The Strengthening Rural Communities program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.
The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:
1. Small & Vital grants
Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.
- The Small & Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
- Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
2. Larger Leverage grants
Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.
For more information and to apply, visit the Funding for Rural & Regional Renewal website.