letters forming the word choir hanging from a string

To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of start-up grants up to $10,000. The 'With One Voice' movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. A 'With One Voice' program is more than just singing with your local community choir.

It is an opportunity to create real connections between the diverse people in your community. It is about reaching out to those who are experiencing disadvantage and encouraging the socially advantaged in our community to engage with, learn from and help these people.

Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply. Additionally, each successful application joins a 12-month intensive mentoring program.

All successful Start-up Grant organisations are located in areas that are culturally and economically diverse and seek to redress balance between those that have and have-not. They provide crucial interventions for all participants and support those directly and indirectly affected by many of life’s challenges.

Most importantly, these organisations recognise how singing in a group can be improve wellbeing, inspire personal growth and transform communities. Each successful applicant must present a strong social franchise offer that we believe will be successful and sustainable. The choirs will create new social connections and extend opportunities for residents in these multicultural communities to participate, celebrate diversity and develop social cohesion.

Applications close: 9 November 2018.

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