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Community Grants now open

Publish Date: 10/11/2016

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for Moira Shire community groups to help fund projects or events.

Applications for Moira Shire Council’s 2016/17 Community and Events Grants are now open and close on Friday 2 December.

Moira Shire General Manager Corporate Leanne Mulcahy said the grants are a great way to kick start community-minded initiatives.

"Community grants help facilitate projects which benefit the community," she said.

"We had a strong turn out at our Grants information sessions earlier this year and applications are now open."

Examples of the types of projects eligible for funding include accessibility improvements, playgrounds, building upgrades or supporting an event.

"We encourage applications which have substantial community benefit, including those which support female participation in sport, all abilities access and are sustainable," Ms Mulcahy said.

Grants are available in the following categories:

Grant   Description
 Community Events Grants  For community events with a limit of up to $500 per application
 Health Promotion Grants  For projects and/or events that address objectives in Council's Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, with a limit of up to $500 per application
 Arts and Culture Grants  For one-off arts and culture activities and events, with a limit of up to $2000 per application
 Community Minor Grants  For smaller projects with a limit of up to $2,500 per application
 Community Major Grants  For larger projects with a limit of up to $15,000 per application
 Tourism Events Grants  For tourism events that address key pillars or actions identified in Moira Shire Council's Business and Innovation Strategy, with a limit of $5,000 per application

Information  packs, including an application for and grants manual are available by contacting Council on 5871 9222 or visiting our website.

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