The annual Community Grants Program provides opportunities to support and empower locals and community groups to become engaged, connected and take action to support their local community. A total of seven grants are currently open for applications:
- Community Arts Grants
- Australia Day Grants
- Our Sporting Future Funding Grants
- Community Matching Grants
- Community Sustainability Grants
- Small Town Festive Event Grants
- Seniors Festival Grants
Each of the grants offer different levels of financial assistance to support community projects and events in a bid to help boost the region’s economy.
Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe encouraged any eligible local community groups and organisations to apply for their share of funding.
“Council is committed to assisting the Greater Shepparton community in its recovery from COVID-19 and these grants are just one of the many measures we are undertaking,” she said.
“I encourage the community to head to Council’s website to see what funding and grants are on offer. There might just be one suited to your community group, small town or sporting club that can help fund an event or community initiative.”
Council are hosting two Zoom Information Sessions on Wednesday, 14 July and Tuesday, 10 August for anyone interested in making an application and seeking further information.
To register for an information session, please visit the links below:
Wednesday, 14 July at 6.30pm. Eventbrite Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/162229235009
Tuesday, 10 August at 6.30pm. Eventbrite Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/162229692377
Applications for the Community Grants Program open today, Monday 12 July, and close on Friday, 20 August 2021. For more information or to apply for one of the grants, visit Council’s website: https://greatershepparton.com.au/community/grants-and-funding