The Gardiner Foundation and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal have announced the next round of funding for the Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program.
The aim of these grants is to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.
Grants of up to $5,000 (from a total pool of $100,000) aim to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, helping to build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.:
- Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Number.
- Only one application per group will be accepted.
- Applications from communities with a population of 5,000 or less will receive priority.
- Projects must offer a clear public benefit, be for charitable purposes, and address a need in the community.
- Projects must be located in a recognised Victorian dairy area – either Gippsland, South-Western or Northern Victoria.
- Priority will be given to projects that assist in strengthening small rural communities, building their capacity to deal with local issues, or enhancing existing community infrastructure.
- We encourage applicants to use the Strengthening Small Dairy Communities Toolkit, available on line at http://www.gardinerfoundation.com.au/assets/Publications/SSDC-Toolkit-full.pdf
Projects and activities must offer clear community benefit for dairy communities in Victoria, and:
- Are community driven and show strong community support.
- Show creativity and innovation in addressing the issue.
- Have clearly defined objectives, outcomes, timeframes and evaluation.
- Where possible, include a financial and/or in-kind co-contribution.
What Can’t Be Funded?
The encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social activities are not considered charitable by the Australian Taxation Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate a benefit to the wider community beyond sport and should clearly indicate which other local organisations are involved. Projects which benefit a single individual rather than a community are not eligible. Nor are projects which support private businesses. Federal, State and Local Government core business and areas of responsibility will not be considered. If your project involves working directly with children, your organisation should have policies and procedures around working with children and the handling of child abuse complaints, or the project will not be funded.
Application methods: Mail, Online
- Address: FRRR, Working in Dairy Communities Program PO Box 41 Bendi 3552 VIC
- Phone: 1800 170 020
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org