Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Don’t take funds for granted

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Edward River Council community

grants

It is that time of year again, when Edward River Council invites local community groups and not-forprofit organisati­ons to apply for funding through the Community Grants program.

Previous recipients include the men’s shed, the Deni Boat Club, Little Athletics, Kolety Landcare group, LHAG, sporting groups in the villages and Deniliquin and more.

Grants of up to $5000 are available and, according to mayor Norm Brennan, they make a great difference to local groups.

“Every year we’re pleased to be able to support these very important community groups — whether they provide mental health services, sports and training, conservati­on and land management or they aim to promote our region — it is a great opportunit­y to work with the community,” the mayor said.

Applicatio­ns will be accepted until Tuesday, August

24 with applicatio­n forms available on the council’s website, at www.edwardrive­r.nsw .gov.au.

Guidelines must be followed, with community groups and not-for-profits that offer a community project or event which is inclusive, encourages wide participat­ion, creates a sense of cultural pride or stimulates economic growth encouraged to apply.

“I encourage community groups to plan their grant applicatio­n early, read the applicatio­n guide, and speak with council’s community and economic developmen­t team about your applicatio­n to ensure it meets the guidelines to give it every chance of success,” Cr Brennan said.

Murray River Council community

grants

Applicatio­ns for round one of Murray River Council’s 2021-22 Community Grants program are now open.

The competitiv­e grant round offers individual grants of up to $3000.

Mayor Chris Bilkey is encouragin­g local community groups or not-for-profit organisati­ons to apply.

“The community grants program is in place to support our local groups and committees to further their ideas or projects.

“Whether it’s an event people are looking to get off the ground or a new piece of equipment for a facility; if it is of benefit to our local area I would encourage community groups to apply,” he said.

These community grants are in addition to funds currently being provided to recurring, annual events and projects.

Further informatio­n, as well as access to the online applicatio­n form, can be found on the council’s website, at www.murrayrive­r.nsw .gov.au/councilgra­nts.

Applicatio­ns will be assessed against a range of criteria, including demonstrat­ed community need, sustainabi­lity, community benefit, inclusiven­ess and more.

Applicatio­ns close Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

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