Rainbow Community Fund
In recognition of the continuous support for Rainbow Serpent Festival by local Pyrenees and Ballarat communities, the Rainbow Community Fund has been established to support local organisations and projects that contribute to the greater good of the region.
The Rainbow Community Fund was established through festival patrons purchasing Rainbow Souvenir programs with all profits going into the grants scheme. Thanks to Rainbow patrons, nine local projects were funded in 2017, and eleven in 2018. We want to do the same again this year with a $15,000 total grant pool.
Through the Rainbow Community Fund we aim to support:
- professional development opportunities that are otherwise unavailable in the region for creative industries or
- funding for services or projects often poorly resourced in rural areas AND
- projects that encourage community participation or engagement.
We are now calling for nominations of individuals and organisations who are making a positive difference at the local level for the following grant categories:
Grant Category #1 Rainbow Community Arts Grant
Grants to assist artists and designers in Ballarat to produce and present their work locally
Grant Category #2 Rainbow Greener Communities Grant
Aimed at assisting eligible environmental community organisations and projects
Grant Category #3 Rainbow Healthier Communities Grant
Grants for initiatives that contribute community health and wellbeing.
Grant Category #4 Rainbow Locally Grown Music Grant
Toward costs for showcasing locally produced music. Both musicians and event organisers are welcome to apply.
If you’re wondering what kind of projects qualify, continue reading below about the incredible projects funded in previous years.
If you are working on an amazing project or if you know someone, or a group, working hard to make the world an all-around better place in Ballarat and/or the Pyrenees Shires, we welcome your application – please see the form below.
Nominations close 15 November 2019.
Winners will be notified by phone/email in December 2019.
Good luck If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Community Fund Grant Application Form
Previous Grant Recipients
Congratulations and massive gratitude to previous recipients who have created some amazing projects that Rainbow Arts and Culture and Rainbow Serpent are proud to support: