Apply now for a Community Strengthening Grant 2019

Published on 27 August 2019

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Applications are now open for our Community Strengthening Grants Program with Major Grants (up to $10,000) and Minor Grants (up to $5,000) on offer.

These grants aim to provide funding for art and culture projects, community events, equipment, health promotion, environmental sustainability, tourism and infrastructure.

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 service, management of facilities, coordination of events and promotion of tourism, environmental sustainability and health in the community."

Art and culture projects or events could include holding skills development workshops, hosting music or art events and exhibitions, or workshops with community public art outcomes.

Health promotion ideas include projects supporting active and healthy lifestyles or opportunities to educate the community about mental health, drug and alcohol issues.

Previous examples of equipment and infrastructure projects which have been funded through the Community Strengthening Grants program include; 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. Applicants are encouraged to read the Community Strengthening Grants Guidelines which include information on eligibility, exclusions and terms and conditions prior to applying."

If you require access to a computer, libraries and community houses across the shire have computers available for public use by appointment.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019.