Our mission is to help refugees become settled and participating citizens of Australia. Our vision is an Australia where refugees are an integral part of a thriving, prosperous community.
ARA works closely with new and emerging communities to build their capacity to self manage in relation to funding sources (e.g. grants). Sometimes funding bodies require an auspice organisation to manager or mentor grants submitted by smaller organisations, such as new and emerging communities.
In a managed grant ARA is responsible for:
ARA works closely with the Management Committee of the new and emerging community to ensure the program is meeting the settlement needs of the community.
A mentored grant is the natural evolution from a managed grant. In a mentored grant, ARA becomes the junior partner providing professional mentorship. The new and emerging community is responsible for contract compliance and acquittal of the funding.
ARA provides support through
Often the community in consultation with ARA will submit a tender to the funding body for multiple year funding that will enable them to move from a managed grant to a mentored grant and finally to independence.
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