Funding available for not-for-profit community organisations in Victoria
From today, 1 July 2022, Freemasons Foundation Victoria (FFV) invites ACNC registered organisations to apply to its annual Community Grants program. Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 are available, for projects in one of the following areas:
Health & Medical Research;
Indigenous Programs; or
The 2021 round of FFV’s Community Grants funded a wide range of projects across Victoria. Examples include covering the costs of running a HelpLine for people with musculoskeletal conditions; delivery of a mental health program targeted to members of the Victorian performing arts community (following disruption due to the pandemic); fit out and operational costs for a purpose built ambulance creating special memories for critically ill and terminal children; life skills workshops for young people transitioning from state run and foster care; and tutors to support children who were displaced as a result of family violence, to name a few.
FFV Chairman, Rodney Lavin JP, says this program is much needed in the community.
“Over the past few years not-for-profit organisations have experienced increasing challenges as operational costs skyrocket and volunteers are stretched. Freemasons Foundation Victoria aims to alleviate some of the pressure on these organisations with our Community Grants program."
“These grants can support organisations that are providing vital services to people that are in need and experiencing disadvantage. They also support not-for-profits that lift our spirits in their work to provide education, creative expression, cultural empowerment and improved health outcomes in Victorian communities.”