Last week, the 2020 Northern Rivers Large Grants Program was launched, giving local not-for-profits the chance to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $30,000.
An initiative by Stone & Wood’s inGrained Foundation, the grants are drawn from a total funding pool of $100,000.
Northern Rivers not-for-profits with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status are invited to apply for a grant to boost their social and/or environmental projects which contribute to this year’s theme, regeneration and social connection.
inGrained Foundation grants committee and sustainability manager at Stone & Wood, James Perrin, said that this year, with help from Stone & Wood, Fixation Brewing and Granite Belt Cider Co, they are thrilled to be able to extend the funding opportunity to more local not-for-profits.
‘With 26 wonderful applications in last year’s round, we’re really looking forward to connecting with more this time around.
‘We are also proud to have recently donated over $70,000 to local and state-based fire brigades, rural fire services and drought relief efforts across NSW, QLD and Victoria, thanks to funds raised via Stone & Wood, Fixation Brewing and Granite Belt Cider Co.’
The project will award a maximum of 10 grants in total, in May.
The total funding pool also includes a $10,000 employee-funded grant, created by the permanent team at Stone & Wood, who substituted their monthly carton allowance with a cash donation to the inGrained Foundation to raise the money.
Perrin added, ‘Following a summer of bushfire disaster across NSW, QLD and Victoria, we’ve made this year’s theme “regeneration and social connection”, and are asking applicants to show how their projects contribute to social and/or environmental regeneration and connection in our region.’
Applications for the grants close on Thursday, April 9. For more information, visit the inGrained Foundation website: www.ingrainedfoundation.com.au.