Community grants

These grants aim to promote community resilience and enhance community wellbeing, through group based activities that deliver mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals.

Funding is available for small to medium community groups / organisations to provide activities that are delivered at no cost to consumers and will:

  • promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
  • improve physical and mental health
  • provide community education on topics such as managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.

Download a copy of the Community Grants flyer here.

Organisations, community groups and local governments who are based in an area identified as a drought affected area within the South Eastern NSW PHN region are eligible to apply. Local government areas deemed eligible are:

  • Shoalhaven
  • Eurobodalla
  • Bega Valley
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Queanbeyan Palerang
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Yass Valley
  • Upper Lachlan Shire

What the grant money can be used for

This funding is for group focused health and wellbeing initiatives, types of activities that will be considered include:

  • community health and wellbeing events or workshops that promote individual and / or community resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
  • complementary and lifestyle interventions known to improve physical and mental health, that can be delivered in a group setting, such as exercise classes, relaxation and yoga classes, mindfulness meditation classes
  • community education sessions on topics such as managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.

What the grant money cannot be used for

Projects which are not eligible for this funding include:

  • activities / services which duplicate existing
  • reimbursement of individual activities e.g. gym membership, aromatherapy etc.
  • construction of new community infrastructure
  • refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure
  • purchasing of assets (i.e. buildings or vehicles).

There are three levels of grant amounts available:

  • Level 1 - up to $1,500
  • Level 2 - $1,501 to $10,000
  • Level 3 - $10,001 to $30,000

Grant funding is available from February 2019 until funding has been exhausted.

To apply for a South Eastern NSW PHN Community Grant, download an application form. Completed forms can be emailed to eocgrants@coordinare.org.au.

Evaluation of applications will be determined by the level of funding you have applied for. Funding will be paid direct to the bank account provided on your application following the return of the signed grant agreement documents.

For further information contact Louise Roser on 02 4474 8410 or email: lroser@coordinare.org.au.

A copy of the Grant Guidelines can be downloaded here.