Greater Shepparton Foundation invites applications for small grants up to $10,000 for needful community activities and groups. Grant applications close on Friday, July 28, 2023.
1. PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT FUNDING
The purpose of funding granted by Greater Shepparton Foundation is to support projects that address an immediate or unmet need which, importantly, aligns with the Foundation’s vision of inclusive, interconnected communities where everybody has an equal opportunity to participate.
Funding will assist local grass roots organisations with place-based projects. Applications also assist Greater Shepparton Foundation to understand what is going on at a community level, the work and initiatives that focus on tackling hardship, inequity and addressing the challenges of the most vulnerable people and groups amongst us.
Greater Shepparton Foundation will only fund projects where the services are delivered in Greater Shepparton and surrounds and/or directly benefit those who live in Greater Shepparton and surrounds.
Organisations which meet the criteria outlined below are encouraged to contact Greater Shepparton Foundation to discuss their project or organisation’s needs.
Key areas where support will be considered:
Through consultation, Greater Shepparton Foundation has identified areas of major need in our community and therefore focus areas for the 2023 Grant Round include social inclusion; youth employment, aging well; at risk of or experiencing housing insecurity; safe families; economic engagement; flood recovery; and the cost-of-living crisis.
Consideration of project funding will take into account:
• Evidence of need (immediate or otherwise)
• Past, present and future demand for services
• The degree of overlap and collaboration with other services
• The ability of the organisation to successfully deliver a project
• The ability of the organisation to collect data and fulfil reporting conditions
• Transparency of financial reporting
• The amount of funding available for distribution
Types of activities that will NOT be funded:
• Projects which do not have the purpose of relieving or reducing poverty or distress of people in need
or do not have the purpose of fostering equal opportunity to participate
• Projects outside the Greater Shepparton community
• For profit projects
*An independent community committee will be engaged to assess all applications and make recommendation to the Greater Shepparton Foundation Board. All funding will be at the discretion of Greater Shepparton Foundation Board of Management.
If you would like to discuss your project or organisation’s needs with Greater Shepparton Foundation, please contact EO, Amanda McCulloch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call M: 0447 400 443.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $10,000
GRANTS OPEN: Monday, July 3, 2023 at 9am
GRANTS CLOSE: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 5pm
APPLY VIA ONLINE APPLICATION: Link available on the Greater Shepparton Foundation website (form APPLY link is at the foot of the page)
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: By September 1, 2023