The Blue Mountains is set to benefit from a new small grants program that supports local projects that contribute to the vitality of the community.

In partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), Scenic World will deliver a Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program to assist the numerous grassroots organisations who work tirelessly to support the Blue Mountains community.

With the aim of supporting local projects and capacity building events, small funding grants will be distributed to projects within the Blue Mountains that address key areas such as the environment, poverty and disadvantage, and health and wellbeing.   

Delivered twice each year, the Scenic World Shared SGRC program will inject $24,000 of funding into the Blue Mountains community annually to help residents champion change at a local level.

Scenic World’s Managing Director Anthea Hammon said the program would provide much needed resources for projects that improve lives locally.

“Working alongside FRRR will allow us to give back to the community we’re proud to be a part of by supporting projects that develop stronger, better connected and more sustainable communities,” she said.

FRRR’s small grants program has had a significant impact on the Blue Mountains community in the past, helping to rebuild local infrastructure in the wake of the devastating 2013 bushfires.

The Yellow Rock Reserve community space in Winmalee was upgraded in 2015 with the support of FRRR funding, while Winmalee Public School developed an Indigenous Bush Tucker Garden as an educational community engagement project.

Applications for the inaugural Scenic World Shared SGRC funding open on August 14, with submissions to close on September 27, 2017.

Visit our Opportunities page for details