Com­mu­nity grants avail­able

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

Round 20 of the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton’s Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram has opened.

The pro­gram is of­fered once a fi­nan­cial year for one-off events, ac­tiv­i­ties or pro­grams, and fund­ing re­quests are capped at $20,000.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the pro­gram had helped com­mu­nity groups with their projects since 2007.

“The aim is to pro­vide as­sis­tance to com­mu­nity groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions that make pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions to the qual­ity of life within our re­gion,” he said.

“These grants can re­ally make a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity and we’re happy that we can con­tinue to of­fer them.”

Last year 14 com­mu­nity groups re­ceived a share of $175,000.

This year the City has set up an on­line por­tal to sim­plify the ap­pli­ca­tion process, mak­ing it eas­ier for com­mu­nity groups to ap­ply for fund­ing.

The Com­mu­nity Project Sup­port Grant Pro­gram will also be of­fered this year, which is avail­able up to four times a fi­nan­cial year, with fund­ing re­quests capped at $2000.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 5pm on Novem­ber 13.

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