Broken Hill and Far West not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for the ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal grants.
The program is offering grants of up to $15,000 for not-for-profit organisations in remote, rural and regional areas to support the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.
The ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program celebrates 20 years of helping rural and remote areas this year.
It has given more than $5 million to over 800 community groups to help build vibrant and sustainable communities.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) administers the program for the ANZ.
FRRR CEO Natalie Egleton said, “It’s been a particularly tough year for many rural communities, with the impacts of COVID on top of fires, floods and drought. Programs like ANZ Seeds of Renewal offer funding to help the local groups that are the backbone of their communities address local needs, issues and opportunities in a way that will help create stronger places to live and work.”
This year the grants are for the following categories,
- Environmental sustainability: initiatives that restore and conserve the natural environment or which contribute to lower carbon emissions, water stewardship and waste minimisation.
- Financial wellbeing: particularly for under-represented and disadvantaged people in the community, including initiatives that improve economic participation. For example, building financial literacy and vocational skills and providing access to meaningful work.
- Housing access: initiatives and programs that support those experiencing or at risk of homelessness or that provide support for people living with disability; or
- Projects that assist local communities to thrive.
A grant seeker workshop will be held online from 1 – 2pm AEST, 14th July 2022.
Applications open on 5th July and close at 5pm AEST on August 3rd 2022.
For more information about ANZ Seeds of Renewal, or to apply for a grant visit FRRR’s website.