Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Date/Deadline: 24 Sep, 2019

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is now offering more funding more regularly so that communities across Australia can undertake the projects most important to them.

The funding is available through the inaugural round of the Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital program. In total, there is $440,000 available in grants of up to $10,000.

Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.

Their donors share their commitment to small rural, regional and remote communities and the premise that local leaders are best placed to know what will make their community stronger.

That is why they collaborate to fund this grants program, which facilitates continued investment and access to funds that can contribute to securing the future prosperity of small communities across Australia.

For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why they have created the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small and Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.

Priority and Eligibility

Who can apply?

– Not-for-profit community-based organisations from communities across rural, regional and remote Australia where funds support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit (i.e. are for a charitable purpose) and address an agreed need in the community.
– Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
– Organisations with and without DGR endorsement.
– An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round and apply for one tier of funding per grant round.

SRC – Small & Vital is a rolling grants program, which means that applications will be accepted at any time. Please see the table below for the submission cut-off dates that best suit your project requirements.

Submit application by:
– 26 March 2019
– 25 June 2019
– 24 September 2019

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