Posts tagged as ‘Grants’

Loddon Shire Community Grants Scheme now open

LoddonShireLogoMSize30m“Local sporting and community organisations are invited to put up their hands for a share of Loddon Shire’s annual allocation to its Community Grants Scheme, which opens for its latest round early next month.

For the past 14 years, the Shire has given clubs and community groups the opportunity to request Council funds to put towards projects that develop or improve existing community facilities, programs or equipment.

To date, Council has invested around $1.2 million in 603 projects worth, in total, $4.7 million.

The scheme funds projects on a 2:1 basis, with Council giving $2 for every $1 contributed by the applicant.

The maximum amount that can be applied for is $10,000 and this requires a contribution of at least $5000 from the applicant, either cash or in-kind or both.

Last year, 38 grants were made, taking up almost the full allocation of $200,000.

Projects funded included restoration work at Boort Tennis Club, a new defibrillator for the Tarnagulla Rural Fire Brigade, the Nestboxes for Kids program run by the Loddon Plains Landcare Network, new goal posts for the Bears Lagoon Serpentine Football Club, further renovation work at Campbell’s Forest Hall and new solar panels at Wedderburn Golf Club.

To see the full list of conditions, or find an application form, please phone Council on 5494 1200 or go to www.loddon.vic.gov.au after Monday 3 March.

Applications close on 2 May and will be considered by Council at its June meeting”.

Posted 11 March 2014 in Grants, News

FRRR Small Grants for Rural Communities 2014 OPEN

Round 25 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Small Grants for Rural Communities program is now open. The program offers grants of up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities with populations of 10,000 or less.

The program criteria are broad and projects should contribute to the development of social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas in rural and remote locations in Australia.

Applicant groups must have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate and applications close Friday 28th March 2014. For more information visit the FRRR website.

Posted 14 February 2014 in Grants, News

Landcare Facilitator awarded Leadership Development Grant

Newest NWF Logo jpegThe Norman Wettenhall Foundation has awarded the LPLN facilitator Anthony Gallacher with their very first Leadership Development Grant.

“The grant is designed to assist leading figures in the conservation movement with their professional development” said Elizabeth Mellick, Executive Director of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation.

“The Trustees of the Foundation believe Anthony to be an outstanding recipient of the grant, he is exactly the sort of person that needs to be supported and encouraged to stay active in his chosen field.” Ms Mellick said.

Anthony will use the grant to gain more local ecological knowledge, attend facilitation workshops and expand his skills to help him better support the Loddon Plains Landcare Network in their GOANNA Project.

More information on the Norman Wettenhall Foundation can be found here.

Posted 10 September 2013 in Grants, News

2013 Communities for Nature Grants NOW OPEN

CfN_Guidelines_July2013_v8-LRCommunities for Nature Grants – 2013 Small and Large Grants Funding Opportunity is open until 13 September 2013.

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting the Victorian community to contribute to practical on-ground solutions for local environmental issues.

The Communities for Nature grants program supports:

  • Practical community action to deliver measurable environmental outcomes
  • Community groups and volunteers doing works primarily focused on the environment.
  • Communities with relevant and timely information to assess priorities at the local level to determine the best returns for on-ground works.

Communities for Nature grants are available to eligible organisations including local community groups and organisations, including schools.

The program has up to $4,000,000 to invest for the 2013 for small grants of up to $10,000; and for large project grants of $10,001 to $150,000.

To apply:

1.       Download the program guidelines and FAQs. If you need assistance, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 (during business hours).

2.       It is strongly recommended that you contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 to be put in touch with someone in your region who can provide technical input into your application.

3.       Seek approval from the relevant land manager/owner to undertake works and consult with your local Shire/Council regarding any permits for works you may need.

4.       Log on to www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/communities-for-nature-grants

5.       Submit your grant application by midnight Friday 13th September 2013.

Posted 8 August 2013 in Grants, News

Victorian Landcare Grants 2013-14: Call for applications

The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is calling for applications for the next round of the State Government’s Victorian Landcare Grants program for (incorporated) community groups to undertake natural resource management (NRM) projects in 2013-14.

The Victorian Landcare Grants Program continues to have an emphasis on building community capacity. The program is designed to fund projects that enable NRM community groups, networks and their volunteers to undertake effective on-ground works to protect and restore the Victorian landscape.

The grants program will fund activities that align to the categories of:

  • Mobilise community volunteers and encourage community action
  • Positively influence the management practices of private landholders
  • Build the skills and capacity of the community to undertake NRM activities.

There are two grant types available:

  • Project grants (up to $20,000)
  • Maintenance and start-up grants (up to $1,000)

Applications close 5pm Monday 22 July 2013

For further information or to download the application forms and guidelines, visit the Landcare page on the North Central CMA website: www.nccma.vic.gov.au/Land/Landcare/Grants/index.aspx. Alternatively contact  Jodie Odgers, Regional Landcare Coordinator on 03 5440 1883 or email: jodie.odgers@nccma.vic.gov.au.

Posted 17 June 2013 in Grants, News

Caring For Our Country Community Environment Grants Open

ceg-guidelines-2013-14 coverCommunity Environment Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are now available from the Australian Government to community groups working to achieve an environment that is healthier, better protected, well managed and resilient. Funding is available to established and emerging groups currently operating in the environmental sector, including Indigenous organisations. 

Individuals are not eligible to apply for Community Environment Grants.

Community Environment Grants will assist community-based organisations to contribute to three strategic objectives, under the Sustainable Environment Stream of Caring for our Country:

  • Maintenance of ecosystem services, including ecological and cultural values, now and into the future
  • Protection of our conservation estate
  • Enhanced capacity of Indigenous communities to conserve and protect natural resources

Applications close on Wednesday 8 May 2013

More information on the Community Environment Grants is available at the Caring for our Country website:http://www.nrm.gov.au/funding/environment/ceg/index.html

Posted 10 April 2013 in Grants, News

Volunteer Grants 2013 applications now open

Community organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 in the 2013 round of Volunteer Grants. Applications for Volunteer Grants 2013 are now open and close 24th April 2013.

Grant funding is available to support volunteers and encourage volunteering.

Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:

  • Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
  • Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need
  • Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
  • Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.

For more information go to the FHSCIA website.

Posted 26 March 2013 in Grants, News

FRRR Small Grants for Small Communities OPEN

Round 23 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Small Grants for Small Communities program is now open. The program offers grants of up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities with populations of 10,000 or less.

The program criteria are broad and projects should contribute to the development of social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas in rural and remote locations in Australia.

Applicant groups must have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate and applications close 5pm 2 April 2013. For more information visit the FRRR website.

Posted 6 February 2013 in Grants, News

Caring For Our Country Community Landcare Grants OPEN

2013-14-clg-guidelines

The Australian Government is seeking grant applications for Community Landcare Grants. The Community Landcare Grants are the small grants component of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. They are designed to support the natural resource management community to ensure Australia’s agricultural base is sustainable, productive and resilient.

Community Landcare Grants build on the success of the earlier Community Action Grants, with a renewed focus on sustainable farming and fisheries, agricultural innovation and community capacity building.

Grants of between $5000 and $50 000 are available to:

  •  help build a skilled and capable Landcare community
  •  encourage community participation and engagement in Landcare
  •  share information and learnings in sustainable agricultural techniques
  •  reduce the spread of pest species, and
  •  encourage the adoption of improved sustainable land management practices.

Local community groups and professional farming systems groups involved in sustainable agriculture are encouraged to apply.

To find out more visit www.nrm.gov.au

Applications close 5pm 20th March 2013.

Posted 24 January 2013 in Grants, News