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Community Grants Open For Round Two

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Tuesday, 31 August 2021 - 4:45pm
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Golden Plains Shire Council Community Strengthening Grants Round Two Open

Community groups are encouraged to apply for a Community Strengthening Grant from Council in the program’s second round for 2021.

Applications open at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 1 September 2021, with grants of up to $10,000 available in four categories:

  • Healthy Active Living – to support recreation, sport, health and wellbeing projects
  • Creative Community – to support arts and culture projects
  • Environment and Sustainability – to support projects that improve the environment
  • Community Safety – to support projects that equip communities to be safe and resilient

Groups must match the amount of funding sought, either in cash or through in-kind contributions, such as in-kind volunteer support.

Individuals or unincorporated organisations applying for a grant will need an Auspice Organisation to formalise the funding arrangement. The Auspice agreement form is available on Council’s website.

Applications are open until 12pm, Thursday 30 September, 2021.

Mayor Cr Helena Kirby encouraged all Golden Plains community groups to apply for this year’s second round.

“The Community Strengthening Grants Program has been a valuable source of financial support for local events, projects and programs in our Golden Plains Shire communities for 26 years.

“Applications are open once again, and all Golden Plains community groups, big or small, are invited to put in an application to help make their program or event a reality.

“Earlier this year, we were able to support 12 terrific community projects in the first round, and I hope we’ll receive even more applications this time around.”

In June, Council awarded $44,531 to 12 community events and projects in the first round of this year’s Community Strengthening Grants Program. The funding supported a diverse range of valuable projects including establishing a neighbourhood community safety plan, upgrading community facilities and supporting local events.

To help community groups prepare for the second round, Council held four drop-in information sessions in July and August in Rokewood, Smythesdale, Inverleigh and Bannockburn, with a further two planned sessions cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information and to apply for a Community Strengthening Grant, visit click here or contact Council’s Community Partnerships Officer at 5220 7220 or [email protected]. All applications must be submitted through SmartyGrants portal, which can be accessed at Council's grants webpage.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.