Campaspe Shire Council's Community Grants Program could help you bring your special project or event to fruition! Applications are now open for local community groups, sporting clubs or other not-for-profit bodies who are looking for external funding.
Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said round two of the program is now open, with a total of $120,000 allocated to be distributed through two categories, Events and Community Support.
“The program supports local groups to deliver projects and run events for the benefit of all. Big or small - it’s not the size of the project that’s important. It's the outcome in terms of improving the quality of life of our residents and the social and economic benefits,” Cr Weston said.
Grants range from $1,000 through to $5,000 and are available in the following categories:
Community Support Grants – To support the delivery of programs, projects and activities that benefit residents with amounts available up to $4,000.
Event Grants – To encourage and assist community groups in the hosting of local events, community event $1,000; minor event $3,000; and major event $5,000.
Groups can submit one application to the program and for the first time applications have been moved to an online system.
“Community groups need to set up a registration, before starting their application,” the Mayor added.
“Once your group is set up, the application can be started, saved, and updated through the online environment.”
Applications will be assessed against set criteria: economic benefit, project sustainability, community/social benefit and partnerships.
Campaspe Shire Council building
Applications close Friday, September 21.
For application guidelines and more info, head to www.campaspe.vic.gov.au. Groups needing support through the application process are encouraged to speak with Bobbi Aitken, Economic & Community Development Executive Assistant by phoning 1300 666 535.