You Me Unity

FUNDING'FOR'PUBLIC'AWARENESS''
ACTIVITIES'PROGRAM'
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You$Me$Unity$is$calling$on$organisations$to$raise$awareness$and$community$support$for$
constitutional$recognition$of$Aboriginal$and$Torres$Strait$Islander$people.$
Funding$ rounds$ are$ now$ open$ to$ encourage$ local$ activities$ that$ help$ to$ broaden$ the$
positive$message$of$constitutional$recognition.$
To$apply$ please$ submit$ an$ application$ to$ our$ Funding$ for$ Public$ Awareness$ Activities$
Program.$Applications$for$Round$2$close_at_5pm_28th_September_2012.
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PURPOSE'
The$ program$ provides$ an$ opportunity$ for$ organisations$ within$ the$ community$ to$ access$ funds$ to$
support$ local$ activities$ that$ raise$ public$ awareness$ and$ community$ support$ for$ constitutional$
recognition$of$Aboriginal$and$Torres$Strait$Islander$peoples.$This$program$will$be$followed$by$a$Funding$
for$Public$Awareness$Partnerships$Program$featuring$larger$amounts$of$funding.$$
The$sub$contracting$of$these$public$awareness$activities$to$organisations$will$be$done$to$assist$You$Me$
Unity$achieve$its$goal.$
WHO'CAN'APPLY'FOR'FUNDING?'
Any$organisation$may$apply$for$funding.$$Funding$is$not$available$to$individuals.$$
Organisations$ applying$ for$ funding$ must$ have$ an$ ABN,$ the$ capacity$ to$ sign$ a$ contract$ for$ the$ funds,$
have$ an$ organisational$ bank$ account$ into$ which$ the$ funds$ can$ be$ deposited$ and$ be$ prepared$ to$
provide$a$brief$report$back$to$You$Me$Unity$on$the$activities$undertaken$with$the$funding.$$
For$ example$ organisations$ that$ may$ apply$ to$ the$ program$ include$ (but$ are$ not$ limited$ to):$ nonP
government$organisations,$associations,$schools,$clubs,$businesses$etc.$
WHAT'CAN'THE'FUNDING'BE'USED'FOR?'
The$ funding$ can$ be$ used$ to$ cover$ the$ costs$ of$ activities$ that$ raise$ public$ awareness$ and$ support$ for$
constitutional$ recognition$ of$Aboriginal$and$ Torres$Strait$Islanders$in$the$Australian$Constitution.$For$
example,$ Welcome$ to$ Country$ fees,$ hiring$ a$ venue,$ catering,$ a$ facilitator,$ transport,$ printing,$
advertising$etc.$$$$
Funding$can$not$be$used$to$purchase$alcohol$or$tobacco$products.$$
HOW'MUCH'FUNDING'IS'AVAILABLE?'
There$ will$ be$ a$ series$ of$ funding$ opportunities$ over$ the$ next$ two$ years.$ Each$ organisation$ that$ is$
funded$will$receive$between$$1000$to$$5000.$$$
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WHAT'IS'THE'CRITERIA'TO'RECEIVE'FUNDING?'
You$Me$Unity$is$looking$to$support$likePminded$ organisations$that$are$able$to$organise$an$activity$or$
series$ of$ activities$ that$ will$ result$ in$ the$ raising$ of$ public$ awareness$ and$ community$ support$ for$
constitutional$ recognition$ of$ Aboriginal$ and$ Torres$ Strait$ Islander$ peoples$ in$ the$ Australian$
Constitution.$$$
You$ Me$ Unity$ intends$ to$ provide$ funding$ to$ a$ broad$ range$ of$ organisations$ and$ is$ looking$ to$ reach$
many$locations$and$a$diverse$cross$section$of$the$Australian$community.$$$
You$Me$Unity$will$consider$the$capacity$of$the$organisation$that$is$applying$for$funding$to$undertake$
the$proposed$activities,$whether$the$activities$are$intended$to$engage$a$large$number$of$people$for$a$
short$period$or$a$small$number$of$people$in$some$depth$as$well$as$the$likely$impact$of$the$activities$in$
helping$You$Me$Unity$to$achieve$its$goal.$
Activities$that$are$targeted$at$sections$of$the$Australian$community$that$may$not$have$previously$been$
fully$engaged$in$discussions$regarding$the$importance$of$for$Indigenous$recognition$in$the$Australian$
Constitution$will$be$of$particular$interest.$
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WHAT'HAPPENS'IF'OUR'ORGANISTION'IS'PROVIDED'WITH'FUNDING?$
You$Me$Unity$will$ contact$you$to$advise$that$your$proposal$for$funding$has$been$accepted.$$You$Me$
Unity$will$then$send$you$a$short$standard$funding$agreement$that$outlines$the$agreement$that$will$be$
formed$between$your$organisation$and$ours,$if$you$agree.$The$standard$funding$agreement$will$outline$
matters$ like$ the$ amount$ of$ funding$ available$ to$ your$ organisation$ and$ what$ it$ may$ be$ used$ for.$ To$
receive$ payment$ your$ organisation$ must$ fill$ out$ and$ sign$ the$ Standard$ Funding$ Agreement,$ and$ the$
attached$tax$invoice,$before$returning$it$to$You$Me$Unity.$$$
Once$ You$ Me$ Unity$ receives$ the$ signed$ funding$ agreement$ and$ your$ organisation’s$ bank$ account$
details$it$will$transfer$the$funds$within$28$days.$$
After$ your$ organisation$ has$ completed$ the$ funded$ activity$ or$ activities,$ your$ organisation$ must$
complete$ the$ Funding$ Acquittal$ Form$ and$ provide$ some$ details$ of$ how$ the$ activity$ went.$ $ Send$ this$
Form$back$to$You$Me$Unity$and$that$is$the$end$of$that$agreement.$$
HOW'DO'ORGANISATIONS'APPLY'FOR'FUNDING?'
Organisations$may$apply$for$funding$by$completing$the$application$form$that$can$be$downloaded$from$
the$ You$ Me$ Unity$ website.$ After$ filling$ out$ the$ application$ form$ your$ organisation$ can$ return$ it$ via$
[email protected],$or$mail$it$to$You$Me$Unity$at$PO$Box$K746,$Haymarket,$NSW,$1240.$$
You$may$also$submit$an$application$by$completing$the$ePform$found$below.$$
WHEN'CAN'ORGANISATIONS'APPLY'FOR'FUNDING?'
Organisations$ can$ apply$ at$ any$ time.$ You$ Me$ Unity$ will$ consider$ applications$ approximately$ every$ 2$
months.$ However,$ at$ the$ start$ of$ the$ program$ the$ turn$ around$ for$ reviewing$ applications$ may$ be$
shorter.$$Closing$dates$can$be$found$on$the$You$Me$Unity$website.$$If$your$organisation’s$application$
misses$a$closing$deadline,$it$will$be$considered$in$the$next$opportunity.$$$
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CAN'ORGANISATIONS'APPLY'FOR'FUNDING'MORE'THAN'ONCE?'
Yes.$$There$is$no$limit$on$the$number$of$funding$agreements$for$each$organisation.$$However,$if$your$
organisation$has$not$completed$the$Funding$Acquittal$Form$for$previous$funding$then$consideration$of$
the$ second$ and$ subsequent$ applications$ for$ funding$ may$ be$ postponed$ until$ the$ Acquittal$ Form$ is$
provided.$$
WILL'THE'FUNDING'INCLUDE'GST?'
GST$will$be$added$to$your$funding.$$For$example$if$your$organisation$has$successfully$applied$for$$1000$
of$funding$then$it$will$receive$$1000$funding$and$$100$GST.$
WILL'YOU'ME'UNITY'PROVIDE'ANY'ADDITIONAL'RESOURCES?'
If$ your$ organisation$ receives$ funding,$ You$ Me$ Unity$ will$ provide$ your$ organisation$ with$ a$ pack$ of$
materials$including$information$on$the$referendum$and$promotional$merchandise.$$
You$ Me$ Unity$ is$ generally$ not$ able$ to$ supply$ or$ organise$ speakers$ or$ facilitators.$ If$ you$ have$ made$
some$attempts$and$you$are$unable$to$find$any$speakers,$send$us$an$email$and$we$may$be$able$to$help.$$
We$may$also$be$able$to$assist$in$publicising$your$event$to$our$supporters.
FUNDING'FOR'PUBLIC'AWARENESS''
ACTIVITIES'PROGRAM'
APPLICATION'FORM_-_ROUND_2'
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ORGANISATION!NAME!
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ADDRESS!
STREET!
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SUBURB/TOWN!
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STATE!
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POSTAL!ADDRESS!
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ABN!
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BANK!ACCOUNT!!
BSB!
CONTACT!PERSON!
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CONTACT!TELEPHONE!
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CONTACT!EMAIL!
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ARE!YOU!AN!ABORIGINAL!OR!TORRES!
STRAIT!ISLANDER!ORGANISATION?!!
WHAT!TYPE!OF!ORGANISATION!ARE!YOU?!
(For!example:!government,!nonI
government,!not!for!profit,!society/club,!
ect)!
P/CODE!
ACCOUNT!
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!!!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No!
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1.! What!activity!or!activities!does!your!organisation!want!to!undertake?!
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2.! !How!will!these!activities!raise!awareness!and!community!support!for!Indigenous!recognition!in!theͺƵƐƚƌĂůŝĂŶͺŽŶƐƚŝƚƵƚŝŽŶ͍!
;/ƚͲƐŚŽƵůĚͲďĞͲĐůĞĂƌͲƚŚĂƚͲƚŚĞͲŽƵƚĐŽŵĞƐͲLJŽƵͲƚŝĐŬͲďĞůŽǁͲǁŽƵůĚͲďĞͲŽďǀŝŽƵƐͲƌĞƐƵůƚƐͲĨƌŽŵͲƚŚĞͲĂĐƚŝǀŝƚLJͲLJŽƵͲŽƵƚůŝŶĞĚͲŝŶͲƋƵĞƐƚŝŽŶͲϭͿ!!
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Introducing!the!idea!of!the!referendum!to!people!for!the!first!time.!
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Discussing!the!Expert!Panel!Report!to!better!understand!the!issues.!
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Generally!raising!awareness!of!members!of!the!public!of!the!need!to!constitutional!reform.!
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Other,!please!explain.!
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3.! If!your!organisation!is!planning!an!event,!how!many!people!do!you!think!will!be!impacted!by!your!
event?!
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4.! Why!does!your!organisation!want!to!be!involved!in!supporting!the!work!of!You!Me!Unity?!
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5.! Has!your!organisation!undertaken!activities!similar!to!those!that!it!is!proposing!in!this!application?!!E.g.!
events!or!gatherings!of!people!etc.!!If!yes,!describe!some!of!those!activities!if!no,!explain!why!you!are!
confident!that!your!organisation!can!conduct!the!activities!you!are!planning.!
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6.! What!will!the!funding!be!spent!on?!
ITEM!(e.g%venue%hire,%catering%etc)!
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7.! How!did!you!find!out!about!this!opportunity?!
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Please!email!the!completed!form!to:!
[email protected]!
Or!please!mail!it!to:!
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You!Me!Unity!!
PO'Box'K746,'Haymarket,'NSW,'1240.''