The Pratt Foundation has allocated $50,000 over five years through the VISY community grants.
$10,000 is available via the 2016 grants program and funding applications from $500 to $5,000 can be applied for.
Applications can be made online from 9am, Wednesday 27 April 2016 at https://marrickville.smartygrants.com.au.
Applications must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 1 June 2016.
Marrickville Council is coordinating the grant application process and reviewing the applications with a VISY representative.
Applications are assessed against the following criteria:
Applications which meet the eligibility and assessment criteria will be recommended for funding to the board of directors at the Pratt Foundation.
Successful grant applicants will be notified in writing by the Pratt Foundation and asked for:
The grant payment will then be processed by the Pratt Foundation to the applicant.
Promotional materials must acknowledge the Pratt Foundation's support through text or logo placement.
Recipients will be asked to complete a simple acquittal form that provides a summary about what was achieved through the project and send one or more photos that could be used by Council to promote community projects.
Want to apply for a grant but not sure how to or whether your project meets the above criteria?
For enquiries about your VISY Community Grants application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9335 2130.
Baptist Community Services received $2,500 for tools and equipment to support the setting up of a community bike shed.
The Asylum Seekers Centre received $3,250 of funding in 2013 to assist with their volunteering program and community engagement activities for asylum seekers with the Marrickville community. This aided and improved mental and physical well being by encouraging clients to participate to make new social connections and create opportunities to engage with the wider community.
The Dress for Success – Breaking the Cycle program received $3,000 in 2013 for a career support program and workshops for local students (15-17 year olds).
The Bower received $4,700 in 2014 to establish and promote the repair café.