Small Grants Program for Environmental Sustainability and Financial Wellbeing of Australia

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Deadline: 6 August 2019

Applications are now open for 2019 ANZ Seeds of Renewal program which is a small grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

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This program 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.
  • Sustainable communities innovate, expand and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium-to-long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.

The program is independently administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), which provides a range of grant programs across rural, regional and remote Australia. FRRR champions the economic and social strength of Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities through partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and governments.

Focus Areas

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This year, the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program is focused upon supporting projects that align to one of ANZ’s three focus areas:

  1. Improving environmental sustainability: Supporting local causes to improve environmental sustainability practices, including initiatives that restore and conserve the natural environment or which contribute to lower carbon emissions, water stewardship and waste minimisation.
  2. Improving financial wellbeing within the community: Supporting local programs and initiatives that improve financial wellbeing, particularly for underrepresented and disadvantaged people in our community, including initiatives that improve economic participation, for example through building financial literacy and vocational skills and providing access to meaningful work.
  3. Improving access to housing: ANZ strongly supports initiatives that improve the availability of suitable and affordable housing options, and the development of infrastructure and property solutions that improve the quality of affordable housing options. ANZ Seeds of Renewal seeks to improve housing access through initiatives and programs that support those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness or that provide supports for people living with a disability.

Funding Information

Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive.

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Applications are welcome from any eligible organisation for any eligible purpose; however, the following applications will be prioritised:

  • 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 applicants include these within their application.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • 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;
  • An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round.
  • Individuals, private or commercial businesses are not eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Australia

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