Up to $5,000 is available from EastWeb Grants to support projects that build the capacity of communities to create long term strategies for change.
EastWeb Grants will fund projects that build the capacity of communities to create long term strategies for change. They look to fund whole start-up projects – EastWeb is unlikely to fund parts of larger projects or projects that have been run previously. They can also help source in-kind support for your project, including volunteers to support your project, assistance with grant-writing or businesses willing to donate their products or services.
The EastWeb Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation run by a group of young people who recognise that Indigenous, Asylum Seeker and Refugee communities experience significant marginalisation and discrimination which hamper their ability to fully participate in community life.
The group works to counter this disadvantage, promote community capacity and self-determination. They are also committed to developing partnerships which promote equality and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. We also promote the full participation of Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities in the wider community.
EastWeb is run by a board of young people who recognise that Indigenous, asylum seeker and refugee communities experience significant marginalisation and discrimination. By funding community strengthening projects, they hope to increase these communities’ ability to fully participate in community life. They are supported by a panel of distinguished Patrons each of whom share a passion for social justice and grassroots change.
EastWeb gives grants of up to $2,500 and $5,000.
EastWeb gives small grants to projects within Victoria working with Indigenous, Asylum Seeker or Refugee communities in the areas of:
- health care;
- education; and
- cultural heritage promotion and maintenance.
Applications will be assessed against one another as a competitive process, in light of EastWeb’s limited financial capacity to grant, and the board will select up to (but no more than) two successful applications per granting round. Promising applications which are not selected as successful in any given granting round will be encouraged to resubmit in the next round.
Applications close 24 November 2018.