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Community grants opening soon

Castlemaine Jazz Festival performers

Wednesday 13 December 2017

If you have an event, activity or project planned for 2018 consider applying for a community grant from Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Council’s Community Grant Program will open on Monday 22 January 2018.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to incorporated and not-for-profit community groups and organisations to support local community-based projects and initiatives that align with Council objectives.

“Our local community has undertaken phenomenal work through our Community Grants Program,” said Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We’ve supported a range of projects through our grants including a community gathering for World Suicide Prevention Day, the development of a cultural landscape plan for Newstead Railway Arts Hub and assisting with the implementation of the Boomerang Bags program in the shire,” said Ms Knight.

“In 2018 we’re again looking to provide funding for projects across all sectors – from the arts and environment, to sport, health and wellbeing projects,” she said.

“We encourage all groups to get creative and make an application for a project, activity or event that helps our community in some way,” she said.

Applications for the 2018 Community Grants Program close at 4.00 pm on Friday 23 February 2018. Funding is available for projects planned to be completed by 31 January 2019.

Information sessions will be held in early 2018 to give applicants an opportunity to speak to Council about their project.

Program guidelines will available at the Civic Centre or on Council’s website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CommunityGrants in January 2018.

For more information contact Rebecca Smith, Council’s Community Partnerships Officer on 5471 1744 or email grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: The 2017 Castlemaine Jazz Festival was just one of many events supported by Council’s Community Grants Program – image Robbie Noakes.

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