Grants up to $15,000 are available through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program for community groups and not-for-profits that are improving, or looking to improve:
- Environmental sustainability: initiatives that restore and conserve the natural environment or which contribute to lower carbon emissions, water stewardship and waste minimisation
- Financial wellbeing: particularly for under-represented and disadvantaged people in the community
- Housing access: initiatives and programs that support those experiencing or at risk of homelessness or that provide supports for people living with disability
Organisations may apply for either a cash grant OR for Lenovo devices (laptops). On the application form, please choose whether the application is for a grant or devices. If a cash grant is chosen, specify the amount requested (up to $15,000). If IT equipment is chosen, specify how many devices are requested (up to 3 items in total). Each device will come with a Windows operating system and 3 years Parts & Labour Onsite “Premier” Warranty Support, although there is no other software (e.g. Microsoft Word).
ps: Many organisations in Junee have recently expressed a need for improved IT infrastructure to manage records, minutes, and membership databases; and to participate in video conferences and webinars — applying for the Lenovo option may be a suitable solution for some groups. The ThinkPad L490’s on offer has a built-in webcam and plenty of data storage — and even though they don’t include Microsoft Office, there are many free alternatives including Google Docs and LibreOffice that may be suitable for most organisations.
Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday, August 19, 2020