Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year.
In 2016, the SGRC program celebrated 30 rounds of grant-making. The program has supported hundreds of small communities in that time, investing millions of dollars into local projects.
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 including projects that address the following:
- Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
- Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
- Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment.
- Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.
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.
Applications for Round 31 are now open.
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 preferenced.
- 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.
For more information (source) see >>> Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) – Round 31