More funds on offer for rural communities

FRRR today announced that three grant programs have opened up, ahead of the end of year break: The Small Grants for Rural Communities Program, Rural Education Australia Program and the McEwen Foundation – Goulburn Valley grant program.

In opening these programs now, we hope that it will provide the opportunity for local leaders to access the information when they return from the holiday festivities.

The Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers. This collaboratively-funded program 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 now available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit. Priority will be given given to communities of 10,000 people or fewer. Applications close 24 March 2016.

Rural Education Australia Program (REAPing Rewards) is also open until 24 March 2016, for projects commencing in June 2016 onwards. It provides grants of up to $10,000 for locally driven projects and programs that directly enhance the educational outcomes for children and students (0-18 years) in remote, rural and regional communities.

Finally, The McEwen Foundation Grants for the Goulburn Valley is also inviting applications. In accordance with Lady McEwen’s Will, the program’s focus is on projects that relate to youth development, supporting vulnerable young children, early childhood learning and development and accommodation for older people in the wider Goulburn Valley District, Victoria. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded, with $67,500 available in total. Applications close on Monday 1 February 2016.

You can find out more about each of these programs, including guidelines and application forms from the links below:


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