Building our children’s resilience (BOCR) grants program – Round 3 now open
The Maldon & District Community Bank® Branch has launched round 3 of funding for the Building Our Children’s Resilience (BOCR) grant program.
The current round offers $30,000 funding in total. We invite applications from across our communities of Maldon, Newstead, Dunolly, Castlemaine and surrounding areas.
This program is about building children’s resilience by focusing on the well being of those closest to them – parents, carers and educators.
We welcome applications that will build children’s resilience in our region. Please carefully read our guidelines and FAQs, and do speak to our Executive Officer, Karly Smith, before applying.
Applications for 2018 are now open and close midnight 30 July 2018.
Successful applicants will be announced in mid-September 2018.
For more information or to discuss your application, contact Executive Officer Karly Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org 0478 435 110
Download the Forms below:
Building our Children’s Resilience – background of the grant program
The Maldon & District Community Bank®Branch release a new grants program in 2016 to support projects that build resilience in our region’s children aged 0-14. The communities served by the bank named building children’s resilience as the number social issue in the region that the Community Bank® Branch could support with its profits. This grants program addresses that priority and strengthens our communities.
The new program aims to build children’s resilience by focusing on the wellbeing of those closest to them – parents, educators and carers. It is designed to knit connections across sectors and areas in our region from Maldon, Newstead, Dunolly, Castlemaine and surrounding areas.
Two projects were awarded grants in March 2017 in the The Maldon & District Community Bank® Branch (MDCB) inaugural grants program dedicated to building children’s resilience:
- Uncovering Rural Resilience, a program to be run at the Maldon, Newstead, Baringhup, Dunolly, Tarnagulla and Bealiba primary schools will receive $18,500
- Parent-Teacher Resilience will receive $3000 for work with Chewton, Taradale and Langley Primary Schools (in partnership with the Castlemaine Community House)
Both projects will focus on supporting teachers and parents, giving them skills and support to nurture resilience in the district’s children.