Strengthening Rural Communities
The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.
The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.
The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:
- Small & Vital grants
Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.
- The Small & Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
- Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
- Applications close 24 March, 2020
- Larger Leverage grants
Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.
The Larger Leverage tier is focused on supporting two types of projects:
- a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.
- Applications close 4 February, 2020
For more Information: visit the Foundation For Rural & Regional Renewal Website