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Community Sponsorship program application for Baw Baw Shire is open until 3 April 2023

Baw Baw Shire Council is inviting applications to support community led activities.

By news@gippsland - 6th March 2023 - Back to News

Individuals and not-for-profit sporting and community groups are invited to apply for funding through council's Community Sponsorship program to deliver events and activities that support social and community outcomes. The biannual program enables the delivery of vibrant community events and supports individuals and groups to become ambassadors for the region whilst representing Baw Baw Shire locally and across the Country.

Recent media reports indicate that $130 million of Labor's allocated $165 million has already been spent for repairs of roads around the state

Recent media reports indicate that $130 million of Labor's allocated $165 million has already been spent for repairs of roads around the state

Sponsorship program

As part of the 2022 sponsorship program, over $49,000 was awarded to support the various individuals, groups, and ambassadors across the Shire. Some of the 2022 recipients included:

  • Warragul Amateur Swimming Club, who competed in the National Swimming Competition in Darwin
  • Thorpdale Potato Festival Committee, to support the delivery of the upcoming Thorpdale Potato Festival
  • Drouin Ficifolia Festival Committee, who recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of the festival

"Each year we see so many of our local clubs, groups and ambassadors benefit from this program" says Baw Baw Shire Mayor, Annemarie McCabe.

"Last round the program assisted 11 not-for-profit groups and 4 individuals and clubs to achieve great things that might not have been possible. This alone is a testament to the value of this program in providing a helping hand for our community," the mayor said.

Sponsorship categories

Applications are now open for four weeks and will close at 12pm on Monday 3 April 2023.

  • Community events: Up to $5,000 available for not-for-profit groups/businesses to deliver events such as, youth events and programs, one off events, new and existing events
  • Baw Baw Ambassadors: Up to $500 for individuals or $1,500 for groups/teams that are based in Baw Baw Shire and competing in or attending an event representing the region can apply

How to apply

Applications are to be made via appointment. Community groups and individuals seeking funding for their next community event or ambassadorship are encouraged to contact our Social and Community Planning team on 1300 229 229 during business hours or email to make an appointment. For more information go to Baw Baw Shire Community Sponsorship page

Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said, "If you're keen to find out if council's sponsorships program can support your next activity, then make a booking and get in touch with our team to work through your application for this round".

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