Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Don’t take funds for granted
Edward River Council community
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
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.