As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting farmers and communities deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety in drought affected areas, Murrumbidgee PHN (MPHN) is pleased to offer the Murrumbidgee Community Grants program.
Activities eligible for funding through the Murrumbidgee Community Grants initiative will address immediate support needs, but also foster longer term recovery and resilience. These could include community orientated wellbeing activities and training, or workforce capability development projects.
There will be three levels of grants available:
- Up to $1,500
- $1,501 to $10,000
- $10,001 to $30,000
In assessing proposals to fund community-led activities, applications will be assessed on:
- Whether there is evidence that the proposed activity is community driven and likely to be well supported;
- Whether the proposed activities are evidence-based or evidence-informed and likely to deliver mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals and/or promote community resilience; and
- Whether the proposed activities will support stigma reduction and greater access to appropriate mental health and suicide prevention services.
In assessing proposal to fund workforce capability, applications will be assessed on:
- capacity of activities to support the local community to meet the distinct needs of rural communities and promote longer term resilience;
- identify individuals that may need support;
- make appropriate referrals; and
- provide culturally appropriate mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention services.