Start a With One Voice Local Franchise choir
Creativity Australia is offering Seed Funding grants of up to $10,000 for communities to start a With One Voice (WOV) Local Franchise.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UP TO 5 pm TUESDAY 30 November, 2021.
The With One Voice Local Franchise program is about partnering with Local organisations and people to create With One Voice choirs in their own communities. We are creating a network of choirs around the country who are committed to bringing the joy of song and the neuroscientific benefits of group singing to all.
All Local Franchises are made possible and seed funding made available through generous financial support from Government, Trusts and Philanthropy and the program as a whole is administered from a small but committed Head Office team based in Melbourne Victoria.
In order to maintain our network and ensure professional and positive operations we require ALL Local Franchises to be supported by a local incorporated organisation. Individuals cannot apply. This Community Partner will sign a MOU with Creativity Australia for an initial 2 years to support the choir and its committee to establish and thrive.
A recent testimonial from a grant awardee:
“Receiving a ‘With One Voice’ grant has given Arrabri Community House an amazing opportunity to engage with such a diverse range of people in our community. Our numbers continue to grow and we get to meet the most amazing people. Introducing a choir has been a breath of fresh air for our community house, being able to engage with community members that may not have otherwise used our organisation. The choir is not just about singing together and having fun. We have watched members make new friends, gain confidence, come out of their comfort zones and embrace all that being part of this wonderful choir entails. All of life’s worries are left at the door, a wonderful escape from the stresses of life as the therapy of song works its magic.”
Arrabri Community House – Bayswater With One Voice Choir
The WOV 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 ncluding cross-cultural integration, mental illness, inter-generational connection, loneliness and isolation, family fragmentation and more.
The WOV movement is more than just singing. 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 bringing them together with those more advantaged in our community to communicate, connect and develop understanding.
A WOV Local Franchise choir may just be what your community needs to re-connect.
How to Apply
interested parties are asked to complete an Expression of Interest application and submit as a first step towards consideration.
Before you commence your application, please ensure you have read/viewed the following information: Information-Kit-for-starting-a-With-One-Voice-program
We also require you speak to one of Creativity Australia’s staff team about your application before starting to ensure eligibility, suitability and that you can submit the best application possible. Call us on (03) 8679 6088.
Click HERE to start your application.
We look forward to partnering with as many of you as possible to change your community, and the world, through the power of singing.
PLEASE Watch the short videos below to give you an idea of exactly what a With One Voice choir looks and feels like.
SEED FUNDING AWARDEES
Creativity Australia is delighted to announce that seed funding grants will support the commencement of With One Voice programs in:
- Riverina NSW
- PortStephens NSW
- Blackburn South VIC
- Myrtleford VIC
- Adelaide CBD SA
- Mt Druitt NSW
- Mackay QLD
- Gungahlin ACT
- Bayswater VIC
- Mirrabooka WA
- Ballarat VIC
- Kingston Park/Adelaide SA
- Kyneton VIC
- Mildura VIC
- Perth WA
- Redfern NSW
- St Helens TAS
- Chatswood NSW
- Windale NSW
- Ginninderry ACT