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Applications open for Round Two of Flood Appeal grants

Applications open for Round Two of Flood Appeal grants

Lismore City Council’s Flood Appeal Committee has opened the second and final round of Flood Appeal Grants for residents who lost their homes and belongings due to the February natural disaster.

Round Two applications close on 30 September at 4pm.

The Lismore City Council Flood Appeal raised slightly more than $1.6 million. Under Round One, $1 million was distributed with each eligible resident receiving a $650 grant.

Eligible residents in Round Two will receive the same amount of $650. If there are any funds left over, it will be distributed equally to all eligible residents from both rounds.

The Flood Appeal Committee decided to distribute the grants in two rounds to create a safety net for those who could not make the application deadline for Round One.

Council is currently processing Round One grants and expects to start distributing funds to nominated bank accounts from the week beginning Monday, 5 September.

Those who have already received notification that they will receive a Round One grant are not eligible to apply under Round Two.

There are some changes to submitting a Round 2 application, compared with the Round One.

All Round 2 applications must be submitted online at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au. If you need assistance, please call Council on 6625 0500.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their application has been successfully lodged. This is not confirmation that you are eligible for a Flood Appeal grant.

Who is Eligible?

  • Applications are only open to residents of Lismore LGA
  • Residents who occupied a personal residence in the flood inundation zone and suffered property damage as a result of the February natural disaster
  • Only one application per residence is permitted
  • Residents who did not receive a confirmation email in Round One
Applications open for  Regional Youth Investment Program

Applications open for Regional Youth Investment Program

The Office for Regional Youth is excited to announce that funding applications are open for projects that ensure regional youth have opportunities for meaningful work and education, accessible health care and can thrive within their local communities.

Applications are now open for the $40 million ‘Our Region, Our Voice’ Regional Youth Investment Program which will provide grants of up to $3 million for projects that aim to help young people reach their full potential in the regions.

The grants will be allocated across nine investment themes which have been identified as a high priority from Regional Youth Insights, the largest regional youth research project ever commissioned by the NSW Government.

Local Councils, schools, not-for-profit organisations and Local Aboriginal Land Councils are all urged to apply. Applications close 10 am, October 4, 2022.

For more information about the program and eligibility guidelines, visit www.nsw.gov.au/regionalyouthinvestmentprogram

There is a recorded Webinar with frequently asked questions and more information here –  https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/fd5439.html

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal Rebuilding Futures Funding

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal Rebuilding Futures Funding

Round Two of the Rebuilding Futures program is now open for remote, rural and regional Queensland and New South Wales communities impacted by extreme weather events from from February 22.

A funding pool of $500,000 will support grants of up to $25,000 for local not-for-profit community organisations to undertake community-identified and community-led recovery activities that can strengthen resilience and enable projects for building back better to reduce the impact of future disasters on community wellbeing and physical infrastructure.

See the website for more details https://frrr.org.au/funding/disaster-resilience-and-climate-solutions/rebuilding-futures/

Clarence Valley Council offers community grants

Clarence Valley Council offers community grants

Clarence Valley Council’s 2022/23 Community Initiatives Program – Round 2 – is open for projects and initiatives.

The closing date is  October 31.

The project must be carried out from mid-December to June 30, 2023.

Organisations can only apply in one round (per financial year) but may have multiple dates/categories.

The average funding amount is about $1,000 per application.

Register or Log in to SmartyGrants here to apply or access via Council’s webpage below.

NB: Please check out your eligibility via the Policy and Guidelines before applying – Clarence Valley Council Funding Opportunities as the fund only supports incorporated not-for-profit organisation or groups auspiced by NFP organisations.

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

The Community Road Safety Grants are open to eligible organisations looking to improve road safety in their local community. Now in its eighth year, the grants program provides opportunities for community organisations to help lower the NSW road toll.

Grants of up to $5000 or up to $30,000 are available to realise ideas that will have a positive impact on road safety.

Applications close at 4pm onSeptember 20.

How do I apply?

Applications will only be accepted via the SmartyGrants portal:

Who can help?

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply for a grant, or have any questions, please email [email protected]

You can also call and leave a message on (02) 8265 7372

2022 Community Grants Round  NOW OPEN!

2022 Community Grants Round NOW OPEN!

The  NRCF’s 2022 Community Grants Round is accepting applications until August 31.

The 2022 Community Grants Round will provide the recovery and long-term support the community needs following significant flooding in the region.

Those community organisations struggling to muster the energy after a gruelling flood recovery effort are invited seek NRCF guidance or support with their application.

NRCF Grants and Community Impact Manager Kyla White and Grants Administration Officer Jen Smith will be on hand to offer guidance with applications.
The NRCF has adapted its Community Grants Round to this year distribute grants up to $50,000, the largest in the NRCF’s Community Grants’ history, to help meet the magnitude of support required by community organisations on the ground across the Northern Rivers. This year also marks the largest funding pool to date for the Community Grants Round.

 

Recently appointed NRCF CEO Sam Henderson said the Foundation’s larger-than-ever grants round was in direct response to the volume of need following the flood events of February and March 2022.

“What our communities across all seven Local Government Areas of the Northern Rivers went through was significant,” Mr Henderson said.

“We understand that flood recovery and building resilience and vitality in our communities is a process that requires short, medium and longer-term action, and this Community Grants Round reflects that,” he said.

“We encourage all community organisations to head to our website and download the guidelines and view our application form, or reach out to our Grants Team if you have any questions at all. We know this is a long road, and we are here to support you in every way we can.”

This year’s Community Grants Round will offer the following streams of funding:

  1. Small Grants of up to $10,000 funding four priority areas of Recovery & Resilience; Disadvantage; Environment; Housing & Homelessness.
  2. Recovery and Resilience Capacity Building Grants of up to $25,000 to support disaster recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.
  3. Flood Relief Fund Capacity Building Grants of up to $50,000 to support Feb/ March 2022 flood recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.

Applications will be open for the whole month of August, with the final submission day August 31.

For further information about the program, please contact the NRCF office on 0499 862 886 or email [email protected]. Please click here to view our NRCF past Community Grants recipients.

And best of luck with your application to all those applying for this year’s Round!

2022 Community Grants Round opens August 1

2022 Community Grants Round opens August 1

The annual Community Grants Round distributed by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) will open on 1 August and is set to provide the recovery and long-term support the community needs following significant flooding in the region.

The NRCF has adapted its Community Grants Round to this year distribute grants up to $50,000, the largest in the Community Grants’ history, to help meet the magnitude of support required by community organisations on the ground across the Northern Rivers. This year also marks the largest funding pool to date for the Community Grants Round.

Grants for the 2022 Round range from $10,000 up to $50,000, with applications open from August 1st to 31st, 2022.

NRCF Acting CEO Allison Henry said the increased value of grants was in response to critical issues impacting the Northern Rivers community, with a clear focus on long-term rebuilding and resilience throughout the region.

“Immediately after the flooding events of February and March, the Foundation conducted research with more than 300 community organisations on the ground across the seven Local Government Areas of the Northern Rivers,” Ms Henry said.
“This resulted in the NRCF 2022 Flood Relief Report, which is an invaluable tool is helping us know what, where and how our tireless community organisations need support.

“Our long-standing connection with community organisations across the region provided us with extensive insight into the impact on our diverse communities, and this research has helped shape the Community Grants Round for this year.”

This year’s Community Grants Round will offer the following streams of funding:

  1. Small Grants of up to $10,000 funding four priority areas of Recovery & Resilience, Disadvantage, Environment and Housing & Homelessness.
  2. Recovery and Resilience Capacity Building Grants of up to $25,000 to support disaster recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.
  3. Flood Relief Fund Capacity Building Grants of up to $50,000 to support Feb/ March 2022 flood recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.

We encourage interested organisations to familiarise themselves with the 2022 Community Grants Guidelines in the lead up to applications opening on August 1st, 2022.

NRCF Grants and Community Impact Manager Kyla White and Grants Administration Officer Jen Smith will be on hand to support community organisations apply for grants.

We warmly invite you to share this email with your networks and community organisations across the Northern Rivers region.

For further information about the program, please contact the NRCF office on 0499 862 886 or email [email protected]. Please click here to view our NRCF past Community Grants recipients.

Ballina Flood Grant Information Sessions

Ballina Flood Grant Information Sessions

The NSW Government is holding support sessions for Northern Rivers residents affected by the February and March 2022 storms and floods.

Residents, businesses and primary producers can book a session to discuss a new or existing flood grant application.

Grant specialists and Business Concierges will be on hand to offer support and help with any questions.

Flood support session location

Ballina RSL Club, Auditorium, 1 Grant Street, Ballina, NSW 2478.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 27 July from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 28 July from 11am to 7pm
  • Friday 29 July from 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 1 August from 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 2 August from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 3 August from 9am to 1pm.

Eligibility

To book a session you must be:

What you need

To book a session you’ll be asked to provide:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • the grant or payment you’re applying for.

Preparation for attending the session

How to book

  1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. Call 13 77 88 to book a session.

To call us using an interpreter, please call the National Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450, and ask them to call us on 13 77 88. The service provides immediate phone interpreting.

You’ll receive an email to confirm your session time and any requirements for the day.

Remember to gather all the required documents and bring them to your session.

More information

  • Please note that sessions are limited. A small number of places will be available for walk-in customers.
  • If you’d like to change or cancel your session time, call 13 77 88.
  • If you’re applying for a business flood grant and you’re unable to attend a session in Ballina, you can call 13 77 88 and ask to speak with a Business Concierge, or book a call for a time that suits you.
Free Online Grants Workshop

Free Online Grants Workshop

Office for Regional Youth is hosting a free three-hour online grants workshop on Tuesday, August 2 from 6 pm – 9pm for anyone interested in learning how to improve their grant applications or seeking grant and philanthropic funding. If you cannot make this time, please contact [email protected] to arrange a link to the workshop recording after the session. 

To register, click here Online Grants Workshop

This workshop is ideal for any NGO, not-for-profit, arts, sports, school and community organisation interested in learning more about how to prepare for future grant funding, what funding exists and how you can use it to support your organisation. 

What will be covered:

  • What grants funding is there, and how to apply for them
  • Grants project plan
  • Grants budget
  • Grant writing do’s & don’ts
  • Practical writing tips
  • Creating grants templates for standard application questions
  • Creating a grants calendar
  • Grants acquittal, auditing & evaluation
  • Writing a business case
  • Report writing, funding acquittals & evaluation
  • Establishing community capacity building
NSW Seniors Festival Grants open

NSW Seniors Festival Grants open

Would you like to run an event that benefits seniors? Apply for a 2023 NSW Seniors Festival Grant so you can empower seniors to be active, healthy, and engaged.

There is $200,000 in funding available for councils and organisations to run events and activities for people over 60 during the festival. The fun-filled festival of arts, health and lifestyle activities will take place across New South Wales.

It will run from 1 – 12 February 2023.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday, 1 August 2022.

Find out more and apply at: https://seniorsfestival.info/2023

You can also subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop for all things NSW Seniors Festival.

Funding open: Spring Holidays – Youth Opportunities Program

Funding open: Spring Holidays – Youth Opportunities Program

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 to non-government organisations and local government councils in New South Wales. Funding is for new projects that enable young people to lead and participate in community development activities.

Organisations applying for funding must have spoken with young people and involved them in developing the project proposal prior to submitting an application.

NSW Government Priorities for Young People The Youth Opportunities program aligns with the NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People 2022-20241, which advocates that children and young people in NSW have hope for the future, love, connection and safety, a good standard of living, environments for joy and fun, as well as respect and acceptance.

Applicants are advised to read the Program Guidelines carefully before completing an application for funding. To download these Guidelines and more, please visit the Youth NSW website.

Applications are submitted via SmartyGrants, an online grants administration system. SmartyGrants and the online application form can be accessed from here.

Activities delivered between: Saturday, 26 September to Sunday, 9 October.

Outcomes report due: 21 October 2022

Applications must be completed and submitted online via SmartyGrants by 5:00pm on Monday, 08 August 2022

 

Funding awarded to support older women affected by domestic violence

Funding awarded to support older women affected by domestic violence

Older Women’s Network (OWN) has been awarded funding for a new project to support vulnerable older women from diverse backgrounds who have or are experiencing domestic violence.

The project, which will be designed with Archibald Finalist, author and domestic violence survivor Amani Haydar, will aim to engage older women from diverse backgrounds in a safe space to talk about their experiences and help them develop a piece of art to tell their story.

Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors Mark Coure announced he had awarded a $50,000 grant for the initiative while visiting the not-for-profit organisation in Sydney on Thursday, 7 July..

“OWN does fantastic work advocating for the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women’s rights across the state,” Mr Coure said.

“As a rich multicultural society, it is important we all do what we can to provide an avenue for everyone to be able to speak up and express themselves.

“This project goes to the heart of that, and I believe it will help support older women affected by domestic violence.”

Chair of the Older Women’s Network Beverly Barker thanked Mr Coure for the grant, adding that he had really supported the organisation.

“We thank the Minister for supporting this important project, which aims to bring older migrant women together to tell their stories and celebrate their culture, through a combined piece of art,” Ms Barker said.

For more details go to https://markcoure.com.au/

Small grants for flood impacted communities

Small grants for flood impacted communities

Byron Shire Council’s Community Initiatives Program

Byron Shire Council’s Community Initiatives Program

Byron Shire Council’s Community Initiatives Program is open.

The Community Initiatives Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to:

  • Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations
  • Community groups auspiced by an incorporated organisation

Applications for the 2022 to 2023 round are now open with funding available for Community Projects that address a specific need, build a sense of community, and align with Council priorities.

Examples of types of projects Council supports are:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger more resilient communities
  • Celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to community life
  • Enhancing places where communities gather
  • Increasing access and inclusion for communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage

Further details, including the online application form, are available on Council’s website on the Community Initiatives Program page.

You can also contact the Community Development team at [email protected]

Applications close 30 June 2022

 

Ballina Flood Grant Information Sessions

NSW Government announces $149 million IPTASS funding

Residents in remote areas who need to travel to receive specialist medical care will benefit from a $149.5 million funding boost announced by the NSW government last week.

The funding for the expansion of the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) can be found in the link.

https://www.lismorecitynews.com.au/regional-and-remote-area-patients-to-benefit-from-149-million-funding-boost