About Community Grants

About Community Grants

28 Jul 21

The OneFortyOne Community Grants Program

Since OneFortyOne was founded in Mt Gambier, South Australia in 2012 we have been committed to the communities in which we operate. We are a Trans-Tasman company with offices in Mt Gambier, South Australia, Nelson and Blenheim New Zealand and Melbourne, Victoria.

We believe that regional communities are exciting places to live and sometimes may just need a funding boost to start something incredible.

Communities are flexible, and so is our grant program. We believe that people living in local towns and cities know their place the best. This is why we invite community members to approach us directly for support via the online application portal. We accept applications all year round and review applications on a quarterly basis.

South East Junction Coordinator Nel Jans

Since we began as a business (and our business in New Zealand, formerly Nelson Forests which has been in operation for twenty years) we have been dedicated to the prosperity of our communities and have supported many projects and activities.

To help our communities better understand how they can access support, we have created the OneFortyOne PINE Grant Program. This will help us share what we are trying to achieve.

Grant Objectives

Raising funds for community projects, learning opportunities, the arts, sports programs and environmental activities, can be difficult. Especially in regional communities.

Yet despite these challenges, many community groups are incredibly resourceful and have a lot of community support. Often, a small funding boost can kick start a project, fill a gap after local fundraising options are exhausted and support the work of volunteers.

Through the Community Grants Program OneFortyOne aims to support the communities in which our people live and work acknowledging that community activities are what give life and enjoyment in any vibrant community.

We believe that regional communities are exciting places to live and sometimes may just need a funding boost to start something incredible.

Andy Giles Knopp, Chief Executive Officer

What we support

We like to support activities that support People, Ideas, Nature and Education.

  • P: People. Promoting individual and community wellbeing
  • I: Ideas. Contributing to culturally vibrant and sustainable communities
  • N: Nature. Rejuvenating our natural environment
  • E: Education. Supporting education and training
Anelia Black with items made as part of the ‘I Made It’ project

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.