SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY GRANTS OPEN

Sharon Bird today encouraged community groups and schools to consider applications for a number of grants programs that are currently receiving applications.IMG_59232.jpg

The Community Resilience Grants provide funding between $20,000 and $150,000 per year for up to three and a quarter years with funding available from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021 for one-off, time limited projects that that build social cohesion like a forum, training, a festival or improving skills and looking for work experience.

The Inclusive Communities Grants provide funding of up to $7,500 for one-off, time limited project that support the social and economic participation of people in those communities like a forum or festival.

The Digital Literacy School Grants provide funding of between $10,000 and $50,000 to projects that demonstrate innovative methods for driving enhanced digital literacy in schools.  This funding can be used to purchase equipment to support the teaching and learning of digital technologies

Sharon Bird said that community groups often found it difficult to obtain assistance to help fund the work they want to do in our communities.

“Our local community groups are the backbone of our local community.  These grants are available to support local projects that help make our communities stronger,” Sharon Bird said.

“I encourage all local community groups to look at the grants that are available. 

“If local community group representatives have any questions on these grants, they are more than welcome to contact my office with any questions.

Strong and Resilient Communities – Community Resilience Grants (CSG)

Close 23 August 2017

Community Resilience grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole.  This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion, and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance. 

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that build community social cohesion in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.  Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular community issue.

Strong and Resilient Communities – Inclusive Communities Grants (ICG)

Close 23 August 2017

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that support the social and economic participation of people in their communities in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.  Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular issue.

Applicants must involve key stakeholders from the respective communities to demonstrate the project has endorsement by providing a letter of support as part of the application process. More information about the letter of support can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Digital Literacy School Grants – Round Two

Close 11 August 2017

Digital Literacy School Grants is an initiative under the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for schools and other organisations to encourage and facilitate implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Grants will be awarded for project proposals that demonstrate innovative methods for driving enhanced digital literacy in schools. Grants of amounts greater than $50,000 may also be made where a project has demonstrated capacity to reach regional, national or sectoral scalabilities such as projects involving clusters of schools and/or peak bodies/professional associations.