The Community Funding Scheme provides grants of up to $12,000 to not-for-profit community groups for programs and services that benefit local residents and helps to achieve the strategic priorities of Council.
Does your community group have an idea for a project which:
- meets locals needs
- strengthens community relationships
- aligns with the scheme priorities of: accessibility, diversity and fairness; economic benefit to local towns; environmental sustainability and conservation; health and wellbeing
- complements strategic Council directions and plans
If yes, your group should consider applying for a community grant from Council in the next available round.
Applications for the Community Funding Scheme will open on Monday 1 April 2019 and close at 5pm on 30 April 2019.
This free workshop outlines key information specific to the Community Funding Scheme Grant Program. It will assist you to increase your knowledge and hone your skills in grant writing to provide you with the best opportunity of writing a successful grant application.
This year all eligible ideas must fit into one of four funding streams:
- Community and cultural development projects
- Enhancing the effectiveness of local community groups
- Supporting local environmental projects
- Enhancing community places and infrastructure (this stream has been previously known as the Places for People funding program)
The total budget of the 2019 Community Funding Scheme is $160,000. In addition, the Commonwealth Home Support Program will fund up to $20,000 of projects that support positive ageing in our shire.
To understand the recent changes, we strongly encourage you and/or members of your group/organisation to attend this workshop. We will walk you through the application process and outline key information you need to write a successful grant application. We will also host a valuable Q & A session with Council Officers where your specific questions can be answered.
When: Thursday 28 March, 6.30pm–9pm
Where: Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton
Book: email Kerry at email@example.com with your name, with your groups name, organisation and/or food preferences.
|Macedon Ranges Health
||MRH Tweens & Parents Program
|Babes + Picnics Macedon Ranges
||Babes + Picnics Program Macedon Ranges
|Macedon Ranges Art Trail
||Presenting our Community
|Greater Romsey All Abilities Park Inc.
||Romsey Ecotherapy Park Woodland Ramble Community Planting Day
|Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network
||Macedon Ranges Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat
|Gisborne Soccer Club
||Maximising female participation in 2019 and beyond
|Macedon Ranges Montessori Inc.
||Macedon Ranges Montessori Preschool-going solar
||Dance Therapy - The feel good dance workout
|Macedon Villages Volunteers Inc.
||Nursery Road Boardwalk Revegetation
|Upper Campaspe Landcare Network Inc.
||Safety First/ Detecting Threatened Species by Remote Cameras
|Kyneton Country Basketball League / Kyneton Basketball Association
||Competition standard basketball backboards & rings
|Gisborne Little Athletics
|Friends of Malmsbury Gardens and Environs Inc.
||Malmsbury Botanic Gardens' Tree Labels/Indicative signage project
|Woodend Neighbourhood House
||Critical Legal Training for Not-for-Profit Organisations
|Romsey Primary School
||Romsey Primary School Kitchen Garden Cooking Program - kitchen fittings & utensils
|Tylden Community Hall
||Tylden Hall furniture refurbishment project
|U3A Kyneton Inc.
|Kyneton Little Athletics Club
||Update long jump pits
|St Pauls Playgroup
|Kyneton Horticultural Society Inc.
|TORC off Road Racing Club Inc.
||Introduce real time data streaming of races to our social media links
|Newham Mechanics Institute Inc.
||Maximise useful community space
|Total projects funded
For more information, call Emilie on (03) 5422 0206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org