Small grants

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The first 2012 round of the Foun­da­tion of Ru­ral and Re­gional Re­newal’s Small Grants for Small Com­mu­ni­ties opened on Jan­uary 30, of­fer­ing grants of up to $5000.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Alexan­dra Gart­mann, who an­nounced the fund­ing, said there was a wealth of in­no­va­tion, com­mit­ment and drive in small com­mu­ni­ties.

‘‘The foun­da­tion is con­stantly amazed at the im­pact these small grants have.

‘‘Pref­er­ence will be given to projects that sup­port ed­u­ca­tion, youth, cul­ture, arts, tourism, com­mu­nity her­itage; and also com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture, such as town halls.’’

To be el­i­gi­ble projects must ben­e­fit an en­tire com­mu­nity, and be for a pop­u­la­tion of less than 10,000.

This is a col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­gram that will give out $400,000 in to­tal to ru­ral and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties across Vic­to­ria and NSW.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the web­site: www.frrr.org.au or free call 1800 170 020.

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