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Social and Community Participation Grant Opportunity 2020-21 (Australia)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 8, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 8, 2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications from organizations via an open competitive process for Social and Community Participation Grant Opportunity 2020-21 to enable the participation of people with disability in community life – particularly in arts, culture, sport, and recreation activities – as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)’s Economic and Community Participation Program’s Social and Community Participation (SCP) grant opportunity.

The aim of the SCP grant opportunity is to support people with disability, their families and careers to participate in, contribute to and benefit from community activities. It is part of the Economic and Community Participation Program which connects people with disability to activities, employment and community supports and opportunities, helping communities and employers to be inclusive and responsive to people’s needs locally, and nationally.

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The objective of the Economic and Community Participation Program is to build the capacity of the community for people with disability to participate in, and contribute to, community life across Australia.

To be eligible to receive a grant, you must be one of the following legal entity types:
1) Company;
2) Cooperative;
3) Corporate State or Territory Entity;
4) Incorporated association;
5) Indigenous corporation;
6) Local Government;
7) Non-Corporate State or Territory Entity;
8) Non-Corporate State or
9) Territory Statutory Authority.

Eligible Social and Community Participation activities may include though are not limited to:
> Support for community organizations inclusive of people with disability, their families and careers;
> Support to improve community access for people with disability;
> Response to (or recovery from) COVID-19 restrictions and/or recent natural disasters.

Funding is available in this grant opportunity via two categories:
a) Small Grant: $20,000 to $50,000 (GST excl.);
b) Large Grant: $100,000 to $350,000 (GST excl.).

Funding is available for up to 12 months from 10 June 2021 to 9 June 2022.

Deadline: 8 December 2020 at 11:00pm AEDT.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 08, 2020
Nov 08, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020

Thanks, Ana!