small grants program
Highways and Byways continues the work of the Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) reaching out in hope and love to people socially and geographically isolated, strengthening community relationships and networks, developing leadership and empowering people to meet the challenges that confront them.
Since 1944 the MSS have travelled vast distances to reach people in all kinds of places and situations, and support those on the margins: geographically, culturally, spiritually, socially and economically.
Each year we provide small grants to community-led organisations for projects that address disadvantage and exclusion within towns and communities, especially in rural and regional Australia.
OUR theme and focus for 2023 grants
HEALING AND GROWING TOGETHER
The last few years have been tough for many Australians.
Drought, bushfires and floods have impacted many communities, resulting in the loss of life, impacts on species and the destruction of vast tracts of land, property and habitat. The Covid19 pandemic also affected our very way of living, with restrictions and long periods of isolation affecting everyone, but none more so than our most vulnerable communities.
This year, we are supporting people and communities as they attempt to heal and grow from these challenges and are providing small grants for environmental restoration and rehabilitation projects, and community-focused initiatives that encourage re-connection post-pandemic. We are also supporting projects that foster indigenous identity and cultural connections.
Applications for our 2023 Small Grants Program have now closed.
Applications are now being assessed and successful applicants will be announced in June 2023.
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