Apply now for a share of community grants - Round 2 opens
Posted: January 23, 2012
Round 2 of Council’s General Grants program opens for applications on Monday, January 23, 2012.
The General Grants Program focuses on supporting local initiatives, local organisations, and projects that enhance community wellbeing and opportunity.
A good response was received to Round 1 of the General Grants program for 2011/2012, with over 20 community organisations seeking assistance through the program.
Eligible community organisations are again encouraged to apply for assistance for proposed activities or projects in Round 2.
Further, Council is re-affirming its commitment to seniors across the Southern Downs by inviting eligible community groups that are planning to hold activities or events in Seniors Week 2012 (18 – 26 August), to apply for assistance in this Round up to a maximum of $150.00 under the Monetary Donation – Sponsorship category of the General Grants program.
Mayor Ron Bellingham offered high praise for the many groups within the region which provide services and activities that benefit the regional community.
“Through this grants program, Council is able to acknowledge the tremendous value of strong community groups, community initiatives, activities and projects to the social and economic well-being of our region,” Cr Bellingham said.
The General Grants Program offers assistance under the following categories:
|Monetary Donation – Sponsorship up to||$ 150|
|Monetary Donation – Capital Project up to||$ 500|
|Fee Relief – Certain Council Statutory Fees up to||$1,000|
|Fee Relief – Council Disposal fees for garbage
produced at an event conducted by a Community Group up to
Applications must be received by close of business on Friday, February 17, 2012 and may be lodged in person at Council offices, or posted to the Chief Executive Officer, Southern Downs Regional Council, PO Box 26, Warwick.
Faxed, emailed or incomplete applications will not be accepted, and applications submitted or postmarked after the closing date may not be considered.
For further information regarding the General Grants Program, contact Gwen Jones, Community Development Officer, on telephone 4681 5522.
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