A New Gateway to Small Grants

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is now inviting applications from community groups across rural, regional and remote Australia to its flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program.

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal logoThere is $380,000 available in grants of up to $5,000 to enable local non-profit groups to implement projects and activities that strengthen their communities. Priority is given to towns of 10,000 people or fewer.

Jeanice Henderson, FRRR’s National Programs Manager, says the Small Grants for Rural Communities is FRRR’s most flexible program, with groups invited to apply for whatever they need to build strong, vibrant, and sustainable communities.

“This collaboratively funded program, which is now in its 16th year, was purposefully set up to have a wide remit, as we know that every community has different issues and unique ways to address those challenges.”

“Small, dynamic communities are well placed to identify their own solutions and are good at fundraising at a local level. The Small Grants program often contributes that little bit of extra funding needed to get a project off the ground and on its way to being a success.”Rural & Regional Renewal

For the first time, applications to the program will be made via FRRR’s Grants Gateway.

It’s a web-based platform which will enable applicants to tell FRRR more about their projects, the issues they are working on and the outcomes they are aiming to achieve.

Applications close on 27 September 2017.

Apply through Grants Gateway by visiting the Small Grants page of FRRR’s website.

There are also links to case studies of previously funded projects.