Community grants program open for online applications

OneFortyOne has launched a refreshed Community Grants Program and online application portal, making it easier for local people to apply for project funding.

CEO Andy Giles Knopp said regional communities are at the heart of what OneFortyOne do.

“Since we began almost 10 years ago, we’ve been able to support some brilliant projects and remarkable people,” Andy said.

“There are many regional community organisations committed to making life better for those around them and I am delighted we can continue to support them to do what they do best.”

“From mentoring kids to develop resiliency skills to supporting environmental restoration and sporting teams, OneFortyOne is committed to local communities and wants to see them thriving.”

The Community Grants mini-site houses the new online application form and shares stories of past grant recipients.

“There are particular areas that align with what we stand for and that’s where we’ll focus our support – people, ideas, nature, and education (PINE),” Andy said.

People – promoting individual and community safety and wellbeing
Ideas – contributing to culturally vibrant and sustainable communities
Nature – regenerating our natural environment, and
Education – supporting education and training.

Applications of up any amount up to $5,000 will be considered if they meet one or more of the PINE objectives and have a good prospect of long-term viability and positive social impact.

“Projects could be things like wellbeing workshops, citizen science projects, environmental restoration, or educational resources, just to name a few,” Andy said. “We have structured the Community Grants Program so that people can tell us what they need, and we respond to that.” “The portal should make it easier for people to find information about grant opportunities.

“We hope it also helps to showcase some of the extraordinary groups that have used a boost from us to support their work and inspires others to take action on their ideas.”

Applications are open to community groups and individuals operating in the South East of South Australia and Western Victoria in Australia, and in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions at the top of South Island in New Zealand.

The online portal is open year round, with applications reviewed as received.

See onefortyone.com/community/grants for more information.

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