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    20/Sep/2021

    As we continue to work towards our Covid-Normal we have awarded 4 grants of up to $10,000 in 2021 so far through our With One Voice Local Franchise Start-up fund. The final round for 2021 is NOW OPEN!! And we would appreciate if you could share this news amongst your network and friends. Thank you.

    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. We have recently launched a WOV Mass Zoom event that has seen over 500+ people join to date and look forward to our next Mass Zoom tomorrow! Everybody welcome, click here for more.

    WOV SEED FUNDING ROUND 18 OPEN NOW!

    Hurry! The closing date for ALL Round 18 applications is 5:00 pm, Tuesday 30 November, 2021.

    We’re excited to announce that so far in 2021 we have awarded seed funding to start Local With One Voice franchises to four organisations, they are:

    1. Western Riverina (NSW)
    2. Port Stephens (NSW)
    3. Myrtleford/Beechworth (VIC)
    4. 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.