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Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together 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.

ELIGIBILITY & HOW TO APPLY

Our 2023 Small Grants Program will open for applications on 1 February 2023. Further information, including program Guidelines and details on how to apply will be available from late January 2023. Please check back then.

Featured Grant Recipients

success stories

IT’S A SLOW BURN

Nelligen, NSW Nelligen rural firefighter Robynne Murphy now sees more than a fire hazard in the overgrown grass and dense bush around Bateman’s Bay. Through her involvement with the Bateman’s Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council, her growing understanding of cultural...

THINGS ARE BUZZING IN DODGES FERRY

Dodges Ferry,Tasmania The honeybees around Dodges Ferry in Tasmania are in safe hands. Extra hives were built at the Okines Community House during a series of five workshops supported by Highways and Byways. As well as educating a new generation of bee lovers and...

CHILDREN LEAD THE WAY

Gundagai, NSW Step into the Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten and the three and four year old children will greet you in the traditional language of the local Wiradjuri people, or sing you a song acknowledging the traditional owners of the land along the Murrumbidgee...

THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER NOW

Far Western NSW Sarah Mashford looks out the window of her home today and sees small, green, native frangipanis, an olive bush hedge and rows of bottle brush. For a while during the crippling drought in NSW, Sarah saw nothing but red dirt and the remnants of trees...

2021 SMALL GRANTS ACHIEVE BIG OUTCOMES

Highways and Byways - Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together is pleased to release its final report on its 2021 Small Grants Program, showcasing the efforts and achievements of its funding recipients nation-wide. Forty three (43) grants totaling $87,521 were...

2022 SMALL GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you to the many and varied community organisations from across Australia who applied for a Highways and Byways small grant this year. We are excited to announce the recipients of our 2022 Small Grants Program. Forty-two organisations from across Australia share...

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