Apply now - Community Strengthening Grants and one-off Arts

Published on 05 February 2020

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Applications are now open for our Community Strengthening Program – Minor Grants up to $5,000 and if you are a non-profit community group or organisation needing funding for an event or project, then this program is for you.

There is also an exciting one-off opportunity to apply for an Arts and Culture grant of up to $10,000.
These two grant streams aim to provide funding for projects, events, equipment, health promotion and environmental sustainability.
Mayor Libro Mustica said the Community Strengthening Program was a great way to kick start a community initiative.

“Community grants are a vital function of Moira Shire Council,” Cr Mustica said.
“They help facilitate projects which enrich the whole community and can assist in the development of services, management of facilities, co-ordination of events and promotion of tourism, environmental sustainability and health in the community.”
In regards to the one-off Arts and Culture grants, Cr Mustica said these would be specifically for the support of local artists, art or cultural organisations to deliver locally relevant arts and culture projects.

“These projects could include holding skills development workshops, hosting music or art events and exhibitions, or workshops with community public art outcomes,” he said.
Health promotion ideas which could be funded include projects supporting active and healthy lifestyles or opportunities to educate the community about mental health, drug and alcohol issues.

Various types of equipment which has been funded in the past include shelters, fencing/bollards, sporting club equipment, sound systems and defibrillators.

“Under the Environmental Sustainability category you can submit applications for projects that save water, energy or emissions such as the purchase of water saving fixtures and appliances, rooftop solar systems and energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting,” Cr Mustica said.
“You can apply online by visiting our website and if you require assistance in either planning your project or completing your application form council officers are here to help.

“If you require access to a computer, libraries across the shire have computers available for public use.”
Applications close 4pm Friday 13 March 2020.