Media Release Seed Funding Jan 2021
15th Jan 2021 – Announcement for immediate release
Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program
As we work towards our Covid-Normal we will be awarding up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 in 2021 through our With One Voice Community Choir Social Franchise Start-up fund.
ROUND 15 OPEN NOW!
Hurry! The closing date for ALL applications in ROUND 15 is 5:00 pm, Friday February 26, 2021.
We’re on the look-out for more people who are:
• Movers and shakers in their communities,
• Passionate about community wellbeing and the power of the arts, especially singing
• Aspiring to produce meaningful change and create a more fair and caring society.
If this is you, we have grants of up to $10,000 available now!
For more information and to start your application, please visit: https://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/choirs/start/
5 NEW organisations awarded funding in 2020
In 2020 we awarded seed funding to start up new With One Voice programs to 5 organisations around Australia. They are:
1. Bidwill Uniting – Mt Druitt (NSW)
2. Community Application – Mackay (QLD)
3. Community Connections – Adelaide CBD (SA)
4. Community Application – Shepparton (VIC)
5. Hume Housing – Parramatta (NSW)
Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply. Additionally, each successful application joins a 12-month intensive mentoring program.
All successful Start-up Grant organisations are located in areas that are culturally and economically diverse and seek to redress balance between those that have and have-not. They provide crucial interventions for all participants and support those directly and indirectly affected by many of life’s challenges.
Most importantly, these organisations recognise how singing in a group can be improve wellbeing, inspire personal growth and transform communities. Each successful applicant must present a strong social franchise offer that we believe will be successful and sustainable.