In a Good Place (IAGP)

Supporting mental health in rural communities

The In a Good Place program gives small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of community-driven projects, services, activities or initiatives, which clearly and directly focus on strengthening mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable community members who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues.

The program aims to support a range of approaches that are preventative or responsive in nature, reduce social isolation by increasing social participation and connectedness, and reduce stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging open discussion and supporting self-help-seeking.

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Future rounds

Round 7 will open in April 2023 (dates TBC)

This program is now closed.

How to apply

Please read the information on each of the three tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

I have a question, who can I talk to?

Jeanice Henderson
1800 170 020

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

Gather information to support your grant application

Organisations that are invited to submit a full application must do so by 15 June 2022. A link to the full application form will be emailed to you.

Please read the information below and download this sample application form to plan and prepare your project. The information below sets out what you MUST include for your project to be considered. There are plenty of helpful resources to support you along the way.

Please contact FRRR if you have any questions about the following information

If you are invited to submit a full application, please ensure you have:

  • provided clear, detailed information about your project
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a complete budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials including quotes (if required)
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure o f any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project including support letters where appropriate
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Your grant application MUST include:

Need some more help?

We have a large selection of resources on our Grant Seeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

If you have significant issues accessing a stable internet connection, please contact our team to discuss an alternative way of applying:
Ph: 1800 170 020 or Email:


Explore some of the projects we’ve previously funded to see how other organisations have helped their community thrive.

Deadly Yarning & Learning – Mental Health training for young people

Through FRRR’s In a Good Place program, funded by CCI Giving, YACVic was supported to deliver culturally specific Mental Health First Aid Training to 20 First Nations youth in Swan Hill and Robinvale.

Simpson Dairy Farmers in a good place

With plunging milk prices and bushfires in South West Victoria affecting the community, the Simpson & District Community Centre (SDCC) knew it was important to keep the conversation about mental health open.

“Chappy” supports Clarke Creek recovery

In the remote locality of Clarke Creek in Queensland, theClarke Creek State School P&C Association saw a heightened need for additional support for the school’s 17 students following Cyclone Debbie, and applied to IAGP to fund an increase in attendance by their beloved school chaplain.