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Australia: 10th Round Strengthening Rural Communities Program

Australia: 10th Round Strengthening Rural Communities Program


Deadline: 24-Aug-21

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is pleased to launch the 10th Round of Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Program, to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Objectives

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

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Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
Improving community health and social wellbeing;
Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
Enhancing places where communities gather;
Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.
Focus Areas

FRRR have grouped the kinds of projects communities commonly ask them to help fund into seven areas, which they call the Activity Tree:

Building community resilience
Developing organisational resilience and capacity
Enhancing environmental sustainability
Fostering cultural vibrancy
Lifelong learning and education
Economic strength
Improving community health and social wellbeing
Funding Information

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This round, grants up to $10,000 are available through the Small & Vital Stream, and grants up to $25,000 are available through the Bushfire Recovery Stream.
What can be funded?

A broad range of charitable projects are considered under this program, including:
Delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services;
Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
Community infrastructure projects;
Organisational capacity building; and
Community resource development.
Eligibility Criteria

To apply, your organisation must meet the following criteria:
Applicant organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;
Project must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit;
Organisations with or without DGR endorsement are eligible;
Organisations can submit one application per grant round;
For Bushfire Recovery Stream, applicants must be in a declared fire-affected area;
Projects must benefit communities in remote, rural or regional Australia.
Please note, you will be considered ineligible if the:
Application is submitted by individuals, sole traders, private or commercial businesses (as per the submitted ABN);
Application is submitted by an organisation that is not a legal entity, without the written consent of the governing / partnering body who holds the ABN / Incorporation number;
Application is submitted without required financial documentation (see additional information on the second tab);
Final report/s from any FRRR grants awarded in the previous seven years have not been acquitted (delivery organisations should check with legal organisation to see if there are any outstanding final reports);
Application is for a project or activity that has already occurred / is occurring prior to the announcement of funding;
Application is incomplete. NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received, applications are assessed based on the documentation received at the time of application. FRRR is unlikely to follow up missing documentation after applications have been submitted.
For more information, visit https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/

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