Community Grants Program applications closing soon
August 09, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local associations to get their nominations in for the Community Grants Program, with applications closing Wednesday 31 August.
The Community Grants Program aims to help local organisations in building vibrant, safe and active local communities through the promotion of community based projects.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available to all associations and community groups within Shoalhaven City for projects that meet the funding grant guidelines.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said organisations looking to take advantage of this program should make sure their nominations are in shortly with the application period closing at the end of the month.
“The Community Grants Program is a fantastic scheme, encouraging a supportive approach to innovative community programs,” said Clr Green.
“The grant money can be placed towards any program, event or scheme that demonstrates value to any of the area’s towns and villages.
“I would encourage any local association that is looking to build social equity and address community needs within their local area to apply for funding under the 2011 Community Grants program.”
Applications under the 2011 Community Grants program must include the following:
• A completed application form, ensuring that all details have been provided.
• The organisation's latest audited financial statement, or where an organisation is not subject to audit requirements, a statement of income and expenditure over the past 12 months must be provided.
• A copy of the organisation's most recent Annual Report.
• A copy of the organisation's constitution or Statement of Aims and Objectives if a new applicant, or where these details have changed since a previous application
Organisations looking to make an application are strongly advised to visit the Council homepage, www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au and download the application and funding guidelines. Applications close Wednesday 31 August.
For more information on the Shoalhaven City Community Grants, please contact Community Services on (02) 4429 3446.