Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.
In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.
Grants and Funding
The Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion is a small grants program that supports community-led events and activities that bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss and celebrate diversity. It aims to build on the strengths of our multicultural society, develop stronger social cohesion and community resilience, particularly among young people (aged 12-25), and to inspire young people to stand up against the divisive forces of fear, hate and violence.
The Fund’s strategic priorities are to:
Encourage people to reflect on and celebrate the role of diversity in society
Promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, particularly among young people
Build positive cross-cultural networks
Empower people to speak about the value of diversity in society and to counter hateful and divisive messages
RDA Australia Northern Inland Grants newsletter
Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.
Our regular newsletter will be along in two weeks, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.
We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below.
Part of the Flagship funding
On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:
- Incubator Event Fund - supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions)
- Flagship Event Fund - supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions). N.B.: Expressions of interest for the 2017 Flagship Event Fund have now closed.
- Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism.
‘The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.
The NSW Seniors Festival, which will be held from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere with over 500,000 seniors participating in events across NSW last year.
Seniors Festival grants support local councils, volunteer groups and community organisations with the costs of developing and hosting events and activities in their local communities.
The grants are a great way for local organisations to get involved and show their appreciation for seniors and encourage them to actively participate in their local community.
There are two funding categories available in 2017:
Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities,
Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.
Established in 2009, the Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Funds raised at the brunch go toward a selected grass roots project in country NSW which will have a positive social (and economic) impact on the broader community around it.
Local organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.
Local not-for-profit groups and councils are urged to apply for grants of up to $300,000 for new or upgraded emergency relief infrastructure.
Fish Habitat Action Grants are again open for the 2016-17 rounds. Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants. Eligible activities could include riparian fencing, revegetation, weed management, wetland rehabilitation, fish passage works, erosion protection works and production of educational resources. Grants are available for small projects up to $2,000 and large projects up to $40,000.
Applications close on September 30th at 5 pm.
More information is available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Strong community leadership is critical in enabling prosperous and thriving towns and regions. This has been the theme at recent events, including the Regional Leadership Summit in Bendigo, and the Australian Regional Development Conference in Canberra.
REGIONAL ARTS FUND COMMUNITY GRANTS FOR 2017 OPEN MONDAY 20 JUNE
There are some exciting changes to the RAF program. Applications will be taken online using SmartyGrants. We’ve revised and simplified the guidelines – so make sure you read them carefully. And we have a new Small Regional Festivals Support category to provide some money to pay a part time arts worker to assist your arts festival’s future development. Check out all the details on the RANSW Website
Nominations are now open for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural NSW & the ACT.
Newsletter June 2016
What a fabulous way to end FY 2015! I am delighted to welcome some new donor partners to the FRRR family and to have had some of our long-term partners recommit to funding key programs.
Applications for funding will be open from Monday 13 June to Friday 22 July 2016
The 2016 Community Building Partnership program opens grant applications on Monday the 13th of June. These grants are open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profits such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups that are looking to build or refurbish essential facilities for their community.
At Australian Ethical, we know it’s important to provide financial help to organisations making a positive difference in the world.
That’s why we donate 10% of our yearly pre-tax profits to charitable organisations. The Community Grants are distributed via our charitable foundation, the Australian Ethical Foundation Ltd.