Up to 10,000 is available to help community groups and their philanthropic supporters celebrate their partnerships.
Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW) is a three-year initiative to celebrate how partnerships between grassroots community groups and philanthropy can help build strong and vibrant places to live and work. It is supported through the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership and managed by Philanthropy Australia in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
In 2016, Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW) will be held between 5 and 11 December with the theme of – the power of partnerships.
The initiative will culminate in a week-long celebration of what has been achieved around Australia thanks to strong partnerships between community organisations and those that support and work with them, whether they are philanthropic trusts and foundations, businesses, or individuals.
In addition to providing grants, the program has a dedicated website including resources and toolkits which showcases and celebrates community and philanthropic partnerships. A register of activities across Australia during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is hosted online to capture the events each year.
Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is a chance for community groups and philanthropic partners to showcase and promote the great work they are already doing across Australia. It is also an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice, and to strengthen or develop new relationships and partnerships.
In 2016, a total of $160,000 is available in grants up to $10,000 for projects that celebrate, profile and share the outcomes of existing or past community and philanthropy partnerships – projects whose main aim is to fundraise or attract new partners are not eligible for support. The projects should bring to life this year’s theme of – the power of partnerships.
Successful applicants would receive funds in September 2016 and projects will need to be completed within four months, with at least some part of the funded project taking place during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week in December 2016.
Examples of projects that can be funded include, but are not limited to:
- Holding a forum about how your community has developed and sustained philanthropic partnerships. It could showcase their impact, share lessons and demonstrate the value of philanthropy to potential new partners.
- Creating a digital story that profiles great community partnerships and their impacts.
- Hosting a tour of co-developed community projects for partners, local media and other key stakeholders to showcase the outcomes achieved with the support of philanthropic partners, and highlight future opportunities.
- Running a student artwork competition or a short story competition, culminating in a community exhibition or performance, using the theme – the power of partnerships.
- Co-hosting a community open day to celebrate vital partnerships and the outcomes of working together towards a common goal.
- Undertaking a study into the impact of philanthropic partnerships within your local community, launching it during CPPW.
- Creating a publication to illustrate the outcomes of a partnership in your community, launching it during CPPW.
- Launching a new partnership in the community to raise awareness of the work and to engage local community in the aspiration.
- Projects must be for a charitable purpose.
- Projects should be able to demonstrate a multi-faceted partnership, wide community support and involvement of a range of community groups/representatives.
- Projects must have a component that is undertaken between 5 and 11 December 2016 and be completed by end of January 2017 (projects will not be retrospectively funded).
- The project must not duplicate an existing project or service.
- Applicant organisations must have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
If funded, projects will need to be acquitted by 28 February 2017.
- Not-for-profit organisations from any community across Australia, with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
- Organisations based in metropolitan areas must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
- Organisations based in rural, regional and remote areas are not required to have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
- Projects initiated and led by local communities will be given preference.
- Projects that are able to contribute (either in-kind or cash) to augment any funding provided will be given preference.
- Projects which demonstrate the ability to attract additional support (either in-kind or cash) from partners to augment any funding provided through the program will be given preference.
Applications close 6 June 2016.
- 2016 CPPW Guidelines
- 2016 CPPW Application Form