To help you make the most of the new year, the following are some grant opportunities that may be of interest to you or your organisation.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) currently has four grant opportunities available, as follows:
- Tackling Tough Times Together: Closing on Wednesday 27 January 2016, the Tackling Tough Times Together grant aims to help communities access resources to support one another through the drought. The grants on offer go up to $20,000, however the FRRR also welcomes expressions of interest for grants up to $50,000.
- Goulburn Valley-McEwen Foundation: Closing on Monday 1 February 2016, the McEwen Foundation offers funding for charitable projects for rural communities within the Goulburn Valley district in Victoria.
- REAPing Rewards – Round 6: Closing on Thursday 24 March 2016, the REAPing Rewards program targets educational outcomes in rural and remote communities. The funding offered goes up to $10,000 per grant and supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age and their educators.
- Small Grants for Rural Communities – Round 29: Closing on Thursday 24 March 2016, 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 with populations of 10,000 people or fewer.
Throughout the year, Country Arts WA provides a number of opportunities for young people and organisations to create and contribute to the arts in their local communities:
- Project Fund: Closing on Friday 11 March 2016, the federally funded Project Fund enables communities or individual artists to partner with arts and cultural leaders to create high-quality arts activities that deliver long-term cultural benefits.
- Drug Aware YCulture Regional: Open all year round, the program enables young people aged 12 to 26 to actively create, plan, manage and deliver their own arts projects focused on promoting the Drug Aware message.
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education‘s (NCSEHE) 2016 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program, closing Friday 19 February 2016, offers grants of between $30,000 and $40,000 for projects focused on student equity in higher education policy and practice. A core focus for the NCSEHE is students from rural, regional and remote locations and the grants on offer provide for research in this area.