The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is accepting applications for the Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) Program to provide assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
This program will run until funds are expended, recognising that it takes time for communities to recover from such natural events and that individuals and communities recover in different ways. It also acknowledges that an important part of community recovery is having opportunities to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strength and capacity for the future.
The GR&W program aims to support the following priority outcomes:
- Improved mental health and wellbeing of communities and individuals;
- Enhanced wellbeing and resilience of pre-school, primary and secondary school-aged children and young people;
- Strengthened community connectedness, sense of place and community identity; and
- Increased community capacity for preparedness for future disasters.
- The Grants for Resilience & Wellness program currently has $600,000 available and offers grants up to $20,000.
Applications are welcome from any eligible organization for any eligible purpose; however, the following applications will be prioritized:
- Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups;
- Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people;
- Organizations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax status.
Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one project activity area from FRRR’s Project Activity Tree:
- Building Community Resilience
- Developing Organisational Resilience and Capacity
- Enhancing Environmental Sustainability
- Fostering Cultural Vibrancy
- Lifelong Education and Training
- Economic Strength
- Improving Community Health and Social Wellbeing
- Not-for-profit community-based organizations from communities affected by the 2009 bushfires where funds support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit (i.e. are for a charitable purpose) and address a need in the community (see What Can be Funded below); and
- Organizations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate; and
- Organizations with and without DGR endorsement; and
- An organization is eligible to submit one application per grant round.
For more information, visit https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/grants_for_resilience_wellness