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May 12, 2014 - COMMUNITY, MONEY    No Comments

Adopt an Acre in Australia

Southern coast of Gondwana Link project. Credit: Ron Geatz

Southern coast of Gondwana Link project. Credit: Ron Geatz

From ancient rainforests along the coast to the Mediterranean forests further inland to the edge of the legendary Australian Outback, this large, biologically diverse corner of Australia needs your help. Gondwana Link is home to 10,000 distinct plant and animal species, including kangaroos, emus, dingoes, wallabies and tiny honey possums.

The exceptional plant diversity nurtured by the eucalypt woodlands and open bushland, intermixed with low shrublands and grasslands, is one of the primary reasons for the region’s conservation significance.

A multitude of pressures increasingly threaten Gondwana Link’s rich plant and animal life—2,500 plant species are on the verge of extinction. That’s where your support can help to make a difference.

http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/news/adopt-an-acre-australia-2014.xml

May 28, 2013 - COMMUNITY, MONEY    No Comments

Our Neighbourhood Community Grants

Community grants

 

 

 

The Australia Post Community Grants Program encourages organisations to apply for funding for projects that will help to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia.

Key dates

Monday, 13 May 2013 Applications open
Friday, 28 June 2013 Applications close 
July/August 2013 Applications assessed
September 2013 Applicants notified
September 2013 Grant funding issued

Funding opportunities

Funding of one-off cash grant payments between $1,000 and $25,000 is available for community projects or initiatives, based on how strongly they meet the theme of ‘inclusion’ and support disadvantaged audience groups within Australia.


Who can apply?

Australian registered charities or community organisations that meet the program eligibility criteria can apply for an Our Neighbourhood Community Grant.

Central theme

All grant applicants must support our central theme of ‘inclusion’ and fit within at least one of the below areas of focus:

  • Providing all Australians with access to essential products and services – as well as the knowledge to use these services to connect in both the physical and digital world
  • Maintaining a diverse, inclusive workplace that values the contribution made by people from varying backgrounds and neighbourhoods across our nation
  • Investing in programs and activities that foster community spirit, connect communities and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia
  • Providing support to Australian communities in times of preparedness for future or recovery from previous major crisis

Communities targeted

Local communities

  • Regional and remote communities
  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • People living with a disability
  • Small businesses (up to 20 employees)

 

Our Neighbourhood Community Grants form part of Australia Post’s ongoing commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.

Find out more about Our Neighbourhood