Funding for community action

Rabbit baitDid your community group miss out the most recent round of VRAN community grants?

Do you have a great idea for a community-based project, and just need some funds to get you started?

There’s a few opportunities open at the moment which might suit. Take a look at the links below.

(And if you know of any other funding streams suitable for community rabbit action, please let us know and we’ll add them to this list.)

 

NAB Sustainable Regions Grants support the development and implementation of regional approaches to:

  • strengthen co-ordination and collaboration between environmental groups, business, landholders and government,
  • involve the community in practical on-ground action to improve the environment, and
  • implement regional solutions to environmental challenges.

Grant amounts will start from $100,000 to $1,000,000 payable over a maximum period of up to three years. The scheme is open to charities
that are registered with the ACNC as well as social enterprises (not-for-profit and for-profit) and startups.

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Fonterra Grass Roots Fund support initiatives that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.

Support is provided from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 per application. Applications must be from within the regions that Fonterra operates: Darnum, Stanhope, Dennington, Cobden, Bayswater, Spreyton and Wynyard.

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Victorian Government Community Skills Development Grants aim to strengthen environmental volunteer group and network capacity by supporting learning and skills development opportunities, and encouraging knowledge sharing with other groups and networks.

Groups can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 and networks or partnerships of groups and networks can apply for up to $20,000.

Grants will be open to all Victorian volunteer community-based environment groups and are involved in the delivery of on-ground environmental works.

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