Saturday, August 14, 2010

Education and Rural Grants

JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism - aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.  An Award of up to $10,000 is provided along with practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article will be published in a major rural publication.  Applying is easy – simply write a feature article about rural affairs and fill in the online application form.   Applications close on the 30 September for study in the 2011 academic year.

Rural Scholarships -  Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural issues and who are studying something of value to rural communities. Several scholarships of up to $5,000 for full time study or up to $1,500 for part time study are available.  Applying is easy – simply fill in the online application form and tell us why you are passionate about rural and regional NSW. Applications close on the 30 September 2010 for study in the 2011 academic year.

FRRR/ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program -  Helping Communities Thrive.  Seeds of Renewal is a small grants program providing funding of up to $15,000.00 to rural not-for-profit organisations.  Independently administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and proudly supported by ANZ, the program aims to assist small rural and regional communities to work towards a more sustainable future.  Applications must be postmarked by 5pm on Friday 3 September 2010.

CARING FOR AGEING IN RURAL AUSTRALIA  - Caring for Ageing in Rural Australia is a national small grants program offering over $275,000 in grants to assist in caring for the aged in rural Australia. Support from three philanthropic trusts makes this annual program possible.  Closing Date: MONDAY 13 September 2010.

CATCH - Culture Arts Tourism and Community Heritage Grants Program - The CATCH Program is a source of funds providing grants of up to $20,000 to not for profit community groups in rural and remote Australia to support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage across rural and remote Australia. In addition, the Julian Flett Foundation managed by Perpetual, will also support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage in the Taree area.  Activities which enrich the life of rural and remote communities are often centred on arts and culture, history and heritage and public tourism. This program, aims to meet this need. Application can be made to FRRR by post only. Applications need to be postmarked on or before 13 August 2010.

Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program - A small grants program for small rural Australian communities will offer about $900,000 a year in grants to benefit people in rural and remote communities. This collaborative approach is designed to:
· Make better, targeted use of funds improving access for rural & regional communities
· Provide a simpler application process
· Enhance efficiency and effectiveness for philanthropic trusts and foundations who wish to support small communities.
Closing Date: 30 September, 2010.

REACH - Rural Early Childhood Program - The Rural Early Childhood Program is a source of funds up to 20,000 for not for profit community groups in rural and remote Australia that offer early childhood services.  Grant seeker enquiries can be made on freecall 1800 170 020 or e-mail: info@frrr.org.au

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