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Application period open for Community Assistance Grants

Friday 16 June 2017

Wellington Shire Council is inviting community groups and organisations to apply for a Community Assistance Grant, available for events, projects and facilities until 1 August 2017.

There are two rounds of funding each year for community organisations to apply for events or projects grants and the community facilities grant is only available once a year.

Event applications are evaluated based on their ability to celebrate community or aspects of culture and identity. Applications to help with community projects are considered if the project fulfils a demonstrated community need or benefits the diverse community.

The community facilities grant application, can be made for minor capital works, projects and maintenance.

“The facilities community grant endeavours to support community groups with facilities that are in need of maintenance or small upgrades to help them afford those extra bits and pieces that go a long way to making their group or club thrive.” Mayor Carolyn Crossley said.

More than $60,000 was given out during the March 2017 round of Community Assistance Grants to 13 community groups to help host events and projects that will benefit the wider community.

Community Grants for events, projects and facilities range from $2001 to $5000.

Alternatively, if your organisation requires urgent assistance, Quick Response Grants are available throughout the year for funding of up to $2000.

To apply for a grant or find more information visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/communitygrants or contact the Community Grants Officer on 1300 366 244.

 

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