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Community Assistance Grants of $2,001 to $5,000 now available in Wellington Shire Council

Community groups looking for funding help can apply now for the latest round of Wellington Shire Council's Community Assistance Grants.

By news@gippsland - 14th January 2022 - Back to News

The Wellington Shire Council's Community Assistance Grants will be awarded to non-profit groups for events, projects and facilities that will benefit the Wellington Shire community. Applications are open to community groups for funding of $2,001 to $5,000 in the three categories.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye urged groups in their applications to consider outlining how the funding would benefit the Wellington community

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye urged groups in their applications to consider outlining how the funding would benefit the Wellington community

Community grants categories

Community Assistance Grants aim to build on community capacity, encourage participation in cultural development and support community initiatives that promote participation and working together to maintain our community assets. The categories that should be considered for the community grant application, and they are as follows:

Community Events

Celebrating the community or aspects of culture and identity, such as festivals, mardi gras, activities, open days, fun days, forums, garden parties, celebrations and anniversaries, etc

Community Projects

which fulfill a demonstrated need and benefit the diverse community, like arts initiatives, equipment, community gardens, community development programs, cultural projects, project planning, etc

Community Facilities

for minor capital works projects and maintenance to help increase access and use of a facility for the community. This could include kitchen upgrades, water tanks, building extensions, storage, accessibility improvements, shade shelters, etc

Encouraging groups to send applications

Mayor Ian Bye said, "In our last funding round, Council allocated more than $136,000 in funding to 28 different projects, events and facilities across Wellington Shire which needed our support."

"With many projects and events hopefully getting back on track after a couple of years of interruptions due to Covid-19, I encourage groups to seek funding through the Community Assistance Grants program." Cr Bye said.

Send your application

The Community Assistance Grant program has two rounds in 2022. The first round of funding will open from 14 January to 1 March and the second round will be from 13 June 2022 to 2 August.

Community groups wishing to apply for a grant should visit the Wellington Shire community grants page to view guidelines and assessment criteria and to access an application form. Groups can also contact Council's Grants Officer on 1300 366 244 to discuss their application.

Pictures from Wellington Shire Council Facebook page.


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