Australian Government: Seeking Applications for Community Resilience Grants

Deadline: 23 August 2017

The Australian Government is seeking applications via an open competitive process to deliver services under Families and Communities Program /Strong and Resilient Communities /Community Resilience grants from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021.

Community Resilience grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole.  This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion, and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance.

Types of Projects

The types of projects that will be funded include projects aimed at:

  • helping people connect with government and non-government services;
  • strengthening community leadership to foster greater community cohesion;
  • promoting mutual respect, understanding and fair treatment for all Australians;
  • promoting understanding of Australia’s democratic principles, rights and obligations and the unifying value of citizenship;
  • leadership training to empower women in new and emerging community groups;
  • addressing racial, cultural or religious tensions between particular groups in the community through educational, social, cultural or sporting activities that bring people of different cultures or faiths together;
  • facilitating increased participation in social, economic and community life;
  • facilitating initiatives and activities to better build understanding of Australia’s cultural diversity;
  • providing youth at risk of marginalisation with welcoming and non-threatening access to services that aim to build trust and increase their community participation; and
  • an online platform that aims to provide information for marginalised youth and will help to challenge extreme views.

Funding Information

  • For Community Resilience grants, applications for a minimum of $20,000 up to a maximum of $150,000 a year for up to three and a quarter years will be considered.
  • The funding will be available from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a grant applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation and:

  • be one of the following entity types:
    • a company incorporated in Australia;
    • a trustee on behalf of a trust;
    • an incorporated association;
    • a partnership or consortium, with a lead organisation;
    • a registered charity or not for profit organisation;
    • an Australian statutory authority
    • an Australian local government body; and
    • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
  • be a legal entity, able to enter into a legally binding agreement;
  • be registered for the purposes of GST;
  • permanently reside in Australia;
  • have an Australian bank account; and
  • be able to provide supporting documentation as outlined in item 9.5

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Australia

For more information, please visit Community Resilience Grants.


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