Australia Post Seeks NFP Partnerships
7 May 2013 at 11:19 am
Australia Post is looking to forge multiple three-year partnerships with Australian Not for Profits to promote inclusion in communities, offering up to $500,000 per year.
Under the broad ranging partnership, Australia Post says it will consider applications from organisations including Not for Profits, community groups, sporting associations, peak / industry bodies, social enterprises and commercial entities.
Australia Post says says the partnerships will operate under its new Our Neighbourhood National Community program to promote inclusion in communities across Australia.
“At the heart of our organisation is a commitment to serve the Australian community and we have been doing that for more than 200 years,” Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour said.
The final number of National Community Partners and the allocation of funding will be dependent on the nature and scale of the successful applicants.
Under the Australia Post partnership proposal organisations can apply for the following:
• Up to $100,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
• Up to $250,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
• Up to $500,000 plus GST, per year, for three consecutive years.
• Other – organisations may choose to specify a proposed investment and timeframe in their application.
Australia Post says partnerships will be formed with organisations that help communities connect, with particular focus on those working with regional and remote communities, working with socially disadvantaged groups and those helping to support small businesses across Australia.
Potential activities for National Community Partners could be community sponsorships, investments or projects.
Other examples of potential programs include:
- Targeted education programs in schools (ie. letter writing, financial and digital literacy, or cultural awareness for students
- Supporting communities to better understand and manage with changing technologies
- Events and activities that bring people together in local communities and online
- Immediate support for impacted Australian communities when a major disaster occurs
- Helping Australian communities to rebuild after a major disaster has occurred
“To be successful, the partnerships must have the ability to create an impact at both the national and local level. Partners must be Australian organisations working in Australia," Fahour said
“We touch each and every community every day whether it’s through our products and services or our more than 33,000 people working in neighbourhoods across the country.
“Today we are building on our commitment to Australian communities. The Our Neighbourhood program will help build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia by partnering with organisations that share our aspirations and have a proven track record working with communities at the local and national level.”
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 31 May 2013. The successful partnerships will be announced in September 2013.
Applications should be submitted by Friday, 31 May 2013. Full details at www.auspost.com.au/communitypartners