Community Grants Program opening for 2018

Warragamba Panorama

Community Grants Program opening for 2018

Posted on: 27.04.2018

Wollondilly Shire Council provides grants to community organisations, community groups and not for profit organisations through the community grants program, which opens in May 2018.

The 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.

Wollondilly Mayor, Cr. Judith Hannan, has encouraged 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 five 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 2018 and closes on 31 May 2018. Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2018.

Information sessions will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018 at 10.00am and 5.30pm at Council’s Administration Building.  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 Council’s website https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/community/council-grants-and-sponsorship/community-grants-program/