Stand Like Stone Foundation is now receiving applications for funding for charitable projects to benefit Limestone Coast communities. Funding is available from the following streams:
- OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grants – offering grants between $5,000 and $20,000 for projects that build capacity in the region
- Summer Small Grants – offering funding of up to $5000 for charitable projects to benefit the Limestone Coast.
The OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building grants are made possible through a funding partnership between the Stand Like Stone Foundation and OneFortyOne. The partnership commenced in 2014 and has to date distributed $130,000 across thirteen charitable projects that have built capacity in the Limestone Coast. Organisations can apply for funding from $5,000 to $20,000 for projects that build capacity in the Limestone Coast. Eligible projects must have a charitable benefit and will be assessed on their ability to grow community capacity and progress them towards self-sustainability. A total allocation of $50,000 is available thanks to the generous funding provided by OneFortyOne.
Since its inception the Foundation has delivered over $1.5 million in direct benefits to Limestone Coast communities through its granting and scholarships programs. Stand Like Stone was established in 2004 by a passionate group of people from across the region seeking to create a community fund, or endowment, to benefit the region in perpetuity. Donations to Stand Like Stone are never spent, but are held in trust and invested to maximise income. Income earned is then granted in the form of grants for charitable projects and scholarships to local individuals. Stand Like Stone works in partnership with donors, local organisations and community leaders to strengthen communities and increase opportunities. The community foundation aims to build relationships and networks to understand and respond to the immediate and long-term needs of the community
The OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building grants and Summer Small Grants are open from 15th February. Applications close at 5.00pm on 31st March 2018. Application forms and further information are available from www.standlikestone.com.au.