Alpine Region Bushfire & Covid 19 Relief Support

New Small Grants Program – Maximum $2,500 For Bushfire & Covid 19 Affected Alpine Regions

Opening date - Dec 10th 2020 Closing date - Feb 1st 2021

Successful grant applications will be notified on Tuesday March 2nd 2021

Grants of up to $2500 will be available for individuals and organisations for projects that help Alpine communities recover, build resilience, and thrive again.

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Residents, community groups and organisations that operate the Victorian  Alpine Region are set to get a much-needed boost thanks to a second grants round for 2020 bushfire and covid impacted areas. The grants have been made possible thanks to generous donations from our partners Amer Sports and Global Giving Foundation. 

Into Our Hands benefited from donations in November from the Victorian Alps Relief Auction, organised and coordinated by Amer Sports who wanted to give back to those Victorian Alpine areas hit by the 2020 Bushfires and the COVID19 lockdowns.

Into Our Hands were able to support the auction with funds from a grant negotiated with Global Giving Foundation via their Australian Wildfires Appeal .

These two sources of funds will allow Into Our Hands to invest back in the community again via this community grant round.

Both events saw the devastation to not only businesses and tourists’ numbers in these regions but the closure of ski resorts. The limitation of recreational activities saw a real decline in community and sporting life during the Winter period. These grants seek to support these communities and look for ways to boost the towns and help local people rebuild the community life they are known for.

Grants of up to $2500 will be available for individuals and organisations for projects that help these communities recover, build resilience, and thrive agai.

Projects need to be charitable and explain how they will provide broad community/ public benefit. The specific communities targeted in the grants round include: Mansfield, Mount Buller, Bright, Harrietville, Hotham, Dinner Plain, Beechworth, Mount Buffalo, Porepunkah, Wandiligong, Rose River, Walhalla, Mount Baw Baw, Marysville, Lake Mountain, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and close townships and surrounds.

Philanthropy and Grant Advice

Into Our Hands Community Foundation can also provide local community groups and non profit/ charitable organisations with advice and support to achieve alternative funding from other philanthropic organisations. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive updates about current and open funding rounds from other philanthropic and government funding agencies. We also can act as a referral for some local corporate organisations that run community grant schemes.

Some of our funding partners include:

Grant writing tips presentation

For tips on writing a strong application and how to access alternative funding, a link to a powerpoint presentation is provided