Community Grants Program
EPIC’s Community Grants program aims to help build more accessible, inclusive, and healthier Australian communities.
Community Grants are available to assist:
- Community groups and services
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Registered charities
- Councils working in conjunction with not-for-profit or community organisations
Types of projects eligible for funding include:
- Minor infrastructure
- Recreational and cultural activities/projects
- Community Program Support
View the Community Grants Guidelines to see if your project is eligible for funding.
Recent examples of this include the following grants supplied to:
- Zonta Club of Brisbane East
- Al Taylor for Kids
- Empower Communities Strategy
Zonta Club of Brisbane East
The Zonta Club of Brisbane East is run solely as a volunteer organisation and has raised thousands of dollars over time in support of local projects to assist empowering women and children worldwide through service and advocacy.
The Club sought funding from EPIC Assist for their LOVE BiTES project- a school based domestic and family violence, and sexual assault prevention program for Years 9 and 10 high school students.
The LOVE BiTES program consists of two interactive educational workshops on domestic and family violence, and sexual assault prevention, followed by creative workshops in art, theatre or music. The artworks and other works created in the creative sessions are presented by the students to their communities to challenge violence against women.
Al Taylor for Kids
Al Taylor for Kids is a not-for-profit organisation which provide workshops and camp experiences for children and young people to explore their potential. The community grant will fund two Unlimited programs.
Unlimited is a school based program for 11 to 14 year old’s, providing them with vital life skills to develop healthy friendships and working relationships.
Empower Communities Strategy
Empower Communities Strategy provide a range of training, mentoring and development services to community and industry partners, aiming to build stronger links between them.
The Community Grant will provide funding for their Indigenous Student Support Program, which provides a mentor to work with at-risk indigenous young adults in school. The mentor assists their young adult in creating a suitable career plan, and connects them with the appropriate pathway.
By bringing EPIC’s mission to life “To enable people, communities and places to overcome disadvantage to aspire to their greatest potential”, EPIC believes by helping people with disabilities or those who are disadvantaged take part in everyday activities, they become active members of their communities. This means stereotypes are broken down and social cohesion is strengthened.
The next round of the Community Grants program will open on 1st July 2016. Stay tuned for details on the new application process.
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