Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program and Stronger Communities Fund are now open

18/07/2016

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner has announced that the Stronger Communities Fund and Community Grants Program are now open for applications.

Mr Rayner said that many organisations providing valuable support to our community will benefit from additional resources through these funding programs.

“Georges River Council is allocating $200,000 to community groups and organisations through the Georges River Community Grants Program,” he said.

“Not for profit community organisations will be able to apply for funding of up to $10,000 each for their proposed projects.

“We would also like to see community organisations work in partnership with each other.

“Eligible projects could target upgrades of club or sporting facilities, community programs, cultural events or sustainability initiatives.”

Mr Rayner said the Stronger Communities Fund, worth $1 million, is designed for a range of community projects and programs, as well as funds to improve community infrastructure that are of significance and value to the local area.

“This funding is part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities funding commitment to newly merged councils,” he said.

“Groups in our area can apply for grant funding of up to $50,000 each in this category.”

Both Grant Programs have the following four categories
  • Community development
  • Culture and arts development
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Sport and recreation.
Mr Rayner said Council is looking for projects and programs which target one or more of these categories, are innovative, and provide a revitalised local approach to the area.

“We are committed to supporting the continuous improvement of locally-driven projects and initiatives which meet local needs and build capacity in the local area,” he said.

“The Stronger Communities Fund and the Community Grants Program provide a great opportunity for local groups, organisations and individuals to implement projects, activities and even infrastructure that will benefit our local community.

“Within each program, funds will be allocated according to a merit-based assessment of their contribution.”

For more information regarding the funding guidelines and criteria for applying, visit Council’s website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/community/community-grants

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