Local community organisations have until Friday 1 May to stake a claim for a share of the $200,000 pool, now available under Council’s annual Community Grants Scheme. The idea is that such grants go towards projects which develop or improve existing community facilities, provide activities or deliver services that improve the quality of life for Loddon residents. Over the past 15 years, Council has invested more than $1.4 million in around 650 projects, worth, in total, $5 million.
The scheme funds projects on a 2:1 basis, with Council giving $2 for every $1 contributed by the applicant. The most that can be applied for is $10,000, which requires a contribution of at least $5000 from the applicant, either cash or in-kind or both. Last year, 44 grants were made, taking up almost the full allocation. For more information, please phone Tony Bellenger on 5494 1200.