Applications are now open for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's Small Grants for Rural Communities program. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for not-for-profit groups in rural, regional and remote communities to invest in activities which improve:
- health, social welfare and wellbeing;
- educational opportunities and outcomes;
- arts, culture, tourism and heritage projects;
- environmental and natural resource management outcomes; or
- a community’s economic sustainability, through community-led economic and social enterprise activities.
Since the collaborative program began, it has distributed more than $8.5 million across Australia, supporting 2,812 rural, regional and remote community projects.
In 2012/13, 151 small rural, regional or remote communities shared in nearly $410,000 in grants and a number of health-related projects are included on the full list of projects funded in Round 25.
Visit the Small Grants for Rural Communities page for the application form and guidelines. Alternatively, free call 1800 170 020 to organise to have them mailed to you. Applications close Friday 26 September 2014.
For further information about the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and other grant opportunities visit www.frrr.org.au.