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Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities

Our Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities will provide small to large grants of between $1,000 and $50,000 to organisations and community-led initiatives that will help support the mental health, long-term well-being and resilience of farming communities. 

We are funding these grants through the Federal Government’s Empowering our Communities initiative, which aims to help farmers, families and communities deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions.

Significant parts of our region have been identified as being impacted by drought and the objective of these grants is to support organisations and community-led initiatives which will promote individual and community resilience and help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

There are three levels of grants available:

  1. Small: up to $2,500
  2. Medium: $2,501 – $10,000
  3. Large: $10,001 – $50,000

How to Apply

  1. Read the Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities Application Guidelines to understand all the eligibility criteria.
  2. Download and complete the Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities Application Form (PDF 318kb).
  3. Submit your application form (or a document that addresses the application's questions) and any supporting material via email or post (as per details provided in the Application Guidelines) by one of the dates below. 

An Evaluation Panel will consider applications in rounds: 

  • Round 1: applications closed.

  • Round 2: applications by Friday 3 May.

  • Round 3: applications by Friday 19 July.

You will be notified whether or not your application has been successful, or you may be asked to provide more information.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the Grants, please contact Kieran Mahony, Manager Mental Health Reform on 4708 8111 or via our online contact us form.

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