The Community Grants program provides an opportunity for you to support local initiatives that aim to make your community safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies.
What is it?
The NRMA Insurance Community Grants program recognises and showcases the great work that hundreds of grassroots organisations undertake in our communities each year.
Since 2003, NRMA Insurance has been working with upstanding members of the community who have outstanding ideas to make their local communities safer and more sustainable. To date, we have invested $5.8 million into 1,400 community projects.
Why is it relevant for my community?
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support initiatives aimed at making our communities safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies.
It doesn’t matter how big or small a local project is, if there are organisations or projects that relate to any of the following areas, we’d love to hear about them:
- Crime prevention: For this category, projects should focus on reducing the opportunity for crime to occur and/or changing people’s attitudes to the protection of their homes, vehicles or personal property.
- Road safety: Initiatives considered will be projects that seek to change behaviours and attitudes of drivers, pedestrians and other road users to reduce the likelihood and severity of road incidents.
- Emergency readiness and response: These projects should create awareness and educate communities about steps they can take to prepare for and/or take action against the impact of storms, floods, fires and other natural disasters.
- Environment: Initiatives should directly engage communities in on-ground activities that address local environmental issues, mitigate against severe weather events and/or raise awareness about ways they can reduce their impact on the environment.
What can I do?
You can send this information onto local organisations and projects in your community, to let them know about the grant.
Please click here to download further information and materials you can send on to interested parties, which includes:
- Information booklet about the program
- DL flyer artwork (if you wish to print these materials)
- A4 poster (with key dates for the 2014 Community Grants program)
Alternatively, if you would like us to send you a hard copy, please reply with your mailing details.
Applying is easy and applications are open until 5pm AEST Monday 31 March.
For more information visit the website, or you can call the community information line on 1300 306 496.