Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Greater Grants Round-2 (Australia)

Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Greater Grants Round-2 (Australia)

Deadline: 19-Feb-21

The Southern Grampians Shire Council is seeking applications for its Greater Grants Program that is designed to help build region by giving community groups a funding source to undertake new or growing initiatives, projects, or events that benefit the Southern Grampians Shire.

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The Greater Grants Program provides an opportunity for not for profit organisations, groups and committees to develop projects that complement areas identified as priorities in Southern Grampians Shire Council Plan 2017 – 2021.

Grant Categories

Arts and Culture Development Grants: Funding designed to assist groups or individuals realise creative projects. This could include supporting partnerships between creative practitioners and community groups and assist both to realise projects that:
Enliven public places and spaces;
Are innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community;
Reflect the region’s identity and tell our stories to residents and visitors; and
Cultivate and support the creative sector to grow and thrive.
Community Infrastructure Grants: Funding designed to assist groups to enhance, improve, or renew physical assets. This could include:
Assisting in the provision of new facilities;
The extension or modification of existing facilities;
The purchase of equipment or major maintenance to existing facilities which is considered by Council to be of a capital nature.
Community Strengthening Grants: Funding designed to assist groups to enhance, improve or renew social assets. This could include:
Meet a community need and make the community a better place to live;
Provide benefits and opportunities for people in the community to build skills – take part on social, recreation and educational activities;
Supporting initiatives that build or strengthen community connections, ensure social inclusion and increase participation in the community.
Improve health and wellbeing and/or improve the sense of community;
Initiatives can be whole of community or only for a targeted group (e.g. Youth, seniors).
Environmental Sustainability Grants: Funding designed to assist groups to protect or enhance the natural environment. This includes:
Supporting the community to develop and promote projects which contribute toward environmental or sustainability objectives of the Council Plan, Sustainability Strategy 2010-20 or other relevant Council plans or strategies.
Heritage Grants: Funding designed to assist in maintaining, documenting or restoring items of historical significance with preference given to those in the public realm and in particular the commercial precincts of the Shire’s townships. This could include:
Promote the care and conservation of our heritage places/objects by assisting with the maintenance, restoration and documenting of these places/objects which help to tell the stories of the Shire; and
Restoration of commercial retail precincts to ensure compliance with the Heritage register and planning controls.
Tourism & Events Grants: Funding designed to assist groups to develop, enhance, or promote a new or growing event or tourism product. Event funding is designed to provide seed funding for new projects, or to fund innovative elements of events that will have an economic benefit to the region. Projects could include:
Development of contemporary marketing collateral, websites, visual content or printed materials;
Targeted advertising campaigns and strategic promotional activities;
Items that contribute to professionalising the event e.g. Venue hire, Equipment hire or signage;
Additional elements of an event that will engage new audiences.
Funding cannot be used for operational or recurrent costs, donations, prize money or trophies.
Funding Information

USD 1 MILLION Grants for Innovative Solutions to combat Water Scarcity

Climate Fund to alleviate energy poverty in Developing Countries

This Request for Applications is open to strengthening the Economic Development Efforts

Grants for African CSOs to implement activities in SGBV, SRHR, HP, and VAWG

Small Research Grants for the improvement of education

This grant-making trust inviting Charities to help Socially Disadvantaged Groups during COVID-19

Support available for NGOs working on social innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability

Advocacy grants to strengthen the voice of communities and grassroots activists

USD $250,000 to $2 million funding available for each selected partner to address Covid-19 impact in select countries

Funding provided through capital support for community development projects

Endowment Funding of € 25,000 for young people fighting for freedom

Small Grant Fund for protecting endangered animal species

Grant program for transforming women’s lives for hard to fund projects

Seed Funding for Youth-led Organisations: Invitation to Submit Proposals

Grant Opportunity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

In any financial year applicants can make one or more submissions for different projects. The maximum amount that could be allocated per applicant per financial year is $15,000.
Applications for more than $2,500 must demonstrate an equal cash contribution.
Eligibility Criteria

Funding will only be made available for not-for-profit organisations, groups and committees.
Applications from individuals are eligible only for the Arts and Culture and Heritage grants categories.
Funding cannot be used for projects, works or events which have already been undertaken. Please consider applying for a grant 6-12 months before project, works or event start date.
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