FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities (Small & Vital) – next round closes 25 June 2019

The Strengthening Rural Communities program gives small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity. Grants are available for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Applications from not-for-profit organisations in communities of fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised, particularly those communities whose size, remoteness and relative access to services, funding, and resources present particular ongoing challenges

Grants of up to $10,000 are available with application assessed by FRRR on a quarterly basis.

Click here fore more details. Next round closes 25 June 2019.

Sunsuper Community Grants – various closing dates

If you’re looking for sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, Sunsuper’s Active Community grants round may be for you. Or if you have a dream to create more active communities through health initiatives, wellbeing programs or by tackling medical issues faced by the wider community Sunsuper want to hear from you.

To qualify, your dream must aim to make a positive difference in the community, and it must also:

  • benefit a registered community cause, charity group or not-for-profit organisation (and not an individual)
  • be based in Australia with funds being spent in Australia
  • be able to be undertaken in the next 12 months
  • fit with the round theme

Grants of up to $50,000 are available

Better Living – closes 5 April

Brighter Futures – closes 21 June

Active Community – closes 13 September

For more information, please click here.

AFL Victoria Energy Safe Victoria Canteen Grant program – closes 8 May 2019

The Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) Canteen Grant program supports clubs to be more energy safe in their operations and increase awareness of energy safety issues at the community level. The program is made possible through a partnership with AFL Victoria. It promotes both energy safety awareness and the growth of community football.

The ESV Canteen Grant program will provide funds up to a maximum limit of $1,000 per application for the purchase of new or replacement electrical or gas appliances.

Who Can Apply?
Clubs competing in leagues affiliated with AFL Victoria are eligible to apply.

What type of equipment might be funded?

  • Grants can be used for equipment such as a pie warmer, urn or microwave or other small-scale appliance or
  • Funding could be used towards larger equipment such as a BBQ or fridge

The ESV Canteen Grant program is open until the 8 May 2019.

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Giving4Grassroots (Sport4Everyone) – closes 24 April 2019

The G4G™ program provides grants of up to $10,000 to community-based organisations and clubs, assisting them to fund activities and programs focused on increasing participation of local community members in sport. There are so many benefits of community-based sports participation such as social inclusion, healthier lifestyles and the development of teamwork and leadership skills, and G4G™ is all about ensuring our communities can maximise the benefits of sport.

Their latest grant round, Sport4Everyone, is supported by Australia Post and focuses on inclusion, supporting clubs and teams that will grow sport amongst all genders, cultures and ages.

Essentially, they are looking to support clubs and teams that are giving people of all genders, ages, cultures and abilities the chance to participate in sport.

Grants of between $2k and $10k will be given to clubs to run specific programs or activities to grow diversity and inclusion in sport.

Closes 24 April 2019. Click here for more details.

Slater and Gordon Community Fund – ongoing

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund is a philanthropic fund established in 2001 which offers grants to community groups in three key areas of focus.

The three key areas are:

  • Assisting people with disease and disability and promoting their participation and inclusion
  • Addressing inequality and disadvantage and
  • Encouraging young people to engage in healthy activity and lifestyles

Financial support is given to projects and initiatives which further these objectives.

The fund is supported by donations from Slater and Gordon staff via our Staff Giving Program as well as the firm itself.

Click here for more details

WorkSafe AFL Victoria Club Safety Fund – closes 24 May 2019

The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to football/netball clubs to improve or provide added safety for both players, people involved with the club and the spectators.

Funding of up to $2000 is available for safety initiatives including:

  • Equipment to be purchased by the Club that has the purpose of protecting the individual participants while actively engaged in the sport. (i.e. goal post padding, first aid kids, defibrillators)
  • Permanent or portable structures that provide shelter and or safety. (i.e. behind goal netting, shelter shed, shade sails, fireplace guards, fencing for walkways)
  • Minor facility maintenance which presents an occupational health and safety hazard.

Click here for more details