In a Good Place (IAGP)

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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.

There are now two streams within the program:

  • Community wellbeing for projects focussing on mental health and wellbeing within remote, rural and regional communities;
  • Farmers and farming communities for project specifically supporting mental health and wellbeing of farmers and the communities they live in.

    NOTE: Farming communities refers to remote, rural and regional communities with a high dependency on agriculture and related industries.
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Future rounds

There will be two rounds of the IAGP program in 2025; dates to be advised.

The 2024 program is now open.

Expressions of Interest are due by 30 April with full applications submitted by invitation by 15 May.

Funding will be awarded by mid August 2024.

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 detailed in the Program Guidelines below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail. If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines below.

The 2024 In a Good Place program is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI).

EOI’s close 5pm VIC time (AEST), 30 April 2024. If the project and organisation meet the eligibility criteria and program objectives, a link to the online application form will be provided to you via email.

Full applications are due by 5pm VIC time (AEST), 15 May 2024.

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the application process.

Before you submit your Expression of Interest via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • read the program guidelines
  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • created a brief budget for the project
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person if you were unsure of any requirement
Gather information to support your grant application

Organisations that are invited to submit a full application must do so by 5pm VIC time (AEST), 15 May 2024. A link to the full application form will be emailed to you.

Please read the information below to help you 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 of 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 Grantseeker 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.

Maangart Yorga (Jam Tree Woman)

Goomalling Aboriginal Corporation in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, used their $19,605 In a Good Place grant, funded by CCI Giving for their project called Maangart Yorga (Jam Tree Woman) – a workshop series delivered over the course of a year to impart both traditional and life skills to Aboriginal women and girls.

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.

Mental health training to support young people

Beyond the Bell Great Southern Coast applied to the In a Good Place program, on behalf of the Southern Grampians Live4Life Partnership Group, for funds to support the implementation of the Live4Life model in the Southern Grampians Shire.