Indi Grants # 1

Welcome to Indi Grants. It’s the first of regular newsletters about grant opportunities available to Indi communities and organisations.

These grants can help your group to carry on work, keep volunteers empowered, and maintain and extend the crucial role you make to community well-being and vibrancy.

Bushfire support and recovery initiatives are key features of many current opportunities yet grants in other fields are also available.

I’m keen to make sure this newsletter reaches all people and organisations that can benefit from grants. You can sign up to my mailing list here.

You can view the January 2020 newsletter here.


Families and Community Program 2019-2020

Grants of between $1000 and $5000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations in Indi to support the efforts of volunteers.  A funding pool of up to $66,000 is available in each federal electorate.

The funding is to be used to:

  • Purchase eligible small equipment for use by volunteers
  • Contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs
  • Contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
  • Help with the costs of training courses for volunteers, and
  • Undertake background screening checks for volunteers

Please read the grant guidelines and eligibility criteria – available here.

You must be a not-for-profit organisation, have an ABN (or be willing to provide a Statement by Supplier Form), and staffed more than 40 per cent by volunteers.

If you believe your organisation is eligible for this grant, please fill out the expression of interest form below.

Expressions of interest received will be assessed and sent to the federal Department of Social Services for review.

If your expression of interest is successful, the Department of Social Services will contact you and you will need to make a letter-of-agreement with the department.

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