McEwen Foundation Grants Program
Grants for the Goulburn Valley District, Victoria
Between 2007 and 2013 the McEwen Foundation, which is managed by ANZ Trustees, and FRRR partnered to provide grants for charitable projects within the wider Goulburn Valley District, Victoria. This program is currently under review, and we will communicate changes when they are finalised.
This program offered grants up to $15,000 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, and are for a charitable purpose.
51 grants were awarded to projects or organisations in 16 of towns in the Goulburn Valley. The grants totalled $405,000. While the grants were spread over a large regional area, organisations in Shepparton received the greatest number of grants closely followed by Kyabram, both major service centres.
The FRRR McEwen Foundation Grants for the Goulburn Valley program has supported both the “maintenance of activities and services” through equipment and infrastructure (61%), and “building institutions” and “changing systems” through supporting operations and programs (39%).
Applications were open to organisations within the wider Goulburn Valley District, Victoria. For a full list of eligible towns, please refer to the second page of the program guidelines. Organisations must be a Charitable Organisation (Charitable Institution OR Public Benevolent Institution OR Health Promotion Charity) AND be DGR endorsed.