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Small Grants for Small Rural Communities


Funder: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Program summary

A small grants program for small rural Australian communities will offer about $850,000 a year in grants to benefit people in rural and remote communities.

Key dates

Applications close 29 March 2010

Who can apply?

?         Not-for-profit Organisations can apply for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities living in small rural and remote locations in Australia, contributing to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.
?         Applications from communities with a population of 10,000 or less will receive priority.
?         Grants will be made in amounts up to $5,000.

Who can’t apply?

Individuals, for-profit businesses

What will be funded?

To be eligible, projects must be for a charitable purpose
(benefit the whole community).

What will NOT be funded?

The encouragement or advancement of sport or recreation or social activities are not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Taxation Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to benefit the wider community and should clearly indicate which other local organisations are involved.
Operational and administrative costs.
Travel and accommodation.

Current priorities

Currently, preference will be given to projects that support:

  • Drought affected areas (Exceptional Circumstances Classified)
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Resettlement of Immigrants in rural Australia.
  • Community Development involving Disadvantaged Children or Young People
How much funding is available?


More information

Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Guidelines


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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Postal Address: PO Box 41 Bendigo ACT 3552
Email: [email protected]
Website: FRRR

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