Rainbow Community Grants
The Ballarat and Pyrenees communities have welcomed the merry Rainbow horde for 22 years and it’s safe to say that we now call this place home. And, like all worthy members of any community, we like to give back. One way we do this is to support local organisations and projects that contribute to the greater good of the region.
In 2014 we started the Rainbow Community Fund to extend our community spirit to residents of the shires. Every single cent spent on purchasing Rainbow Souvenir programs at the festival goes into the grants scheme. Thanks to Rainbow patrons, in 2017 we donated a total of $15,000 to nine recipients and we want to do the same again this year.
We are now calling for nominations of individuals and organisations who are making a positive difference at the local level for the following grants:
Rainbow Community Arts Grant
Grants to assist artists and designers in Ballarat to produce and present their work locally
Rainbow Greener Communities Grant
Aimed at assisting eligible environmental community organisations and projects
Rainbow Healthier Communities Grant
Grants for initiatives that contribute community health and wellbeing.
Rainbow Locally Grown Music Grant
Toward costs for showcasing locally produced music. Both musicians and event organisers are welcome to apply.
Through our grants we aim to:
- create professional development opportunities that are otherwise unavailable in the region for creative industries or
- provide funding for services or projects often poorly resourced in rural areas AND
- encourage community participation or engagement.
If you’re wondering what kind of projects qualify, continue reading below as we pay homage to the awesome recipients of last year’s funding.
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’d love you to tell us about them. You can even nominate yourself!
Please see the application form below to help us give away free money
Nominations close 15 November.
Winners will be notified by phone/email in December 2019.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations and massive gratitude to the 2018 recipients who shared $15,000 for some amazing projects Rainbow Serpent are proud to support: