Small Grants Round Open
Federal Agriculture Minister the Hon David Littleproud MP has announced a new round of funding under the Smart Farms Small Grants Program. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Recovery Victoria releases state recovery plan
The State Government released the State Recovery Plan on 25 August. Landcare Victoria Inc is represented on the Environment and Biodiversity Working Group, which contributed to the development of the Plan. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program - Close 16 July 2020
DELWP is delivering the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program to assist climate change adaptation, valuable plant collection maintenance, community amenity improvement and local tourism development. Of a total $2 million pool, grants of $20,000 to $300,000 are on offer, with projects to be completed within two years. The grants are open to organisations with not-for-profit objectives such as local councils, committees of management, trusts and community groups associated with botanic gardens. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
DELWP and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.