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Paving the Way Forward Community Grants

$200,000 is available to support community-led initiatives that benefit the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing communities.

Paving the Way Forward Community Grants

$1,000 - $10,000
Not-for-profit groups
Closed

The Paving the Way Forward Program is a new program that works with residents, community groups, local government and service providers in the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing communities to help solve local issues and build on local strengths. 

The Program is inviting local community members, groups and organisations to come up with ideas and deliver community-led projects that help create healthy, happy neighbourhoods.

  1. Paving the Way Forward Community Grants

    15 June to 23 July 2021

Guidelines

  • Who can apply?

    • Residents of the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing estates with auspicing support from a partner organisation.
    • Incorporated community groups and organisations with not-for-profit status
    • Local community organisations focused on working in genuine partnership with the residents of the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing estates

    What can be funded?

    To be eligible for funding, your project must: 

    • Align with one or more of the project categories set out below
    • Cost between $1,000 to $10,000 (GST inclusive)
    • Be completed within 6 months from the date of receiving payment
    • Be funded entirely through the funding, unless additional funding has already been sourced.
  • In 2020, the department spoke with several residents through various community meetings and surveys.

    The project categories have been developed to address the emerging themes and issues. 

    Projects will need to align with one of the following categories:

    • Healing and resilience 
    • Community voice, participation, and leadership 
    • Community pride and connection 
    • Health promotion
    • Social and emotional wellbeing
    • Sport and recreation  
    • Arts and culture
    • Education, skills, and employment 
    • Environment and sustainability
    • Improve outdoor spaces
  • All activities funded under the Paving the Way Forward Grants Program must comply with the latest health advice and social distancing measures throughout the lifespan of the project.

    For more information on current health advice and translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources, please visit:

    • Step 1: Read the grant guidelines to make sure your team and project are eligible
    • Step 2: Consider the assessment criteria in terms of your project
    • Step 3: Complete and submit Paving the Way Forward Grants Application Form via email including any attachments to PavingTheWayForwardNMF@dhhs.vic.gov.au by 23 July 2021. 

    If you have any further questions contact Rachael Warren, Manager Paving the Way Forward on 0427 725 681

  • Session 1

    Time: 1pm to 3pm 
    Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
    Place: North Melbourne Community Centre (49-53 Buncle Street, Melbourne Victoria)

    Session 2

    Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm 
    Date: Friday 2 July 2021
    Place: North Melbourne Community Centre (49-53 Buncle Street, Melbourne Victoria) 

Reviewed 24 June 2021