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.