The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is seeking proposals for ANZ Seeds of Renewal, it is a small grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.
It is built on two key tenets:
- Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with strong social capital, where everyone can participate and build a better life; and
- Sustainable communities innovate, expand and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium to long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.
- Improving environmental sustainability;
- Improving financial wellbeing within the community; or
- Improving access to housing.
- Projects and initiatives in bushfire-affected communities;
- Projects that will deliver demonstrable medium to long-term benefit to a regional Australian community of 15,000 people or fewer;
- Projects that focus on building local capacity and increasing community participation;
- Projects that benefit a large number of people from a diverse range of social groups;
- Projects that encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented or marginalised groups;
- Projects that deliver ongoing and widespread economic benefit to the community and contribute to economic sustainability;
- Applications from Parents & Citizens committees are preferred over applications from schools;
- Applications from local community groups are favoured over applications from Local Government Authorities;
- Projects that demonstrate co-contributions (either in-kind or from other funding sources) and broad community support will be looked upon favourably – it is highly recommended that you include these within your application.
- The program provides grants of up to $15,000 from an available funding pool of $250,000, or technology equipment, to community organisations to help convert their ideas to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities into reality.
- Not-for-profit community-based organisations from communities across rural, regional and remote Australia 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;
- Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;
- Organisations with and without DGR endorsement.
For more information, visit https://frrr.org.au/seeds