Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Media releases: 17 March 2022
117 community-led projects funded
One hundred and seventeen projects set to strengthen small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia have received a much-needed boost, with the community-driven initiatives sharing in $1,382,453 in grants.
Funded through FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program these grants support projects led by local people in small communities throughout the country.
In this round of funding, 59 Black Summer bushfire recovery initiatives are sharing $894,313 in grants for recovery and preparedness projects. This includes expanding the iconic Horsepower Highway tourist trail to kickstart Gnowangerup’s local economy in WA by adding two new installations, and installing a kitchen at the Big Swamp Community Centre in Coomunga, SA to support the community during future bushfire events.
There are also 58 projects spread across Australia sharing in $488,140 in this round of grants through the Small & Vital stream. These grants range from $1,595 to improve internet access for the local museum and its volunteers in Chiltern, VIC, through to a $10,000 grant for filmmaking workshops in Wilcannia, NSW.
Jill Karena, Place Portfolio Lead at FRRR, said that as COVID lockdown restrictions have eased and communities adapt to a new COVID normal, people are eager to connect, engage, celebrate and recover, but they are also keen to ensure that their community is stronger and more resilient for what may come.
“Our Heartbeat of Rural Australia study last year highlighted that among the biggest challenges for people was not being able to connect, so it was no surprise that many of the applications we saw in this round of SRC were about bringing people together. This ranges from making facilities more comfortable and welcoming, such as air conditioners or new furniture, to better IT equipment, internet connections or communication tools to engage with their communities. We have also seen some wonderful arts-based projects, which again bring people together, especially for those who were affected by the Black Summer bushfires.
“Underlying most of the requests however is a desire to be stronger in the future – to be more resilient. Sadly, some of those communities that are receiving grants, have felt the effects of another disaster. For those who have to put their projects on hold because of the floods, we understand. FRRR will be here to work with you, and if there is now a higher priority for your community, do get in touch as we are keen to assist,” Ms Karena said.
Some of the 117 funded projects include:
- Richmond Valley Council – Rappville, NSW – Supporting Community Recovery by Honouring Rappville’s Military History – Commemorate sacrifices of Rappville community with replacement of WWI, WWII and Vietnam War Honour Rolls destroyed in fires. $25,000 (Bushfire Recovery)
- Red Dust Role Models Limited – Nauiyu, NT – Red Dust Community Art Collaboration – Strengthen community and support healing with the creation of three murals celebrating and connecting community to culture. $5,000 (Small & Vital)
- Muckadilla Community Association Inc – Muckadilla, QLD – All-abilities Access to Muckadilla Community Hall – Provide access to the Muckadilla Community Hall for all by installation of a disability access ramp and safety handrails. $10,000 (Small & Vital)
- Peterborough History Group SA Incorporated – Peterborough, SA – Wiring Upgrade for YMCA – Provide a safe environment for volunteers and support visitor engagement through the upgrade of electrical wiring. $10,000 (Small & Vital)
- Seymour Community Action Group Inc – Seymour, TAS – Seymour Community Wetland Restoration and Reclassification Project – Support volunteers to restore natural habitat and strengthen community connection to the environment through the development of a weed eradication project. $10,000 (Bushfire Recovery)
- Brookton Community Inc – Brookton, WA – White Goods for New Shared Buildings – Increase community participation and capacity by fitting out kitchens in two new shared community buildings. $7,370 (Small & Vital)
- Corryong College & Corryong Neighbourhood House Inc – Corryong, VIC – Enabling digital storytelling in the Upper Murray – Support college students to recover from a natural disaster through creative storytelling and technical skill development. $16,671 (Bushfire Recovery)
A full list of grant recipients is available on FRRR’s website.
The SRC program is collaboratively supported by many generous donors, which are acknowledged on FRRR’s website.
This program always accepts applications and thanks to recent support from the Australian Government, there is now a COVID-recovery stream – Rebuilding Rural Communities. Local NFPs and community groups are encouraged to review the expanded program guidelines and apply. More information about the SRC program is available at www.frrr.org.au/src.
To support grants like this through FRRR, make a tax-deductible donation at frrr.org.au/giving/.
The full list of grant recipients and their projects are below.
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Adelong Patrol and Agricultural Society Inc.||Adelong Show: Bringing us Together |
Boost community connectedness and recovery from natural disasters by providing entertainment at Adelong Show event.
|Black Head Surf Life Saving Club Inc.||Expansion of Disability Program and Inclusive Beach Access |
Support community bushfire recovery by expanding inclusive access for all, for beach attendees and surf life saving volunteers with the purchase of specialized equipment.
|Braidwood Community Arts Association Inc.||The Sustainable Farmedian |
Support capacity building and recovery of natural disasters by creating a documentary of Black Summer through experience of a sustainable farmer.
|Bundjalung Tribal Society||Youngman Creek Rehabilitation Volunteer Wellbeing Program |
Promote connection of place and culture, as well as rejuvenating and strengthening volunteerism through providing training and tools to support community recovery.
|Burra District Bushfire Brigade||Burra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade Pergola |
Increase capacity for response to fire attacks via improving volunteers and firefighters' recuperation during rest breaks with building a pergola and providing shade for meal breaks.
|Burringbar School of Arts||Replacement of 15 Step Treads for Rear Stairway Access|
Strengthening disaster preparedness by rejuvenating place of gathering and mitigate safety risks by repairing stair treads of local community hall.
|CTC Robertson Inc.||Installation of Automatic Doors at CTC Near Disabled Access|
Supporting community recovery by enabling easier access to community building with removal of old heavy doors and replacement with automatic sliding doors.
|Eden Creek Fairymount Preschool Inc.||Improved Space for Families and Children of Kyogle |
Encourage children's learning and development by increasing preschool space with building refurbishment that will support town recovery.
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Eurobodalla Shower + Laundry Project for People Experiencing Homelessness |
Support community bushfire recovery by installing pay-wave system at three laundromats and provide vouchers through homelessness service providers.
|Fling Physical Theatre Inc.||Refurbishment of New Premises for FLING Physical Theatre to Deliver Inspiring Cultural Activity to the Region|
Encourage youth to be active and explore their creative potential through dance and performance with conversion of building to an inclusive dance studio space following the events of the Black Summer bushfires.
|Horse Sense for Humans Open Harts Inc.||Wellbeing With Horses |
Enable people to develop stress relieving, mental health and wellbeing techniques via equine assisted therapy sessions to support community recovery.
|Kyogle Writers Festival Kyogle and District Arts Council||Kyogle Writers Festival 2022 (KWF2022) |
Boost local economy and support literary development with funding guest speakers for the Kyogle Writers Festival to support town recovery.
|Lawrence Historical Society Inc.||Fit Up for the Future |
To support community bushfire recovery with the restoration of historical artefacts and passing on woodworking and metal work skills to volunteers at the Lawrence Museum.
|Marlee Rural Fire Brigade||Marlee Fire Station Facilities Upgrade |
Provide a safe place for RFS staging areas and the small community of Marlee to evacuate to in the event of an emergency, with upgrade of facilities at the Marlee Fire Station and Hall complex.
|Merriwa Preschool and Activity Centre Inc.||Forty for Flooring |
Improve hygiene and create a healthy play space by replacing ash impacted carpet with vinyl flooring at Merriwa Preschool & Activity Centre to support community recovery.
|Monaro Community Radio||Installation of a Solar PV system for Monaro Community Radio - 2MNO |
Support community recovery and to reduce 2MNO community radio's power bills and lower greenhouse gas emissions with installation of a 3.3kW solar system.
|Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine Historical Society Inc.||Mount Wilson Historical Village Walk & Digital Archive |
Support community bushfire recovery by encouraging visitors and new arrivals to appreciate local history and understand the characters who have made the community what it is, with digital app featuring 22 local stories.
|Nambucca Valley Phoenix Ltd||Phoenix Rising - Fostering Resilience through Creative Communities |
Support and enhance community recovery through creative community activities with replacement of ageing ceramic kiln, flue and corroded roof.
|One Vision Productions Ltd.||MPOWER Online Education Engagement and Mental Health Toolkit and Mobile App |
Youth mental health and wellbeing support with tailored 12 month program in three schools and production of videos for subscription website service to support community recovery.
|Raise the heART Ltd.||Raise the heART - A Creative Arts Mental Health Project for 16-17 year-olds and the Broader Community|
Support bushfire recovery in the community by encouraging youth to participate in a year-long arts program, via creation of a youth-led theatrical performance, a youth wellbeing forum and a pop-up art exhibition.
|Richmond Valley Council||Supporting Community Recovery by Honouring Rappville’s Military History |
Commemorate sacrifices of Rappville community with replacement of WWI, WWII and Vietnam War Honour Rolls destroyed in fires.
|Rotary Club of Pambula Inc.||Community Support and Recovery through Music and Entertainment |
Support community recovery and engagement via entertainment events across fire-affected communities using the Sapphire Entertainment Pod.
|Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Ltd.||Picnic Setting for the Community in a Safe Environment |
Create a quiet space in nature, for contemplation and social gatherings with addition of picnic tables at Botanic Gardens to assist community recovery.
|Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management Nambucca Valley Council||Taylors Arm Reunited - Kitchen Upgrade and Hall Interior Painting |
Support bushfire recovery by expanding the use of the community hall by painting hall interior, updating kitchen, and installing vermin proof cupboards to make the community meeting space more functional and suitable for holding workshops.
|The Lions Club of Tenterfield Inc.||Tenterfield Lions' Junior Choir|
Introduce children to the creative arts to foster a love of music and performing, with support for Children's Choir, following the Black Summer bushfires.
|Tumut Regional Chamber of Commerce Inc.||Adventure Snowy Valleys |
Support bushfire recovery by diversifying local economy with the development of outdoor adventure tourism website.
|UCA - Life Line Macarthur||Mental Health First Aid Training |
Build community capacity to support and respond to people experiencing stress and mental health problems with provision of mental health first aid training to support community recovery.
|Yuin Folk Club Inc.||2022 Cobargo Folk Festival: Festival Restart Event Producer |
Reduce volunteer burnout and support recovery from fires, through revitalisation and renewal of Cobargo Folk Festival.
|Z-Net Uralla Inc.||Uralla Working on Waste (Uralla-WOW) |
Build capacity of local community to mitigate climate change challenges and support recovery from fires, and build a connected supported sustainable community, with community-led waste reduction strategies.
|Small & Vital|
|A Sound Life Coonabarabran High School P&C Association||Sound Mentoring - Coonabarabran High School |
Inspire engagement and resilience by providing students of Coonabarabran High School with the transformative program 'Sound Mentoring'.
|Carcoar Village Assocation Inc.||Murals at the Belubula |
Increase opportunities for cultural connection and tourism through printing and installation of four murals by revered Indigenous artist Aunty Nyree Reynolds onto pylons on the Mid-Western Highway
|Contact Inc.||Making the Wanaaring Community Hub Happen |
Revitalise the very remote community of Wanaaring by supporting the development of a new community hub.
|Forbes Public School P&C Association Inc.||Community Conservation Corner |
Increase community participation and resilience through supporting the establishment of a Community Conservation Corner at Forbes Public School.
|Holbrook Community Garden Greater Hume Shire Council||Relocation of Holbrook Community Garden |
Increase usability and sustainability of a much loved community garden by providing new garden beds, watering system and fruit trees.
|Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service Inc.||Safe Food Service |
Boost food security and support the elderly to live independently by purchasing a freezer van for Holbrook Meals on Wheels.
|Macleay Valley Arts Council Inc.||South West Rocks Community Art Gallery |
Boost cultural vibrancy and tourism by supporting South West Rocks Community Art Gallery to display artworks from local and regional artists in a professional and engaging manner.
|South West Rocks||$10,000|
|Murrumbidgee Landcare Association Inc.||Creating a Community Garden in Carrathool - Knowledge Sharing About People, Place and the Environment|
Promote environmental health and sustainability through bringing the community together to build a Community Native Garden.
|Shine for Kids||Belonging To Family Community Engagement |
Build a stronger social fabric by supporting Aboriginal people who are released from custody at the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre to re-connect successfully with their families and community.
|Warren Chamber Music Festival Inc.||Oldies Only! |
Provide opportunities for social connection and cultural enrichment by supporting Warren Chamber Music Festival to deliver an "Oldies Only" music event for the elderly in Warren, NSW.
|West Darling Arts||Film Making Workshop for the Wilcannia Students |
Unlock opportunities for career pathways and increase cultural vibrancy through providing filmmaking workshops for students in Wilcannia.
|Small & Vital|
|Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation||Reconnection through Songlines – Healing People, Healing Country |
Encourage youth involvement and grow cultural knowledge through three bush camps to learn and then perform two traditional Corroboree Dances - the Wanga and the Lirriga Dances.
|Ngukurr Language Centre Aboriginal Corporation||Resourcing Equipment for Ngukurr Language Centre |
Help students and broader community to learn and retain traditional languages with the purchase of a printer for the Ngukurr Language Centre.
|Red Dust Role Models Ltd.||Red Dust Community Art Collaboration |
Strengthen community and support healing with the creation of three murals celebrating and connecting community to culture.
|The Trustee for Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust||Expanding Remote Bi-cultural Education |
Fostering connection to language and education on Country through the provision of IT at remote bi-lingual schools in Arnhem Land.
|Tiwi Enterprises Ltd.||Essential Machinery and Equipment for Tiwi Enterprises Garden Maintenance Team |
Expand the services of a garden maintenance program to better protect the community against bushfires with purchase of whipper snippers and mower.
|Beaudesert Quilters Group Inc.||Quilters Crafting 4 Community |
Build capacity of local art and craft group by supporting attendance at specialised workshops and purchase of equipment upgrades to support community recovery.
|Boonah & District Landcare Association Inc.||Website for Boonah and District Landcare Inc.|
Support community fire preparedness by broadening the networking reach and information sharing through developing online presence and website for Boonah and District Landcare.
|Boonah Activity Shed Inc.||Construction Earthworks for New Activity Shed |
Supporting community bushfire recovery by supporting the foundational works for a community shed and gathering space, by providing earthworks equipment hire.
|Destination Scenic Rim Inc.||Farm Gate Trail |
Empower community-led initiatives through providing event resources and entertainment for regional farm trail event to support community recovery.
|Happy Chat Support Groups Queensland Inc.||Happy Chat Peer Support for Mental Health in Stanthorpe |
Strengthen mental health peer to peer support group by engaging with therapeutic services to support community bushfire recovery.
|Kanyini Connections Ltd.||Pony Tales Program |
Strengthen community recovery by enabling vulnerable children to improve their literacy skills by providing volunteer mentors with teaching resources.
|Killarney Show and Rodeo Society Inc.||Purchase Lawn Mower |
Increase volunteer safety and bushfire preparedness through purchase of a ride on mower.
|Rotary Club of Beaudesert Inc.||Acquire Lawn Mowing and Grounds Maintenance Equipment and Storage to Enhance Places Where Communities Gather |
Enhance capacity of volunteers and community spaces by purchasing garden maintenance equipment and storage to support recovery within the community.
|Small & Vital|
|Atherton Tablelands SAO Cycle Riding Tablelands Outdoor Recreation Association Inc.||The Seven Sisters Trail - Stage One|
Boost tourism and build on the community's sense of place by providing informative, interpretive and safety signs for the Seven Sisters Trail in Yungaburra.
|Bowen Old People's Home Society||Our Yarning Circle |
Enhance residents’ opportunities to connect with their culture, each other and the wider community by installing a Yarning Circle at Murroona Gardens aged care facility.
|C&K Jellybean The Creche and Kindergarten Association Ltd.||Reviving Our Outdoor Learning Program at C&K Jellybeans |
Support lifelong learning by replacing worn out outdoor children's equipment and provide new outdoor tables and mats for children to enjoy meals and activities outside the classroom.
|Creative Country Association Inc.||Point of Sale (POS) Equipment |
Support the establishment of the Murgon Creative Centre by providing Point of Sale equipment and volunteer T-shirts.
|Eacham Community Help Organisation Inc.||Tech Training for Volunteer Tutors |
Accelerate digital access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members by training volunteers to provide technological support.
|Gayndah and District Tennis Association Inc.||Upgrade Outdoor Furniture and Clubhouse Appliances|
Increase useability and functionality of the Gayndah and District Tennis Club by contributing to upgrading outdoor seating and purchase of new appliances.
|Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation||Cooktown Youths Super Heroes |
Develop youth life skills and reduce harms related to alcohol, drugs and bullying by supporting the delivery of the Cooktown Youths Super Heroes program.
|Hope Reins Inc.||Connecting Communities, Strengthening Lives: The Horse Ride from Gympie to Longreach |
Strengthen community resilience and social inclusion through supporting a mental health awareness program.
|Innisfail & District Men's Shed Inc.||Fence Repairs at the Innisfail & District Men's Shed (IDMS) |
Encourage community cohesion and increase functionality of the Innisfail & District Men's Shed by repairing the boundary fence.
|Maleny and District Men's Shed Inc.||Provision and Installation of a Water Tank and Pump for the New Community Shed for Maleny Men’s Shed|
Build capacity to support volunteer membership and strengthen community connections through the installation of a water tank.
|Muckadilla Community Association Inc.||Disability Access to Muckadilla Community Hall |
Provide access to the Muckadilla Community Hall for all by installation of a disability access ramp and safety hand rails.
|Numabulla Men's Shed Inc.||Numabulla Men's Shed Development |
Foster community engagement and connection through the renovation of a new facility for Numabulla Men's Shed.
|Performing Arts (Goondiwindi) Inc.||Gundy Gathering |
Build resilience and encourage participation in the arts by contributing to provision of youth performing arts boot camp, Gundy Gathering.
|Big Swamp Community Centre Inc.||Upgraded Kitchenette Area |
Build capacity to support community during bushfire events through the installation of a kitchen at a community centre.
|Charleston Community Centre Inc.||POWERING Our Community Resilience|
Provide a fit for purpose emergency support facility and improve comfort of a community hall through the installation of a diesel run generator unit to support community recovery and preparedness.
|Jabuk Community Hall Inc.||Mowing Down the Burden|
Support bushfire preparedness and increase community safety through purchase of a ride on mower.
|Price Soldiers Memorial Hall||Price Soldiers Memorial Hall Kitchen Upgrade |
Increase community connection and disaster preparedness by improving kitchen facilities at a community gathering space.
|Small & Vital|
|Blanchetown District Hall Inc.||Health and Wellness for Women |
Boost health and social wellbeing of women in Blanchetown, through the continuation of a physical fitness class.
|Community Care and Transport Inc.||Cloud Based Fully Integrated Telephone System |
Boost an organisation’s capability to support community health and wellbeing, through the upgrade of a telephone system.
|Crystal Brook Community Men's Shed Inc.||Responsible Power Solutions for the Crystal Brook Community Men's Shed|
Establish cost effective, environmental practices while supporting community health, through the installation of a solar storage system at a Men’s Shed.
|Peterborough History Group SA Inc.||Wiring Upgrade for YMCA |
Provide a safe environment for volunteers, supporting visitor engagement through the upgrade of electrical wiring.
|Seymour Community Action Group Inc.||Seymour Community Wetland Restoration and Reclassification Project |
Promote community bushfire recovery by supporting volunteers to restore natural habitat and strengthen community connection to the environment through the development of a weed eradication project.
|Small & Vital|
|Geeveston Community Centre Inc.||Scrubby Hill Farm Amenity Improvements |
Enhance food security, provide employment opportunities, and support the health and wellbeing of communities through the development of a micro-farm project.
|The RESEED Centre Live Well Tasmania||YOUth LEADing Tasmania (YLT) 2022 |
Support youth engagement and build leadership skills through a facilitation training program encouraging young people to challenge world issues.
|Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare||FoodShare Cloud Project |
Support community recovery by boosting organisational capacity of a food relief organisation through implementing a customer relationship management system.
|Bairnsdale Recycling Enterprise Inc.||Bairnsdale Repair Café: Reaching Out |
Foster opportunities for social connection and skill development for bushfire-impacted communities across East Gippsland.
|Better Place Australia||Watercolor Workshops for Recovery, Reconnection & Referral |
Encourage people to come together to recover from bushfires and gain access to support services through creative arts workshops.
|Bright Court House Committee of Management||Bright Court House Portable Staging Upgrade |
Supporting local arts events through the purchase of a portable stage for indoor and outdoor productions, to support community recovery.
|Bright Croquet Club Inc.||New Tables and Chairs for Club House |
Provide a fit-for-purpose facility and support community connectedness and bushfire recovery through the upgrade of furniture.
|Cabbage Tree Public Hall||Governance Training for Cabbage Tree Creek and Bemm River |
Foster a more participative community and improve organisational capacity in two local committees through the delivery of governance training in the bushfire-affected area.
|Cabbage Tree Creek||$6,115|
|Corryong College Corryong Neighbourhood House Inc.||Enabling Digital Storytelling in the Upper Murray |
Support college students to recover from a natural disaster like bushfire, through creative storytelling and technical skill development.
|Deddick Valley Isolated Community Group Inc.||Building Healthy and Resilient Communities Through Service Equity |
Building capacity to access healthcare in remote bushfire-impacted areas through a research and pilot program in far East Gippsland.
|Great Alpine Gallery Inc.||The Voice of Video |
Encourage community to be active and creative, while recovering from disaster through a video sharing platform.
|Happy Valley Hall||Tank Fantasia |
Foster social connectedness and community cohesion through a mosaic arts project at the Happy Valley Hall to support community recovery.
|Harrietville Historical Society||Revitalising Harrietville's Heritage |
Encourage visitation and strengthen the local economy through the installation of signage interpreting local history in Harrietville that will support bushfire recovery within the community.
|Jingellic Hub Inc.||Postcards From The Past @Jingellic & Postcards From The Past @Walwa |
Support bushfire recovery within the area by fostering community connection to local history and expand opportunities for tourists and visitors to the region.
|Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd.||Improving Accessibility to Upper Murray Historic Trestle Bridge Reserves |
Provide safe infrastructure for emergency services and the broader community through the upgrade of an historic trestle bridge to improve disaster preparedness.
|The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival Inc.||Upper Murray Agricultural Field Days |
Strengthen community recovery and encourage people to come together and access support by enhancing entertainment at the inaugural Upper Murray Agricultural Field Days.
|Small & Vital|
|Boolarra Men's Shed Inc.||Shed Extension |
Support men’s health and social connection opportunities through the expansion of the Boolarra Men’s Shed building.
|Boolite Recreation & Public Hall Reserve||Upgrade of Amenities Block |
Improve accessibility and amenities at a local hall and reserve through the installation of an all-abilities bathroom and toilet.
|Carinya Lodge Homes Inc.||Carinya Dementia Care |
Enhance social wellbeing and health of people living in aged care by providing a dementia-specific interactive games program.
|Chiltern Athenaeum Museum||Extension of Data Cabling and Internet Connection from Chiltern Athenaeum Museum to the John McEwen Annexe|
Enhance an organisation's capacity to support volunteers and preserve local history through providing an internet connection.
|Cobram Community House Inc.||Community Kitchen Upgrade |
Expand the use of a community house by refurbishing a kitchen to increase the capacity to deliver educational and wellbeing activities.
|Djerriwarrh Employment & Education Services Inc.||Moorabool TAC L2P Program Vehicle Replacement |
Upskill youth to improve access to employment, further education, and social services through the purchase of a vehicle for a learner driver program in the Moorabool Shire.
|Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||Dunolly Neighbourhood Centre Backyard Rejuvenation |
Increase community learning opportunities by installing shade sails in an outdoor area at the Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre.
|Fight Cancer Foundation Ltd.||Shepparton Accommodation for Regional and Remote Cancer Patients |
Support rural community members to access vital medical treatment through the establishment of affordable outpatient accommodation.
|Hallston Mechanics Institute Inc.||Hallston Hall Door and Window Replacement - Repair and Paint |
Expand the use of a community owned hall and preserve the district's history through the replacement of timber windows.
|Hopetoun and District Men's Shed Hopetoun & District Neighbourhood House Inc.||Replacement of Asbestos Shed |
Provide a safe environment, creating opportunities for men to engage and support skill development by installing a new shed and undercover work area.
|Jarvis Creek Landcare Group Mitta to Murray Landcare Inc.||Revitalisation of the Jarvis Creek Community |
Strengthen community connection and volunteer engagement through the restoration of the Jarvis Creek Hall.
|Lions Club of Katamatite Inc.||Katamatite Lions Silo Art Project |
Strengthen cultural connection and the local economy through the installation of two art trail murals in Katamatite.
|Minyip and District Historical Society Inc.||Replacement of Heritage Plaques in Minyip |
Celebrate local culture, and boost community engagement and tourism in Minyip by installing historic plaques within the township.
|Moorabool Shire Council||Power Back Up for STAND Project Sites |
Increase community safety and disaster preparedness through the purchase of batteries to support satellite infrastructure.
|Murtoa and District Historical Society Inc.||Murtoa Museum Website Design & Build |
Increase access to local history, support volunteers and boost community participation by establishing a website.
|Tarnagulla Urban Fire Brigade Country Fire Authority||Solar and Battery Installation at Tarnagulla Urban Fire Brigade |
Boost a fire brigade’s ability to respond to future disasters by installing a solar power and battery system to provide a backup in case of power failures.
|Trust for Nature (Victoria)||Fostering Local Community Connection with Nature - Henriksen Sanctuary, Apollo Bay |
Increase community wellbeing and connection with nature through the construction of pedestrian tracks at a significant conservation reserve.
|Winchelsea Community House Inc.||Expansion into Shire Hall |
Improve employment opportunities for youth through the purchase of new kitchen equipment for a community café.
|Yackandandah Creek Landcare Group Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups Inc.||Connecting Community with Wetlands for Wellbeing, Culture and Learning |
Boost the community’s ability to learn about conservation management and increase connection to place through the development of wetlands.
|Denmark Community Foundation (WA) Inc.||Denmark Community Foundation Next Steps - A Transition Towards Building Capacity and Operational Potential|
Building organisational capacity and a strong bushfire resilient local community through the development of a strategic plan for the Denmark Community Foundation.
|Katanning and Districts Pool Association Inc.||Pool Hall Revamp |
Support community bushfire recovery by providing a safe space for youth and community support clients to connect and socialise by installing a kitchen for meal preparation.
|North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources Inc.||Fire Brigade & Landcare Representation on the Horsepower Highway |
Strengthen and kickstart the local economy impacted by bushfires by expanding an iconic tourist trail with two new installations.
|Small & Vital|
|Beemurra Aboriginal Corporation||Yued Youth & Astronomy Project on Yallalie Downs |
Encourage Indigenous youth's education and leadership skills through attending astronomy camps on Country.
|Brookton Community Inc.||White Goods for New Shared Buildings |
Increase community participation and capacity by fitting out kitchens in two new shared community buildings.
|Murlpirrmarra Connection Ltd.||Indigenous Tennis and Learning Program |
Increase educational outcomes for Indigenous youth by providing tennis clinics and educational support.
|Red Shed - Derby Women's Collective Shire of Derby West Kimberley||Red Shed: Derby Women's Collective Community Hub |
Enhance women's access to skills development opportunities through training opportunities and upgrades to their new facility.