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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
Tier 1 On-farm Energy Grants Open!
Applications close March 2020 or until available funding is exhausted (whichever comes first). The grants will provide support to farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity. Click into news item for further information or to apply!
Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program - Open for applications
This Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Any Victorian ex-service organisation, local council, school or community group is eligible to apply. Click into news item for further information or to apply.
Survey: State Volunteering Strategy
The Victorian Government has a 2018 election commitment to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. The strategy will be informed by extensive consultation across the Victorian public and volunteering community, seeking deep insights into the challenges and opportunities for volunteers, community members, and managers of volunteers and organisations. Online consultation is now open until 31 May 2020, click into news item for link.
The Ripple Effect
Mental health is an on-going issue in our society. To better support our farming community, we need a better understanding of what people on farms are thinking. To help, click into this news item to complete the on-line, anonymous survey. The survey results will enable planners, researchers and government to fully realise the extent of the problem.
Happy International Volunteer Day!
This year’s International Volunteer Day celebrates the theme of “Volunteer for an Inclusive Future” to promote the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism. Today is a chance for us to raise awareness, celebrate and thank those volunteering in Victoria (an estimated +134,000 volunteers!), across Australia and the globe acting to protect, preserve and enhance the health of our natural environment and biodiversity. Click into news item for further information, volunteer stories and new resources.