$100,000 in grants to help com­mu­ni­ties

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

LO­CAL com­mu­nity foun­da­tion, Into Our Hands, has up to $100,000 avail­able this year for com­mu­nity projects in the Wan­garatta, Alpine and Indigo ar­eas af­fected by the 2009 bush­fires.

The 2018 grants round opens this Wed­nes­day and closes on Septem­ber 10, 2018.

This year, the foun­da­tion is look­ing to fund projects that en­hance com­mu­nity strength, co­he­sive­ness and well­be­ing.

Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Sarah Thomp­son said the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­mains all about com­mu­nity.

“We ex­ist be­cause lo­cals are best placed to de­velop solutions to com­mu­nity chal­lenges, and that’s why we in­vest in grass­roots ini­tia­tives that build lo­cal com­mu­nity ca­pac­ity, re­silience and sus­tain­abil­ity,” she said.

This year’s fund­ing is aimed to­wards help­ing with ac­tiv­i­ties or commemorative events that im­prove com­mu­nity con­nect­ed­ness and so­cial well-be­ing that build com­mu­nity ca­pac­ity for fu­ture dis­as­ters or projects that re- con­nect com­mu­nity with na­ture.

With the 10-year an­niver­sary of Black Satur­day ap­proach­ing, this year the foun­da­tion is in­ter­ested in vi­sion­ary projects that have a whole-of-re­gion im­pact.

The Foun­da­tion is host­ing three work­shops to ex­plain the process and pro­vide tips and sup­port for ap­pli­cants on:

Tues­day, Au­gust 7 at the Wan­garatta Li­brary at 10am,;

Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 8 at Bright Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­tre at 10.30am; and

Thurs­day, Au­gust 9 at Beech­worth Town Hall at 5.30pm.

To regis­ter to at­tend a work­shop go to http://in­toourhands­foun­da­tion.com.au/grants/ and for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.in­toourhands­foun­da­tion.com.au or the Into Our Hands Foun­da­tion’s Face­book Page.

For more de­tails about Into our Hands, contact Sarah Thomp­son on 0466 252 866 or see www.in­o­tourhands­foun­da­tion.com.au.

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