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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 2019 Australia & New Zealand Burner Leadership Summit Civic Ignition Grant

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Congratulations to our 2019 Australia New Zealand Leadership Summit Civic Ignition Grant Winners! We received 8 submissions that were considered during the workshop. Thank you to all of our applicants and participants for an engaged civic impact experience.

A big congratulations to this years grant recipients:

Workshops R Us (New Zealand)
Workshops R Us will create a mobile training type makerspace that we can take to towns and cities in New
Zealand where we can teach people how come together as a group and make things and thus
helping to build community. Our Mission is to teach anybody and everybody how to safely use
a variety of tools to build and fix stuff as a group activity, working together helps build confidence
and community.

Maori cultural connections in Melbourne youth (Melbourne Maori and Pacific Islanders)
Building skills in Maori youth to digital storytelling, strengthening cultural connection and building
relationships between youth and elders.Te Karangatahi is a Melbourne based community group supporting Maori and Pacific Islander community. TK want to undertake a youth capacity building project to increase digital engagement
with young ones through the vehicle of culture. This will also build relationships between young
people and elders. The project would consist of a number of workshops to build digital storytelling
skills and content. It would also involve cultural activities with young people and elders.

What is the ANZLS Civic Ignition Grant?
A program aimed at funding innovative community & civic projects within the greater Australia & New Zealand regions.  We are interested in programs that create collaborations, produce direct actions, utilize several of the 10 Burning Man Principles, are reproducible, and creatively tackle local social problems. This grant gives anyone the opportunity to submit a collaborative, creative, and principle-focused project with a chance to win up to a $1,500 grant (USD).

–  Grant Opportunity is announced on May 2st
–  Deadline for grant submissions is May 24th (Midnight)
–  Workshop Participants will review the grant proposals at the 2018 ANZLS in Melbourne, Australia (June 1-2)
–  Winner(s) will be announced Sunday evening at the ANZLS  (June 3rd)

Apply here:  https://tinyurl.com/ybdabtts 

What’s special about the ANZLS Civic Ignition Grant?
Submissions to the 2018 ANZLS Civic Ignition grant cycle will be workshopped and judged by a group of participants and community leaders that attend this year’s ANZLS Civic Ignition Grant Workshop. This group will be using the submissions as material to review and workshop while learning how to administer their own civic grant programs.

Who is eligible to apply?
Individuals, Groups, and Not-for-Profits are all eligible to apply.  We encourage projects be endorsed by a local Burning Man Regional Contact.  The RC does not need to be a project lead, or heavily involved with the process, rather they are simply endorsing the project and the leaders who are submitting.  We recognize not all regions have local RC’s and we encourage you to apply even if no RC is able to endorse.

How much can you ask for?
The maximum grant that maybe awarded is $1,500 (USD).  We encourage your project’s viability to not be solely dependent on this grant.  Think about other sources of funding that might be available.  Grants awarded could be less than the full amount.

What types of proposals will likely not get funded by this program?
Programs that are solely based on artistic endeavors and do not have a community or civic aspect will most likely not be considered for funding.  Funds should not be used for direct fundraising, chapter promotion efforts, or for paying people for their work.

What follow-up will be expected by grant recipients?
All recipients will be expected to submit written reports on what they have accomplished and learned in the course of their projects, along with accompanying visual media.  This media will be hosted on the Burners Without Borders website.

Suggestions for a quality grant proposal:
– Look at the BWB Grant Impact & Criteria Document to see how we think about grants.
– Reach out to your local Burning Man Regional Contact and ask if they might be an advisor.
– Watch our video “How to write Quality Grants: Burning Man 101
(Starts rough but gets going at (9:00 in)
– Listen to our podcast  “Targeted Grant Writing: with Meta-Regional Jacqui Latendresse

Who won the Civic Ignition Grant in the past?

See all our past Civic Ignition rounds and read updates from grant recipients here.

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