Everyday Literacy for Local Communities – Funding Round 11
The eleventh funding round of the Everyday Literacy for Local Communities Program is currently open. We are continuing with the open rolling funding round concept. It will be open from July 2017 – June 30 2018.
In this funding round approximately $120,000 is available for funding adult or family-based literacy projects run in Neighbourhood Houses.
There are three funding categories:
- Literacy support minor grants;
- Literacy support major grants, and
- Capacity building grants.
The minor and major grants use the same form. You may apply for funding for capacity building projects and either the major literacy support grant or the minor literacy support grant.
Before you start
- Start with a question: What is the literacy need in your community that you would like to target? There may be more than one. Have you thought about what literacy outcomes you want to see? These should be clear in your mind before you start writing the Expression of Interest. To work out what your literacy goal is you need to understand what the literacy needs in your community are;
- Have a look at what other Houses have been funded to do. It may be that another House has done something that meets the needs your House has. It makes sense to use their plans as a starting point for your idea rather than re-inventing the wheel. This saves on duplication, and since it’s been funded for someone else it will likely be funded for you as well. Click here for a list of recent funded projects;
- Read the guidelines. This is most important. There are some criteria your idea has to meet in order to be eligible for funding. If you have not framed your Expression of Interest around these your idea will be rejected by the Assessment Panel. The Everyday Literacy for Local Communities program can fund literacy projects for families and adults only. Any project that has children as the focus will be rejected. If you are unclear on this call Steve Cooke on 6228 6515 for clarification, or better still, invite Steve to your House to discuss your idea.
Guidelines and Expression of Interest templates
It is essential for you to familiarise yourself with the Funding Round 11 Guidelines – please read them carefully.
- Use the Funding Round 11 Guidelines to assist you in the preparation of your application – PDF
Use one of the forms below for each funding application you make. Select the correct form for your project type.
- Capacity Building Stream Expression of Interest form – WORD (docx)
- Literacy Support Stream – Major and Minor grant Expression of Interest form – WORD (docx)
Please note changed reporting requirements (see Guidelines) These will be available shortly
- For Round 11 Capacity Building stream Grant final reporting, please use this form – WORD (docx)
- For Round 11 Literacy Support stream Major and Minor Grant final reporting, please use this form – WORD (docx)
- Summary information on the successful applications will be updated from time to time, and will be posted here.
Successful applicants will be required to sign a Funding Agreement and provide a Final Project Report at the completion of their project.
If you require reporting forms for previous funding rounds, please see the funding round grant page for the Round under which you were funded. There is a list of previous funding rounds here.