McEwen Foundation Grants Program

FRRR's CEO attended the presentation of the 2013 McEwen Foundation grants.

The McEwen Foundation Grants Program is a location-specific program investing in the wider Goulburn Valley District of Victoria. It is run in partnership with the McEwen Foundation, which is managed by ANZ Trustees.

The program offers grants of up to $15,000 for projects that assist the communities in this regional area, especially preferencing those relating to Junior Legacy, charities, hospitals and accommodations for older people, in keeping with the wishes of the Late Lady McEwen.

As illustrated below, since 2007 FRRR has distributed more than $475,000 through this program.

In the second half of 2012, 9 grants were awarded to the total value of $67,500 for projects benefiting the young and the ageing, including mobility training for people with vision loss, funding for a nurse-led MS support office, and a community awareness program about using child restraints in vehicles.

A great example of the impact of this program is a solar energy project for a not-for-profit organisation that operates in Alexandra, Victoria.