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Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 29

The Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year.  

It is a great example of a collaborative program supported by various partners which has the flexibility to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities. 

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.


Round 29 is now closed - successful recipients will be announced at the end of July.

Not-for-profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate can apply. Organisations / projects demonstrating community partnerships are preferred to multiple applications from one community (please submit only one application per organisation).

  • Projects must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the whole community).
  • Projects with clearly defined objectives, timeframes and evaluation strategies will be preferences
  • While the criteria for this program is broad, we currently cannot fund operational and administration costs.
  • If your project involves working directly with children, your organisation should have policies and procedures around working with children, Working with Children Checks, and the handling of child abuse complaints, or the project may not be funded.

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If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project, freecall FRRR on 1800 170 020 during business hours. We ask that you please read the program guidelines before calling.

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