Small Grants for Small Communities
The Small Grants for Small Rural Communities is a collaborative program supported by various partners. It is the longest running and broadest program offered by FRRR. The program is open twice a year, and closes at the end of March and September.
The program will offer up to $400,000 per round in grants up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities, with populations of 10,000 or less, living in small rural and remote locations in Australia, contributing to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.
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.
While the criteria for this program is broad, we cannot fund operational and administration costs, travel or accommodation. Please note also, that the encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social activities is not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Taxation Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate a benefit to the wider community.
Applications for Round 23 are now closed. Round 24 is due to open at the end of July 2013.
If you have any questions please see the FAQs before calling us on freecall 1800 170 020 during office hours.
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