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Invitation to lodge an Expression of Interest for Funding 2019-2020 – Due June 16

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding of projects which satisfy the objectives of the constitution of the Estonian Relief Committee (ERC).

Estonian Relief Committee

These objectives include:

  • The promotion of Estonian history and culture in Australia;
  • The teaching and promotion of literature, design, crafts, performing arts, radio, TV, moveable cultural heritage, music, community arts, video, visual arts, film, etc which is of Estonian origin;
  • The preservation and promotion of Estonian language skills;
  • The promotion and development of cultural relationships between Estonia and subsequent generations of Estonian descent born in Australia;
  • To facilitate cultural exchanges between groups with similar objectives from Australia and Estonia; and
  • To consolidate and coordinate with like Australian organisations with cultural ties to Estonia.

Total funding for these projects during the 2019-2020 financial year will be limited to approximately $20,000, subject to the discretion of the ERC’s Board. Please note that all past recipients of funding from the ERC will now be required to make an application under this funding arrangement.

Individuals and organisations seeking funding should clearly outline the following matters in their application:

  • Name of individual or Organisation;
  • Contact details;
  • A detailed description of the project proposal;
  • The total amount of funding being sought (applicants should note that funding is for the 2019-2020 financial year only – there is no guarantee that funding will be extended into subsequent years);
  • All applicants should submit a program of activities and a timetable for the implementation of the Project;
  • All applicants will be required to submit a half-yearly progress report, due 1st November and 1st May including an Annual report which details the implementation and outcomes of their project; and
  • All applications are to be lodged in English.

Application form

ERC Application Form For Grant 2019-20

The application form, together with any supporting documentation, must be lodged by 16 June, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by August 31, 2019.

All applications are to be submitted electronically to:

The Secretary, Estonian Relief Committee Limited

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.

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