Just ask coun­cil and your or­gan­i­sa­tion’s wish could be granted

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

SOUTH Bur­nett not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions look­ing for ex­tra fund­ing are in luck.

Round one of coun­cil’s 2019 Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram will open on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 1.

If you rep­re­sent a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion de­liv­er­ing lo­cal projects and ac­tiv­i­ties, you may be el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply.

Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and grants of­fi­cer, Kim­ber­ley Dono­hue, en­cour­aged com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions to con­tact her for as­sis­tance with the ap­pli­ca­tion process.

“I can as­sist with what grant will be most suit­able for them,” Ms Dono­hue said.

The pre­vi­ous pro­gram, which closed on Au­gust 31, 2018, re­ceived 54 ap­pli­ca­tions with a to­tal ask of $105,117.31.

“The event or project has to di­rectly as­sist the South Bur­nett re­gion,” Ms Dono­hue said.

The cat­e­gories avail­able un­der the Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram are:

Com­mu­nity events spon­sor­ship;

Com­mu­nity hall in­sur­ance grant;

Coun­cil­lor dis­cre­tionary fund;

Elite per­for­mance youth grant;

Healthy com­mu­ni­ties spon­sor­ship;

In-kind spon­sor­ship;

Project/pro­gram one-off spon­sor­ship;

Re­gional arts de­vel­op­ment fund; and

School stu­dent awards. This round closes on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 28.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact coun­cil on 4189 9100.

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