Calendar of Grants 2014
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 2014 program will operate to deliver grants of up to $10,000 for projects and activities that offer clear benefit for rural communities in in the wider Goulburn Valley, that contribute to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.
Organisations must be a Charitable Organisation (Charitable Institution OR Public Benevolent Institution OR Health Promotion Charity) AND be DGR endorsed.
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.
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.
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.
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. In 2012, the Gardiner Foundation has again contracted FRRR to deliver its Small Grants Program to fund worthwhile projects in Victorian dairy communities.
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.