Grace Gives 2017 is a program designed to recognise and give back to five deserving community groups and award five deserving groups with a $10,000 grant to go towards their local community.
Sub categories include groups that: Focus on marginalised, excluded or disadvantaged communities; Create relationships and environments where people are empowered; Actively involve people and communities; Build inclusiveness; and Involve approaches that are likely to bring about solutions to complex problems.
Grace undertakes a range of initiatives to support the communities throughout Australia and New Zealand in which it operates. The awards primarily recognise those groups that focus on marginalised, excluded or disadvantaged communities, and those that create relationships and environments where people are empowered.
To be eligible, community group must be a legal entity within Australia and fit into at least one of the categories below:
- A not-for-profit community organisation
- A registered charity
- A social enterprise
2016 saw the launch of the Grace Gives grants programme. Over 100,000 people voted to select the finalists, which is a reflection as to how important this initiative is and the community and the groups it supports.
Grant applications open: Monday 6th November 2017 & close: Sunday 12th November 2017
Public voting commences: Monday 13th November 2017 & closes: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Grant Finalists announced: Monday 4th December 2017
Recipients announced: Tuesday 12th December 2017