Grants for Resilience & Wellness Kinglake Ranges

Grants for Resilience & Wellness Kinglake Ranges (GR&W Kinglake) has a specific focus on providing support for community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities in the Kinglake Ranges that were affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires,  specifically Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi and Flowerdale.

Grants are available for projects that directly benefit the long-term recovery of communities in the Kinglake Ranges impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. FRRR is willing to discuss larger projects that are identified as a priority by your community.

The GR&W program aims to support the following priority outcomes:

 

  • Improved mental health and wellbeing of communities and individuals;
  • Enhanced wellbeing and resilience of pre-school, primary and secondary school aged children and young people;
  • Strengthened community connectedness, sense of place and community identity; and
  • Increased community capacity for preparedness for future disasters.

Project Eligibility

IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU ATTEND THE GRANT INFORMATION WORKSHOP: It has a specific focus on providing support for community-strengthening and resilience-building projects for communities in the Kinglake Ranges that were affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires,  specifically Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi and Flowerdale.  Click here to view and RSVP for the workshop.

What can be funded?

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Applicants must identify a specific need / hardship that is related to the impacts of the bushfires, which the activity intends to relieve.

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Applicants must be able to demonstrate wide community support and involvement of a range of community groups / representatives.

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Projects led by local communities will be given preference.

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Priority will be given to organisations run by, and based in, bushfire affected communities over those delivering services to, but not based in, bushfire affected areas.

Who can apply?

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Not-for-profit community-based organisations in the Kinglake Ranges that were affected by the Victorian 2009 Bushfires.

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Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate are eligible.

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Organisations with and without DGR endorsement are eligible; no specific tax status is required.

Who can’t apply?

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Individuals, private or commercial businesses are not eligible;

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Projects that support core business and areas of responsibility of Federal, State and Local Governments are not eligible.

Have an idea or need support?

To discuss your proposal ideas or to get general support for your grant application FRRR has appointed a Grant Development Officer, Jen Worthington. You can find out more about Jen below or contact 5786 1301 Tuesday – Thursday
If you have any queries feel free to email grants@kinglakeranges.com.au

Community Grants Development Officer Appointed

Jen Worthington is available to support your project

Jen Worthington

Jen Worthington

Community Grants Development Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

What can’t be funded?

· Ongoing core organisational operational costs (e.g. rent, utilities, regular wages, loan repayments);

· The encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social activities are not considered charitable activities under Australian law. Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate charitable outcomes and benefit to the wider community that are above and beyond the sporting activities of the club;

· Overseas travel and overseas projects;

· Prizes, gifts, trophies or awards;

· Projects that have already occurred or will occur before the grant is confirmed;

· Political lobbying;

· Projects solely focused on animal welfare cannot be considered;

· Projects that are for private benefit or which are the core responsibility of Government.

If I need to know more, are there guidelines?

There sure are:  Download by Clicking Here

How do I get started?
Register on the FRRR website to create your login details as a new applicant.
When can I apply?
First round of applications open March 4, 2020
Second round of applications open  August 5, 2020
Please follow this link: Click Here
What's the deadline?
First round of applications close 5pm April 8,2020
Second round of applications close 5pm September 9,2020
Who can I contact for more information?
Contact Jen Worthington on Tuesday -Thursday

Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House

Ph: (03) 5786 1301

E: grants@kinglakeranges.com.au

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