Community Grants Program 2017

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Community Grants Program 2017

Posted on: 20.04.2017

Wollondilly Shire Council provides grants to community organisations, community groups and not for profit organisations. The community grants program provides funding towards community projects, events and small capital purchases to support community organisations and groups operating within the Wollondilly Local Government Area for the benefit of local residents.

The Mayor, Cr. Judith Hannan, encourages local community groups to check their eligibility and apply. “The support that Council can provide through grants can make a huge difference to local arts, culture, sustainability, recreational activities and events,” she said.

There are 5 grant categories in this round of funding:

  • Community Projects: maximum grant $3,000

Projects that help local communities to build skills, identify opportunities and / or undertake actions for the social benefit of community members.

  • Arts & Culture Event: maximum grant $1,000

Events that foster the Shire’s cultural identity, or that provide an accessible, diverse range of community art and cultural opportunities.

  • Sustainability Projects: maximum grant $500

Projects that support the local environment and assist in making Wollondilly a more sustainable place to live.

  • Leisure & Recreation Activities: maximum grant $500

Activities that provide access to physical and social pursuits to support a healthy and active community.

  • Small Capital Equipment: maximum grant $500

Purchases of small capital equipment items to support community organisation activities.

 The community grants program opens on 1 May 2017 and closes on 31 May 2017. Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2017.

Information sessions will be held on 4 May 2017 at 11.00am and 5.00pm at Council’s Administration Building in the Yellaloo Meeting Room.  Applicants are encouraged to attend the information sessions. For more information, or to register for the grant information sessions, please contact Council’s Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 9611, or council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.

For grant guidelines and application forms, visit the Community Grants Section on Council’s website.