Community Grants Program - now open

Published on 17 September 2018

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Round One of Federation Council’s 2018-2019 Events and Community Grants program is now open, with funds available to help local community groups, organisations and clubs to deliver a range of community projects and events.

Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke is encouraging not-for-profit groups to apply for a share in $60,000 of funding for this year’s Events & Community Development Grants Program.

“The Events & Community Development Grants program is a new initiative aiming to empower groups to develop ideas, projects and events that can contribute to the vibrancy and connected community of Federation Council,” Mayor Bourke said.

“We see this new initiative as a way to bring forward new ideas and help to develop existing projects to a new height. The grants program is a critical for empowering community participation in local activities as well as championing projects that have a strong economic and social impact.”

Eligible applicants can apply for grant funding for one-off projects through one of the seven categories:

  • Arts And Culture.
  • Events & Tourism.
  • Community Work and Welfare.
  • Skill Development and Learning.
  • Health Promotion.
  • Accessibility and Inclusion.
  • Young People.

“If you are an eligible group and you have a great idea that can benefit the wider community, pitch your initiative through Community Grants Program by Monday 15 October 2018,” Mayor Bourke said.

The Community Grants Program operates in two funding rounds each year – in September and April - and invites applications for grants up to $3,000. For grants, over $3,000 contact the Community & Events Project Officer Phone: (02) 6033 8936.

The Community Grants Program is now open and closes Monday 15 October 2018. Applications recommended for approval will be considered at the November Council meeting, with funds presented to successful groups in December.

The application form (in PDF and Word format) and guidelines are available from this page or in hard copy from the Council Offices