Australia Post is offering grants to community organisations of up to $ 10,000. This is an opportunity for readers of this blog who represent a community organisation to give their organisation a much appreciated boost to their community programs. Or pass it onto people who do.
The Our Neighbourhood Grants are Australia Post’s new community relations program that “aims to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia”. The program considers applications to fund all sorts of initiatives to build capacity, strengthen community spirit and develop community leadership. The 4 key focus areas are:
- Providing all Australians with access to essential products and services – as well as the knowledge to use these services to connect in both the physical and digital world
- Maintaining a diverse, inclusive workplace that values the contribution made by people from varying backgrounds and neighbourhoods across our nation
- Investing in programs and activities that foster community spirit, connect communities and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia
- Providing support to Australian communities in times of major crisis
Funding is provided to community organisations as one-off cash payments of up to $10,000. Applications are open now and close on Friday 4thApril 2014 – so there’s plenty of time to prepare a submission.