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Grants opportunit­y for clubs


Ararat Rural City Council is encouragin­g community groups, clubs and organisati­ons across the municipali­ty to apply for the latest round of a community grants program.

The $23,000 program helps community groups and sporting clubs to enhance facilities, programs or events across the region. Applicants can apply for up to up to $5000.

Mayor Jo Armstrong said supporting the diversity of community groups and clubs across the municipali­ty was an important function of the council.

“Community grants are offered multiple times every year, giving eligible groups the chance to deliver projects, activities and events,” she said.

“Funding assistance from council recognises the vital role local groups and clubs have on delivering social benefits and enhancing community life.”

Cr Armstrong said the program had helped community organisati­ons across the municipali­ty for many years.

“During the pandemic, some organisati­ons have struggled to maintain sports, cultural or recreation­al activities,” she said.

“These grants give local groups and clubs a much needed boost to expand their facilities and grow.

“We encourage groups to be innovative and creative in addressing needs.

“Strong and inclusive communitie­s are the lifeblood of our region and what makes Ararat Rural City a great place to live.”

The council will consider each request and notify applicants in writing of the outcome.

People can visit www.ararat. or call the council’s community and events coordinato­r on 5355 0257 for more informatio­n.

Applicatio­ns close August 30.

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