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The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to deliver services under Families and Communities Program / Strong and Resilient Communities / Community Resilience grants from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021. Community Resilience grants aim to build strong, resilient, cohesive communities to help make Australia more harmonious. 

This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion, and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance.

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that build community social cohesion in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular community issue.

Applicants must involve key stakeholders from the respective communities to demonstrate the project has endorsement by providing a letter of support as part of the application process. More information about the letter of support can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with other organisations, formally (e.g. consortium arrangements) or informally (e.g. referral partnerships) to address the grant program’s objectives.

Funding available

Applications for a minimum of $20,000 up to a maximum of $150,000 a year for up to three and a quarter years will be considered. The funding will be available from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021.

Closing date: 23 August 2017, 2.00pm

pdfDownload the grant guidelines

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