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COUNCIL’S COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Date: 21 August 2017

Applications for Maitland City Council’s Community Grants program are now open and local community organisations are encouraged to apply.

The grants assist organisations to deliver projects, community events, services, and facilities in Maitland that foster community partnerships, promote access to community resources and ultimately provide benefit to the wider community.

Organisations can receive up to $5,000 in funding for projects that fall within the categories of cultural and local studies, community development, leisure and recreation, and community events and initiatives.

Council’s Manager Community and Recreation Lynn Morton says, ‘Council’s Community Grants program helps provide an extra financial boost for many community organisations. Some of the organisations that have been successful in the past include City of Maitland Pipes & Drums, Endeavour Group Australia, Slow Food Hunter Valley and the Maitland Neighbourhood Centre.

‘The Community Grants program can make a real difference to local groups and allows those groups to continue their good work in the community’.

To be successful, projects will be assessed on the benefit to the community, innovation, level of community consultation and the capacity for the community group to deliver the project.

Organisations also have the opportunity to apply for Community Grant funding to help run NAIDOC Week, International Men’s Day, International Women’s Day and International Day of People with a Disability events and initiatives.

Applications close 30 September and for more information or to complete an application form for the Community Grants program visit maitland.nsw.gov.au/ResidentsCommunity/ComGrants