Grants Program 2018
Into our Hands Community Foundation was established with a capital fund of $1 million from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) to help address the needs of communities in the Alpine, Wangaratta and Indigo Shire by supporting medium to long-term recovery projects. This Trust provides grants under the strict parameters of the VBAF Trust Fund, the Foundation can only support projects that assist those directly affected by the Beechworth-Mudgegonga Fire Complex.
The Foundation also hosts a general community fund from funds raised locally, through partners and thanks to generous donors.
Funding Streams and Grants available
This financial year the Foundation will have two funding streams available for grant funding. Projects will need to fit in one of these two categories:
Small Commemorative Grants
2019 will mark 10 years since the Black Saturday fires on 2019. In commemoration, the Foundation will offer a limited number of small grants directed specifically for bushfire affected communities who would like to run activities that
• Improving Community Connectedness and Social Wellbeing
• Community Capacity Building for Future Disasters
• Community Events and Arts Programs
• Reconnecting Community with Nature
Regional Transition and transformations (strategic grants program)
The Foundation would like to call for expressions of interest from potential partner organisations that have ready projects or concepts that can support community strengthening, resilience and positive transformation for our region and communities. We are interested in visionary, multiyear projects that have a whole-of-region impact approach and can demonstrate broad and multiple benefits for the community including but not limited to:
• Region wide or pilots/ programs/ projects designed to innovate and improve outcomes for beneficiaries
• Infrastructure and precinct developments in line with community priorities
• Innovation and social enterprise concepts
• Research, planning and project development
• Partnerships and connections that will enhance non-profit capacity to serve
• Leadership, talent and ideas for positive change in our community
• Regional and community development approaches that seek to build community capacity, assets, opportunity and vibrancy.
General Grants Information
Into Our Hands Community Foundation provides grants to support a wide range of local initiatives to develop stronger communities. Our Foundation provides support in the areas of:
Arts and culture
For each grant round, the Foundation may target a priority area or areas within the above scope. If you are interested in applying for any grant with the Into Our Hands Community Foundation you are encouraged to:
Sign up to receive our newsletter, which includes grant announcements and other information
Get in touch with the Into Our Hands Community Foundation
Read the Grant Guidelines to check your eligibility
Complete the online grant application below
Grant Information Workshops 2018
In 2018 we are running three grant information workshops across the North East to get the word out there about our grants and the support we offer to our region. Workshops will also cover grant application tips and support local non profit networking and connections!
Register your interest below. Venues to be announced.
For tips on writing a strong application feel free to see the presentation below for helpful hints.
Grant Guidelines & Grant Application
To view Grant Application Guidelines please click links below:
To view Grant Application please click links below:
Manual application form for your grant application drafts
Note: Manual form only for drafts all final grants must be submitted via online form via formstack (link opens August 1)