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Round one of Council's Greater Grants Program now open

28 August 2017

Community groups in the Southern Grampians Shire are invited to access a range of grants through Council’s recently revamped Greater Grants Program.

The program offers an ideal opportunity for eligible community groups to access up to $15,000 per financial year and is intended to help provide a funding source for initiatives, events and projects that directly benefit the Southern Grampians Shire. Applications for more than $2,500 must demonstrate cash or in-kind contributions and must provide evidence of cash held, or must be able to demonstrate their financial capacity.

Grants are provided in a range of categories including Community Infrastructure, Arts and Cultural Development, Community Strengthening, Tourism and Events, Environmental Sustainability, and Heritage Grants.

Mayor Cr. Mary-Ann Brown said Council are pleased to be able to offer funding to community groups to help support the establishment of their great ideas and initiatives.

“I encourage community groups who are thinking of applying for funding to speak directly to Council staff about their project or idea.

“We have decided to return to offering the grants in two rounds per year in an effort to streamline the application process and timeliness of assessments for groups applying for funds,” Cr Brown said.

“Round one for 2017/18 is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017. The second round for this financial year will open in February 2018” Cr Brown concluded.

A FREE Grant Writing Workshop will be held on Monday 4 September at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning commencing at 6pm. Interested community members are encouraged to head along and learn the basics of writing a grant application or further develop their grant writing skills, in this interactive workshop with one of the community's most experienced grant-writers, Linda Grant.

Workshop details
Date Monday 4th September from 6.00pm - 8:30pm
Venue Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, 333 North Boundary Road, Hamilton 3300
Presented by Linda Grant, funded by Volunteer Connect and Southern Grampians Shire Council
RSVP Jane Coshutt via email or call 03 557 30242 or 0448 114 745
Light meal and notes included.

Eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, including the full guidelines and application form are available on the Council website or by contacting Customer Service on 5573 0444.

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