Tackling Tough Times Together Round 12: Supporting Community-based Activities in Australia

Deadline: 5 February 2019

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is accepting applications for its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future.

The program is supported by the Australian Government, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, ANZ, Paul Ramsay Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, Pratt Foundation, Australia Post, Westpac Group, The Snow Foundation, Santos, Aussie Farmers Foundation, Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation, Qantas Foundation, NRMA, Rex Airlines and individual donors from across the nation.

Objectives

  • Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  • Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  • Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  • Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  • Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

Funding Information

Grants are available for projects that directly benefit the immediate and medium-term needs of drought affected communities. Three streams of grants are available:

  • Up to $20,000;
  • Up to $60,000: Applicants must initially speak to the FRRR Program Manager before lodging an application; and
  • Up to $150,000: Applications for this stream are by Expression of Interest, and applicants must speak with the TTTT Program Manager before submitting an Expression of Interest. Multi-year projects are welcomed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
  • The program has a strong preference to support grassroots organisations based in drought-affected regions over those delivering services to, but not based in affected regions. Projects led by local communities will be given strong preference.
  • Please note no specific tax status is required.
  • Groups with outstanding final reports are not eligible to apply unless a time extension has been granted. We encourage groups to complete their final reports so that they can then apply.
  • Projects must be located in and benefit a drought-affected region.

Criteria for large-scale and multi-year projects up to $60,000 and $150,000

  • Provide broader, more medium-term impact – multi-year grants will be considered;
  • Offer activities that could be repeated over a period of time;
  • Deliver larger scale activities that provide short term relief to alleviate the impact of drought;
  • Support a coordinated approach with a regional focus;
  • Enhance resourcing, stability and continuity of events and programs being delivered by local not-for-profit organisations; and
  • Support the delivery of activities and services which cost more due to the remoteness of their location.
  • Please Note: that applicants must speak to the FRRR Program Manager before lodging an application to the two larger streams, and a written Expression of Interest is required for the up to $150,000 grants.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: Australia

For more information, please visit https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together

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