Community Grants Program Opens for 2022
Posted on: 05.05.2022
Wollondilly Shire Council's community grants program is now open, offering grants to local community groups, community and not for profit organisations.
The program provides funding towards 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 Matt Gould has encouraged local community groups to check their eligibility and apply and is hoping to see submissions from all villages across the Shire.
“The support that Council can provide through grants can make a huge difference to local arts, culture, sustainability, recreational activities and events,” he said.
Some of last year’s successful projects supported by the grant program included: River Road Kid’s Music Group, Film and Media Workshop, Men’s Health Project and Small Equipment Purchases including Laptop, Printer and BBQ.
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 2022 and closes on 31 May 2022. Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2022.
For more information, please contact Council’s Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 9611, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For grant guidelines and application forms, visit Council’s website