Funding available for rural not-for-profits

By David Rak

Applications are now open for ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program, with grants of up to $15,000 available for not-for-profit organisations in rural areas to support the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

Established in 2003 and administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), the program has provided more than $5 million to more than 800 community groups to support local projects and help build vibrant and sustainable rural and regional communities.

In 2020, the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program is offering a share of $250,000 to community organisations in regional locations

The grants are on offer for projects that improve environmental sustainability, financial wellbeing and housing access.

Applications close August 19.

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