The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has launched the Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) Kinglake Ranges program.
The GR&W Kinglake Ranges program has a specific focus on providing assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities in the Kinglake Ranges that were affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
It recognises that while the fires were in 2009, recovery takes time and 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 Kinglake program is open to all community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi and Flowerdale.
FRRR works collaboratively with communities impacted by natural disaster and organisations that work with the communities in the recovery process, to provide support and assistance for medium-to-long term recovery. The GR&W Kinglake Ranges 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.
- They have grouped the kinds of projects communities commonly ask them to help fund into seven areas, which they call the Activity Tree:
- They ask you to nominate one of those seven areas when you apply.
- In total there is approximately $180,000 available for distribution for grants up to $25,000 or higher by exception. Applications for grants exceeding $25,000 or projects relating to government-owned infrastructure and/or sporting activities will need to be discussed with FRRR prior to submission.
- Charitable projects that were identified and supported within the local community based planning and align to the VBAF objectives and intent are highly encouraged.
What can be funded?
Projects must directly assist those individuals and communities in the Kinglake Ranges that have been affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires:
- The project must identify a specific distress / hardship caused by the bushfires which the activity intends to relieve.
- Projects must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the wider community: not an individual, business, or members of particular groups).
- Projects must be able to demonstrate wide community support and involvement of a range of community groups / representatives.
- The project must not duplicate an existing project or service.
Location: Round 6 of GR&W Kinglake is open to all community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi and Flowerdale.
To apply, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a not-for-profit community-based organisation in the Kinglake Ranges that was affected by the Victorian 2009 Bushfires, including: Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi and Flowerdale communities;
- Applicant organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation with either an Incorporation Certificate and/or an ABN;
- Not-for-profit organisations with or without DGR-1 endorsement are eligible;
- Project must offer clear public benefit (i.e. has a charitable purpose);
- Organisations can submit one application per grant round.
- Application is submitted by individuals, sole traders, private or commercial businesses
- Application is submitted by an organisation that is not a legal entity, without the written consent of the governing / partnering body who holds the ABN / Incorporation number;
- Application is submitted without required financial documentation
- Final report/s from any FRRR grants awarded in the previous seven years have not been acquitted
- Application is for a project or activity that has already occurred / is occurring prior to the announcement of funding;
- Projects that support core business and areas of responsibility of Federal, State and Local Governments are ineligible.
- Application is incomplete. NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received, applications are assessed based on the documentation received at the time of application. FRRR is unlikely to follow up missing documentation after applications have been submitted.
For more information, visit Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.