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Community Connections Grant Round – opening soon

July 28, 2020

Part of the Foundation’s ‘Survive and Thrive Program’ area, this grant round focuses on supporting projects, programs, and services that reduce social isolation and/or support social participation to promote resilience for vulnerable and marginalised community members.

Community Connections Grants under the current context
The current COVID-19 crisis has impacted people and communities in significant and varying ways. As we all spend more time in our homes, cut off from friends, family, and colleagues, the lack of physical connection can become challenging. In these circumstances, it is no surprise that people are feeling increasingly worried, anxious, overwhelmed, and lonely. The Foundation recognises that now more than ever community connection and engagement is needed to support our communities through these challenging times.  As a result, we are broadening our focus within the Community Connection grant round to include:

– Reducing social isolation of vulnerable community members to promote resilience.
– Supporting social participation of vulnerable community members to promote resilience.
–  Assisting with social connection during the COVID-19 crisis or
– Supporting community engagement activities to better understand the needs and challenges of the community during the COVID-19 crisis, so you are better able to support your community or refer on to other services.

Grant amounts, time frames, and online application 
The maximum grant request in this Grant Round is $10,000.
All grants are non-recurrent and will be for the 12-month period of 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

The online application form will be available on the Foundation’s website on
Tuesday, 11 August with applications accepted until 3:00 pm, Thursday, 10 September 2020.