The Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) grant program gives Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres the opportunity to access funds to target poverty and disadvantage in their local communities through a partnership between the Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA).
WHO CAN APPLY
– This small grant program is available to all Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres across Australia that are in towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people.
– Other local Community groups and organisations are also able to apply by forming a partnership with their local Neighbourhood or Community House or Centre.
– Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres need to be a member of their State peak body of Houses and Centres which is a member of the national peak body ANHCA.
Only one submission will be considered per Neighbourhood or Community House or Centre at any one time. In order to ensure that the funding is spread throughout the houses around Australia, applicants will only be able to receive funding once every 2 years. (In the case of organisations that manage multiple centres, one application will be accepted from each separate house or centre.)
Through this grant program, Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres can apply for up to $10,000 for projects that seek to address poverty or disadvantage within their local communities. The total annual funding available through this grant program is $250,000. All projects undertaken through this grant program will need to be completed within 12 months from commencement.
Round one –
Applications open – 3 February 2020
Applications close – 13 March 2020
Applicants notified of outcomes – April 2020
Round two –
Applications open – 4 May 2020
Applications close – 12 June 2020
Applicants notified of outcomes – July 2020
Round three –
Applications open – 3 August 2020
Applications close – 11 September 2020
Applicants notified of outcomes – October 2020