Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2022! Here at WOV HQ we are gearing up for and ready to tackle 2022 and happy to let you know we will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 in 2022 through our With One Voice Local Franchise Start-up fund.
It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to share the below information amongst your community so we can continue to support everyone during this time.
ROUND 19 OPEN NOW! The closing date for ALL Round 19 applications is 5:00pm Thursday, 31 March 2022
We’re excited to announce that in 2021 we awarded seed funding to start Local With One Voice franchises to four organisations, they are:
- Western Riverina (NSW)
- Port Stephens (NSW)
- Myrtleford/Beechworth (VIC)
- Avenue Neighbourhood House Blackburn South (VIC)
Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply. Additionally, each successful application joins a 12-month intensive mentoring program that ensures success.
We’re on the look-out for more community organisations who are:
- Movers and shakers in their communities
- Aspiring to produce meaningful change and create a more fair and caring society
- Passionate about community wellbeing and the power of the arts – especially singing
If this is you, we have grants of up to $10,000 available now!
Click here for more information and to start your application
All successful Local Franchise awardees are located in areas that are culturally and economically diverse and seek to redress balance between those that have and have-not. They provide crucial interventions for all participants and support those directly and indirectly affected by many of life’s challenges.
Most importantly, these organisations recognise how singing in a group can improve wellbeing, inspire personal growth and transform communities. Each successful applicant must present a strong local franchise offer that we believe will be successful and sustainable.
Feedback from a recent survey saw current members claiming “If it wasn’t for the choir, I wouldn’t be alive today.” and also explain that joining the choir has made them feel “empowered, happy and alive.”
Also please view our Covid-inspired With One Voice Facebook Livestream channel – where we have presented more than 300 LIVE choral and musical performances for our members right across the country since March 2020 – filling the gaps between our choirs being able to meet in person and ensuring our members and communities remain connected and smiling.
WOV HQ Team
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead