Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Applications are now open for the James Frizelle Charitable Foundation’s Grant Program.
There are seven programs funded. Your application should fit into one of these. Where more than one program may be applicable, please select that which has most relevance. The programs are:
Community Health Grants: A Provision of health care services to those not necessarily cared for in the private or public system, particularly the special needs of senior citizens. To include promotion of a healthy lifestyle, eating well and assistance in recovery from illness.
Disadvantaged Grants: To provide support for those in the community, in particular the aged and infirm, facing physical or mental disability who are from low income backgrounds and lacking the financial resources to seek help from other sources. To support those projects that are inclusive of those with a disability providing services for others. Supporting the provision of food services to disadvantaged families. Supporting the provision of assistance dogs, equine and animal programs that provide independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families.
Domestic Violence Grants: To assist those (victims and witnesses which are often children) who are experiencing domestic and family violence and to encourage those responsible to become accountable for their actions and commit to change. The support also extends to the elderly suffering psychological and emotional abuse and any other form of elder abuse. To raise awareness in the community that domestic violence in any form is not acceptable.
Homelessness Grants: To support those, particularly the elderly and frail without regular accommodation and facilities to help maintain their dignity by providing emotional support and counselling, temporary accommodation, health services, financial counselling, laundry services, meals, shower facilities and any other service that assists to improve their quality of life.
Housing and Accommodation Grants: Providing housing and accommodation to the disadvantaged, sick, parents from remote communities who need to be near a sick immediate family member whilst in hospital and spouses with children who have become homeless following domestic issues. This program also includes support with transport services for the ill and their families, particularly those living in rural communities.
Mental Health Grants: To provide support on the street for professional counselling where needed, to support schools with programs that address mental health issues as part of their education process and PTSD support which may also include assistance dogs/equine/animal interaction programs.
Natural Disaster Grants: All types of natural disaster relief will be considered including support of the volunteer brigades called upon in times of need particularly during fires and floods. Consideration is also given in this program to natural disasters occurring beyond the geographical boundaries normally supported.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status: The James Frizelle Charitable Foundation can only make grants to organisations which have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status. A copy of your Endorsement Notification from the Australian Taxation Office will be required prior to any funding.
Benefit: You must be an Australian Charity providing benefit for Australian citizens permanently residing in Australia only.
Location: Grants are primarily considered for local initiatives (Gold Coast and Northern NSW Regions) that assist people in need, however they will consider grants outside of the local region for natural disasters and emergencies, where they align with the mission.
Applications that fall into the following categories will not be considered: