Deadline: 12 September 2019
The Scanlon Foundation’s annual community grants round for 2019 will fund projects that support the transition of migrants into employment or support practical English literacy.
Projects should consider the experience of migrants and of receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes.
All submissions are also expected to empower new arrival communities and develop cross cultural connections.
This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a maximum of $25,000.
Projects must be located in one of the following Local Government Areas outside Victoria:
- In New South Wales: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool, Parramatta, or Wollongong.
- In Queensland: Brisbane, Inala, Ipswich, Logan, Rockhampton, or Townsville.
- In Western Australia: Canning, Stirling, or Wanneroo.
- In South Australia: Murray Bridge, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, or Salisbury.
- In Tasmania: Glenorchy.
The Scanlon Foundation is looking to support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion by:
- Building pathways to employment; or
- Increasing applied English literacy.
Pathways to Employment: Grants in this category are looking to actively support people into employment. Successful applicants will go beyond resume writing and interview skills to actively engaging with local employers.
- Employment pathways: Programs that contribute to the building of employment confidence, conversational and business skills, resume building and the presentation of experience and strengths, interviewing techniques, business behaviors and resources to assist in starting a new position.
- Facilitate mentor relationships
- Actively facilitate engagement with local businesses
- Encourage intercultural conversations
- Post-Employment support
English literacy: Grants in this category will focus on English literacy. Specifically, programs will teach applied and conversational English which can be used in both day-to-day and work environments.
- Literacy: Programs that actively and innovatively develop literacy skills using methods that engage with those that are unable or ineligible for other programs. Participants ideally will be able to participate for as long as needed.
- Applied English practice
- Ability to provide practical support
- Practice with native English speakers
- Consideration of childcare needs
Successful projects will need to fulfill the criteria relevant to either ‘pathways to employment’ OR ‘literacy’ above. In addition all grants will be assessed against the innovation criteria. Innovation The Foundation is particularly interested in exploring new and innovative ways to engage, empower and connect communities.
How to Apply
Expressions of interest can be made by DGR1 eligible organizations for grants of up to $25,000 through Smartygrants.
For more information, please visit http://scanlonfoundation.org.au/grants/