Current Grants

Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants

https://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants/commemorative-grants-restoring-war-memorials-and-avenues-of-honour

The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants support communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.
Applications close 18 February 2019.

Victoria Remembers Major Grants https://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants/victoria-remembers-major-grant-program

The Victoria Remembers Major Grants support major projects or activities that commemorate or educate about wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.
Applications close 18 February 2019.

Victoria Remembers Minor Grants https://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants/victorian-veterans-council-victoria-remembers-minor-grant-program

The Victoria Remembers Minor Grants support projects which honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans and educate Victorians about the contribution made by our veterans in their service to the nation and the state. This could include new war memorials, commemorative events, public education projects and the preservation of wartime heritage.
Applications close 18 February 2019.

Dairy Communities (Gippsland, South-West & Northern Vic)   https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/gardiner-victorian-dairy

Closing date 19 Mar 2019

Investing in the communities that make up the dairy industry is critical to the industry’s sustainability.  Gardiner Dairy Foundation is committed to strengthening Victorian dairy communities and is partnering with Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal for  the seventeenth consecutive year to provide $120,000 in small grants for innovative, community-driven projects. These grants of up to $5,000 aim to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, helping to build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure. Historical Societies have been awarded these grants in the past – check out the lists of past projects for inspiration.

Tackling Tough Times Together  https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php

Funding for drought-affected areas. Closing date 20 Feb (and following rounds 30 Apr, 30 Aug)

The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.

Strengthening Rural Communities grants   https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/strengthening_rural_communities

Closing date 25 Mar (and following rounds 25 Jun, 24 Sep)

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. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.  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.

Holsworth Local Heritage Grants Trust  https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/whats-on/programs/holsworth-local-heritage-grants/

Applications open on 1 March 2019 for these grants of up to $2,000 for the publication of any specific or general local history or natural history in rural and regional Victoria. The Grant is intended for small organisations with an interest in publishing works of historical value, even where the organisation has little or no experience of self publishing work. Joint projects encompassing several groups or annual/special edited journals incorporating submitted historical articles from a wide community are encouraged. Please note that the project must be very close to completion before applying.

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