Grants Program Now Open
Greater Shepparton Foundation’s Small Grants Program Opens on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 9am.
This year in response to community needs we have doubled the amount of funding available per eligible project and have added two additional focus areas. Now, local not for profit organisations delivering projects in Greater Shepparton will be able to apply for a grant for projects that assist in the following areas -
· Parenting and Early Education
· Social Inclusion
· Safe Families
· Economic Engagement
· Aging well
· Flood Recovery
· Cost of Living Crisis
We love our annual grants program; the program is a really positive way to support community led grass roots projects that are offering place-based solutions to local issues. The application process also provides another opportunity to uncover and highlight the wonderful work being led by community and how we may be able to support this in the future.
The purpose of our funding is to support projects that address an immediate or unmet need which, importantly, aligns with the Foundation’s vision of inclusive, interconnected communities where everybody has an equal opportunity to participate.
These valuable grant funds are available as a result of discretionary donations made to GSF, combined with donations made to the GSF Flood Recovery Campaign and our 2023 End Of Financial Year Appeal.
The GSF Board has established an independent community committee to assess all applications against the grant criteria. The committee will then make recommendation to the GSF Board based on this assessment process. All funding will be at the discretion of Greater Shepparton Foundation Board of Management.
Grant guidelines are available for view here on the ‘Grants’ page on our website. All applications must be submitted online here. All eligible applications will be promptly assessed by the committee and funds will be available for successful applicants by September 1, 2023. If you would like to discuss your project or organisation’s needs with Greater Shepparton Foundation, please contact EO, Amanda McCulloch, at email@example.com or call M: 0447 400 443.