Grants to support celebrations

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The community in Blyth thanking the many partners that helped to create a fence around a local playground.

Philanthropy is not just something that is done by high-net-worth individuals and corporations. The reality is that it takes place in communities across Australia every day, as people contribute their time and talent, as well as their own funds, to make a better community.

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is a chance for grassroots community groups and their philanthropic partners to showcase and promote the great work they are already doing in the cities and regions right across Australia. It is also an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice, and to strengthen or develop new relationships and partnerships.

To help community groups and their philanthropic supporters celebrate their partnerships, there will be a small number of grants available of up to $10,000. This year, the grants program opens on 29 April, and applications must be submitted by Monday, 6 June.

The celebrations can take different forms, and last year many involved a film / documentary, a history book or ‘story so far’ and case studies highlighting the outcomes and impact of projects supported. These films and books were launched at celebrations held during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week.

The program is independently administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and is open to not-for-profit groups operating in urban or rural and regional Australia. Please be sure to read the guidelines and eligibility criteria carefully, particularly if you are based in an urban area.

We also encourage you to check out these tips on how to write a great application.

Last year there were 23 recipients spread across each state and territory in urban, rural, regional and remote areas. Read the Minister's announcement to see the full list of 2015 grant recipients.