Mans­field com­mu­nity grants avail­able

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

MANS­FIELD Shire Coun­cil’s Com­mu­nity Match­ing Fund will open on Friday, Oc­to­ber 27 and ac­cept ap­pli­ca­tions un­til Monday, Novem­ber 20, 2017.

Grants of up to $3000 are avail­able for not-for-profit groups based in the Mans­field Shire for projects that will help build a stronger, health­ier and more sus­tain­able com­mu­nity.

To co­in­cide with the grant round a Grants Work­shop will be held at the Mans­field Li­brary from 6pm on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

Only one round of fund­ing will be of­fered this year to dis­trib­ute the to­tal fund­ing pool of $20,000.

Grants are ex­pected to be highly com­pet­i­tive and groups are strongly en­cour­aged to con­tact the com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment team to dis­cuss their ideas.

“Coun­cil re­mains com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to sup­port the work of not-for-profit clubs and groups in the Mans­field Shire,” said mayor Paul Volk­er­ing.

“Within our com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment team at coun­cil we have a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in project de­vel­op­ment and at­tract­ing fund­ing, and I en­cour­age all groups to make the most of this re­source by get­ting in touch with them at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity.

“For­ward plan­ning is the key to any suc­cess­ful project and al­though coun­cil may not be able to di­rectly fund ev­ery project, if we start the con­ver­sa­tion we can help groups to de­velop their ideas and have the best pos­si­ble chance to find fund­ing and achieve good out­comes for our com­mu­nity.”

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the Com­mu­nity Match­ing Fund and other fund­ing re­sources can be found on coun­cil’s web­site at www.mans­field.vic.gov.au.

To reg­is­ter for the grants work­shop or to dis­cuss your projects, con­tact the com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment team on 5775 8555.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Keira McDon­agh, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer on 5775 8562 or keira.mcdon­agh@mans­field. vic.gov.au.

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