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Community assistance grants open for 2020
January 14, 2020

Wellington Shire Council is ready to assist community groups with their applications for the 2020 Community Assistance Grants.

These grants will be awarded to community groups, events and capital works projects that build capacity, promote participation and work together to maintain community assets and support cultural development.

Applications are currently being invited from not-for-profit groups seeking funding of $2,001 to $5,000 in the following categories:

Community Events - applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity

Community Projects - applications will be considered for projects that fulfill a demonstrated community need and benefit the diverse community

Community Facilities – applications will be considered that increase the access and use of a facility for the community.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said previous successful applicants presented strong cases of how Council funding would greatly benefit the communities of Wellington Shire.

“In our last funding round, Council was proud to provide funding to 37 community groups to the tune of $165,000 for their projects, events and capital works,” Cr Hall said.

“I look forward to seeing a broad range of applications again through this round and encourage groups seeking funding to take advantage of the assistance Council is offering to help with their applications.

“Council staff are more than willing to help you get your applications across the line, so please call  Council’s Community Facilities Planning and Grants Officer and you will be provided with the necessary paperwork for your application and valuable assistance  with your grant submission.”

In 2020 Council will offer two rounds of Community Assistance Grants, applications open in January and June.

To obtain your CAG application form, please contact Council’s Community Facilities Planning and Grants Officer on 1300 366 244.

Applications close 4pm Monday, 2 March 2020.

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