Council grants are now available
Community groups are encouraged to apply for a share of more than $100 000 in round two of Greater Shepparton City Council’s 2014-15 grants program.
The Our Sporting Future, Community Arts Grants, Events Grants and Community Matching Grants programs are all currently open for application until February 6.
The Community Arts Grants of up to $2500 will support the development and implementation of community arts activities and projects as part of council’s commitment to participation in the arts.
The Community Matching Grants offers grants up to $2500 to support one-off projects which build or strengthen Greater Shepparton communities and benefit the community.
Applications for the events grants (small and major events) are also available as of January 2 for funding for both small events ($500-$2000) and major events ($2000-$5000).
The Our Sporting Future program offers three components: Minor (up to $15 000 with a $1 to $1 contribution); major ( up to $30 000 with a $1 to $1 contribution); and sports aid (up to $5000).
The Our Sporting Future pro- gram assists community sporting organisations with the implementation of small to medium sized facility development projects and development programs for new and emerging sporting organisations across the municipality.
Council’s sustainable development acting director Colin Kalms encouraged community groups to apply for a relevant grant.
‘‘The programs fund a range of projects and activities. As an example, in the most recent round of the Community Matching Grants, funded projects included the We Shall Remember Them project from the Undera Primary School and a Gentle Exercise program for the Codgers Capers Men’s Group,’’ he said.
‘‘The Our Sporting Future program funded solar panels for the Shepparton United Football Netball Club and a netball change area and cricket shelter for the Shepparton Swans Football Netball Club.
‘‘There are so many projects which can be funded. If anyone is interested, I encourage you to get in touch with council and have a chat about your project.’’
For more information visit http:/ /greatershepparton.com.au/ grants-and-funding