The Give for Good grants program aims to support positive outcomes in three focus areas which underpin many efforts in building and sustaining strong and vibrant rural, regional and remote communities. Give for Good is an annual program offering rural, regional and remote Australian communities grants of up to $5,000, for community-led projects that respond to one of these three Give for Good impact areas:
1. Education & youth initiatives (17 yrs and over): recognising the importance of providing young people in rural communities with opportunities to develop skills, access quality vocational and traditional education, and receive support for issues that may affect or hinder their participation and inclusion in community life.
2. Leadership & entrepreneurship: to harness, nurture, develop and leverage the creativity that exists within communities to respond to local opportunities and challenges, e.g. employment, tourism, enterprise, and local service sustainability.
3. Skills, knowledge, and networks needed to prepare and recover from natural disasters: to ensure that the many communities that are impacted by natural disasters each year can access support for community-led recovery when they are ready, and for projects that will facilitate their recovery. Importantly, better prepared communities tend to recover better, and funds will also be available to support projects that help communities to work together around risks and being prepared.
What type of projects can be funded?
The following are examples only and applicants are encouraged to speak with FRRR if they are uncertain about eligibility or alignment of their project with the Give for Good program:
• Access to education, particularly adult education, job pathways and job readiness programs;
• Supporting at-risk and vulnerable youth, e.g. rehabilitation schemes focusing on prevention and early intervention;
• Fostering youth leadership, engagement and meaningful participation;
• Community-led health and wellness initiatives that directly address an identified local community need;
• Fostering and skilling community leaders to create viable, vibrant and adaptive communities through community leadership programs;
• Developing social enterprises; and
• Supporting the short, medium and long term recovery and preparedness of communities impacted by natural disasters. This includes economic recovery, improved social cohesion and connectedness, and the effective management of the social impacts following a natural disaster