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FRRR – In a Good Place Program


This program aims to provide support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and increase help-seeking of members within rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available.

The total funding pool is $200,000.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
- Not-for-profit community-based organisations from communities across rural, regional and remote Australia where funds support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit (i.e. are for a charitable purpose) and address a need in the community.
- Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate.
- Organisations with and without DGR endorsement.

An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include initiatives that:
- Are delivered via non-clinical first providers of mental health care, such as school counsellors and teachers, members of the clergy or pastoral care teams, neighbourhood or community groups, or via technological or other innovative methods.
- Improve accessibility and availability of mental health services, tools or support to areas with limited or no access to the same.
- Provide innovative responses that are inclusive, building social connections that lead to better mental health.
- Confront stigma surrounding help-seeking behaviour.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Clear project information
- Project budget
- Organisational financials
- Supporting materials

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Individuals, private or commercial businesses.
- Projects that support core business and areas of responsibility of Federal, State and local governments.
- Overseas travel and overseas projects.
- Prizes, gifts, trophies or awards.
- Projects that have already occurred or will occur before the grant is confirmed.
- Political lobbying.
- Projects solely focused on animal welfare.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of restrictions.

Documentation Uploaded
Sample Application Form 2020-07-08 Download
Guidelines 2020-07-08 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

Status Open
Opening Date 7 Jul 2020
Closing Date 11 Aug 2020
Closing Information
This program is available biannually. Applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST on 11 August 2020.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $20,000
Total Funding Pool $200,000
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
CommunityServices : Counselling
Health : Mental Health
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Applicable to Churches No
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Other
Program Administrator
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
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