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1 August 2016 – Media Release: Scanlon Foundation 2016 Community Grants

1 August 2016 – Media Release: Scanlon Foundation 2016 Community Grants

Scanlon Foundation 2016 Community Grants round now open

Applications are open now and close at 5pm on Monday, 12 September 2016

Full PDF version of the media release can be seen here

The Scanlon Foundation is excited to announce that the 2016 community grants round is now open and taking applications. This year, the annual grants are focusing on 18 local government areas, funding projects that support the transition of migrants into the local community.

The Scanlon Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for projects that empower communities and develop intercultural connections in one or more of the following local areas:

– Brimbank, Victoria
– Greater Dandenong, Victoria
– Hobsons Bay, Victoria
– Hume, Victoria
– Moreland, Victoria
– Whittlesea, Victoria
– Blacktown, NSW
– Parramatta, NSW
– Bankstown, NSW
– Fairfield, NSW
– Auburn, NSW
– Liverpool, NSW
– Logan, QLD
– Inala, QLD
– Ipswich, QLD
– Murray Bridge, SA
– City of Stirling (Mirrabooka), WA

Expressions of interest will be accepted for grants up to $25,000

Scanlon Foundation CEO Anthea Hancocks sees great promise in focussing our annual granting: “We have identified key areas where communities are under-resourced and where supporting local programs with a particular emphasis on transition to employment will offer significant local and regional  benefits.”

“Communities incubate and foster new and innovative ways of building strong networks in their areas and we are keen to assist this creativity to flourish.”

“Ideally we will find a number of projects in each community that complement one another and where our support can assist them to have a bigger impact.”

Applications are open now and close at 5pm on Monday, 12 September 2016. Go to www.scanlonfoundation.org.au/grants for more information.