A New South Wales (NSW) or Australian Capital Territory (ACT) community group or charity will receive up to $10,000 to fund their project in a search for initiatives that build stronger and safer suburbs.
Nabo.com.au – Australia’s first major social network for local communities – launches its community grant program today. The network will call on its partnerships with local Councils and community groups to spread the word of its search.
The Nabo Community Grant Program will provide up to $10,000 in funding to a local project or group on nabo.com.au which best demonstrates the way in which it connects to its local community, works for the inclusion of marginalised Australians, or helps the community prepare or respond to a disaster. Examples of eligible concepts may include health education classes for locals, flood response projects or even support programs for the elderly or disabled.
“Nabo.com.au’s key aim is to connect more people and organisations in their local communities. Local projects and groups are a major part of this interaction. By launching a community grant program, we hope to encourage more local groups to thrive,” said Adam Rigby, Nabo.com.au Founder and CEO.
“The project or group that will receive the $10,000 will be unique, innovative and have a forward-thinking approach to meeting a local need.”
NSW and ACT local residents and community groups can enter by signing up to nabo.com.au and creating an online ‘group’ for their project or organisation. They will then be asked to complete an online community grant application form to ensure their eligibility for the funding.
There will then be a judging process where five finalists will be shortlisted for the grant.
Nabo.com.au members will then be invited to vote for their favourite project. The project with the most votes will be awarded the community grant.
The NSW and ACT grant applications close 26 April 2015 and the grant recipient will be announced in June.