Application Process

At FRRR, we pride ourselves on ensuring our application process is easy, relevant and not too time-consuming.

However, given we are granting out money, there is a certain amount of due diligence we must undertake, and some things we just have to know, in order to comply with our legal obligations. For this reason, there is a formal application process for all FRRR grant programs.

FRRR application process diagram

All applicants must:

  1. Complete the relevant application form in full, via our Grants Gateway online application portal. There may be a couple of programs that do not use the Grants Gateway portal, and so a hard copy form will need to be completed. This will be specified on the relevant program page on the website.
  2. Provide copies of any additional information requested in the relevant program guidelines. Please consult the individual grant pages for specific details and relevant documents.
  3. Obtain approval of your application from the head of your organisation. Ensure the application is signed by the legal head of the ABN / Incorporated Group named in the application.
  4. Submit completed application forms to FRRR by 5:00pm on the closing date of the grant program, as specified on the website. All applications must be submitted online via Grants Gateway, however hardcopy applications may also accepted. This applies only for those applicants who are not able to access the Grants Gateway portal.  

It is requested that applicants choose only ONE method of submitting their application. 

If sent by mail, applications should be posted to:

Application for XX Program
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
PO Box 41
Bendigo, Victoria 3552

Documents to include in your application

Each grant program has its own specific criteria and guidelines. Please consult the relevant application form and guidelines for specific details on the supporting documents that are required to complete your application.

Please note that every grant application will be required to provide:

  • The most recent financial statements for your organisation.
  • Proof of your not-for-profit status:
    • ABN or Incorporation Number; or
    • ASIC number if you are a company limited by guarantee.

Letters of support are important where you need to demonstrate community support, however please do not include too many additional documents if you are only asking for a small amount of funding.

Application checklist

Before completing an application form, make sure you have thought through the details of your project. Can you clearly answer:

  • Who are you? (Use your organisation’s details)
  • What do you want to do?
  • Why do you want to do it?
  • What will be the result of doing the project?
  • How do you plan on doing the project?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What happens when it is finished?
  • Have previous FRRR grants been acquitted and reported on?

If you can’t answer all these questions, we recommend that you spend more time with your Committee and ensure that you have compelling answers, even if it means delaying your application a little.

For further application assistance, please read our tips for great applications and our frequently asked questions, along with the following documents:

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