Deadline: 24 October 2019
Please Note: EOIs for the $150K tier must be received by 10 Sept 2019.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has launched its Round 15 of Tackling Tough Times Together program to give drought affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia the opportunity to access funds that benefit their immediate and long-term needs.
The objectives of the program are to:
- 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.
There are three tiers of grants available:
- Up to $20,000 – Projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
- Up to $60,000 – Projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
- Up to $150,000 – Applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest. Multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed. Projects that deliver long-term community benefits are highly regarded.
Projects must clearly demonstrate how they fit within one activity from the following seven project activity areas:
- 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 organisations from drought affected 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.
FRRR considers all eligible applications on their merit. Due to the volume of applications received, applications are assessed based on the documentation received at the time of application.
NOTE: FRRR is unlikely to follow up missing documentation after applications have been submitted.
Projects funded in this round should be undertaken between February 2020 and August 2021, or as agreed in multi-year projects. Projects cannot be funded retrospectively. Community organisations seeking funding for projects in Q1 2020 should apply in this round.
Applications are welcome from any eligible organisation for any eligible purpose; however, the following applications will be prioritised:
- Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups;
- Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status.
- Individuals, private or commercial businesses are not eligible;
- Projects that support core business and areas of responsibility of Federal, State and Local Governments are not eligible.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php