Strengthening Rural Communities (Will open mid February)
The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.
The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.
The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:
Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.
Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.
If you have queries, please contact the funding body as their “..staff are happy to listen to your project ideas and provide advice on writing a strong application, as well as providing tailored feedback on applications, and leveraging our networks to refer applicants to other funding bodies.” Their contact number is
1800 170 020. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times. See the case studies below for examples of the types of projects we have funded in the past, which may provide some ideas.
Thanks to the generous support of our donor partners, grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.
Tackling Tough Times Together –Round 12 closes 20 February 2019
Before applying, please read the Guidelines and supporting information carefully.
If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project, please contact the Program Manager on 1800 170 020 or email.
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