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The With One Voice movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. We believe empowered individuals and supportive communities are better placed to solve society’s big challenges including cross-cultural integration, unemployment, mental illness, productivity, skills shortages, loneliness and isolation, family fragmentation, homelessness and more.
A With One Voice program is more than just singing with your local community choir. It is an opportunity to create real connections between the diverse people in your community. It is about reaching out to those who are experiencing disadvantage and encouraging the socially advantaged in our community to engage with, learn from and help these people.
To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of seed funding grants. The next round of applications will open on 1 February 2017. Please note that the information contained on this page is from the previous round of applications and currently being updated.
Creativity Australia have created a series of How To Guides, videos and resources to assist any local community establish a With One Voice choir, enabling you to change lives and build healthier, happier, more inclusive and stronger communities.
By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity) you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level.
If you would like to establish a choir in your local community, submit an Expression of Interest outlining who you are, your community and the need. Following the feedback from our first round, we are currently updating our guidelines and application process. It will be similar to the first round, but the guidelines will be updated to answer common questions we recieved during the first round, and likewise, we a slightly revised application process to help us judge the best applicants.
To help you prepare for the next round, start to think about the people who will be on the organising committee and the organisations in your community who could be key partners to refer people into the program, ensuring it has a high diversity of people. These are part of the critical components of we use to determine a community’s readiness to deliver the program.
The next round will open on 1 February and close 5pm (Victorian time) on Friday 17 March 2017. There will be two further rounds in 2017.
Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of communities seed funding to start their own With One Voice program. The application process is currently being reviewed and will be open on the 1 February 2017.