Work­shops to boost grant chances

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Indigo Shire Mayor, Cr Jenny O’Con­nor, said that coun­cil was pleased to once again of­fer com­mu­nity grants and tourism events grants for 2018-19.

“To help in­form po­ten­tial ap­pli­cants of the type of ac­tiv­i­ties which would be suit­able for fund­ing, and the pro­cess of ap­ply­ing for fi­nan­cial sup­port, coun­cil of­fi­cers will con­duct work­shops across the Shire,” Cr O’Con­nor said.

“I urge as many res­i­dents as pos­si­ble to at­tend and learn how they can avail them­selves of this ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for their tourism and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Cr O’Con­nor said the grants pro­gram sup­ported the com­mu­nity’s hard-work­ing hand­son con­trib­u­tors and helped them pro­mote and im­prove their ser­vices in a wide range of en­deav­ours across the shire.

“In pre­vi­ous years these grants have helped a wide range of or­gan­i­sa­tions im­prove fa­cil­i­ties, pur­chase equip­ment, carry out ren­o­va­tions and pro­vide train­ing and sup­port,” Cr O’Con­nor said.

Cr O’Con­nor said a to­tal of $47,500 has been pro­posed in the draft bud­get for com­mu­nity, arts and cul­ture pro­jects, with a fur­ther $2,500 for youth fo­cused ini­tia­tives.

The draft bud­get has also rec­om­mended $26,000 for tourism pro­jects.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for­mally opened on Wed­nes­day, June 6. In pre­vi­ous years, suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants have re­ceived funds rang­ing from $200 to $4,000.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 5pm on Fri­day, July 20. For more in­for­ma­tion, and to down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion form, please visit www.in­digoshire. vic.gov.au/grants.

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