Small Grants for Rural Communities

Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

Offered through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, the Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.


Common funding outcomes

The program funds a wide range of projects such as:  

Repair and maintenance of small to mid-scale community infrastructure, such as public halls, schools and recreation reserves.

Providing communications equipment and enhancing infrastructure and systems, especially for emergency services organisations.

Community events and capacity building, such as volunteer training, support and development.

Projects should contribute to the development of a community’s social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.


Funding rounds

The SGRC program is open twice a year and distributes more than $350,000 of funding per round to eligible organisations.

Round 28 is currently open.

Closes 5 October.

The next round of this program is currently open. Applications can be made by not-for-profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required for this grant program.

While the criteria for this program is broad, we currently cannot fund operational and administration costs.

Projects must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the whole community).

If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please contact us on 1800 170 020 during office hours to discuss your project idea.

For more information, click here.

Rural Fire Brigades across the country has received funding in previous rounds. You can check out some here.

Small Grants for Rural Communities R28 - Program Guidelines

Small Grants for Rural Communities R28 - 2015 Application Form

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