Calendar of Grants 2013
FRRR has a number of grants that open at different times of the year. We post details on this page of the grants that are currently open, or recently closed.
We anticipate most grants will open at similar times in 2014, however the best way to stay in touch with FRRR’s grant programs and opening and closing dates is to subscribe to our e-Newsletter or you can bookmark and check back to this page.
The STEPS program is a joint initiative between the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Department of Planning and Community Development. Since the 2009 fires many individuals and community groups across fire-affected areas have taken on key leadership roles to help drive their community’s rebuilding and recovery. The STEPS program is designed to enhance leadership in rural communities, improve the ability of not-for-profit groups to develop and implement community projects and ensure community groups avoid experiencing the effects of volunteer fatigue.
Grants for Resilience & Wellness has a specific focus on providing assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. It recognises that more than three years on, an important part of community recovery is having opportunities to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strengths and capacities for the future.
Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the sustainability of dairy farming in Victoria. The Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation is committed to strengthening dairy communities.
The Gardiner Foundation has made available $100,000 to fund $5,000 grants for innovative, community-driven projects. The aim of these grants is to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.
The CATCH program was established in response to the identified need for an independent and flexible source of funding, to support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage across rural and remote Australia.
FRRR and Heywire are collaborating to help communities put into action the great ideas generated by the 32 young Australians who attended the 2013 Heywire Regional Youth Summit.
For the first time, FRRR is providing up to $70,000 to assist not-for-profit organisations in regional Australian communities ‘adopt’ and pilot one of seven Heywire project ideas.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for community recovery projects (in Queensland and for a small number of projects in Victoria) with a charitable purpose. Applications from locally based not for profit community groups are prioritised. Organisations do not require any specific tax status; however an ABN or Incorporation is preferred. As limited funding is available for projects in Victoria, applicants should contact the Program Manager on 1800 170 020, prior to lodging an application.
The Caring for Ageing Rural Australians Program (CARA) is a targeted small grant program for projects that assist in caring for the aged in rural and remote Australia.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects and activities that directly benefit the ageing population in their community and help redress disadvantage caused by remoteness. Applications are invited from not-for-profit, incorporated community organisations. Organisations should have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
Applications are invited from not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate which contribute to the development of education and employment opportunities of communities with a population of 15,000 people or less.
Applications are invited from not-for-profit, incorporated community organisations. Organisations should have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate and projects must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the whole community). Deductable Gift Recipient status (DGR) is not required for this grant program.
The Back to School Program (BTS) is a national program which has been operating since 2005 and provides $50 gift vouchers from Target or local providers, to students in need. These vouchers are redeemable for items such as school uniforms, clothing, shoes, school bags and stationery items. The program has been supported by various trusts and foundations, particularly the Sidney Myer Fund whose generosity, together with FRRR, has been the financial backbone of the program.
The Lachlan Region Community Grants Program contributes to community development and address local needs in the Lachlan Shire. This includes charitable projects which contribute to community renewal and/or rebuilding in the areas of social and community wellbeing, economic, environmental, health, educational and cultural areas. The geographical scope is the Lachlan Local Government Area including the townships of Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Tottenham, Tullibigeal, Burcher, Albert and Fifield. Projects that address issues nominated as of concern/need by local people including youth well-being, education and training, local skill development, early years intervention and parental capacity building, access to services and opportunities (combatting isolation), and allied health. In 2013, the program will award up to $125,000 in total.
The REAPing Rewards small grant program is a national program targeting education. It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit children and youth (0-18 years) and their educators in rural and remote communities. Grants are up to $10,000.