National Youth Week
The successful community grant recipients for 2017 are Youth Off the Streets, Youth Express, Up n Up, House with No Steps, Samaritans, Maitland Neighbourhood Centre and Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council. A number of activities have been planned for Youth Week by the successful recipients.
This year, National Youth Week will be held from Friday 31 March until Sunday 9 April. Since its establishment in 1989 the annual event has aimed to empower young people and it has become the country’s largest annual youth event. It is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.
For more information on National Youth Week, please visit the NSW Youth Week website.
Community Grants Program
The Community Grants program provides financial support to local non-profit community based organisations to fund events, projects and activities that benefit the community and resident needs. Community Grants are designed to assist in the establishment of projects, services and facilities in Maitland that foster community partnerships, promote access to community resources, and are deemed to benefit the community.
Applications for Community Grants open will Open in August 2017 closing in September 2017.
Community based groups can apply for up to $5,000 per round of funding. There are four categories that groups can apply for including:
CULTURAL AND LOCAL STUDIES
Projects, activities, and events that provide opportunities for residents to participate in a broad range or arts, culture and or local history activities that enhance quality of life.
Projects, activities and events that meet an identified need for residents and foster opportunities for community participation and development.
LEISURE AND RECREATION
Projects, activities and events that provide opportunities for residents to engage in leisure and recreational activities with the aim of improving health, fitness and quality of life.
COMMUNITY EVENTS &
Projects, Activities or Events that allow the community to connect and celebrate with one another, or, a temporary creative public initiative that encourages people to use underutilised spaces around the city.
Applications for Community Grants open on
Monday 22 August 2016 and can be submitted by completing the below Application
Form and emailing to Kelly Baldwin, Council’s Administration Facilities Team Leader, at email@example.com For more information about the grants program, Kelly can be contacted on
*Please note, if you are having issues completing the Application Form using Google Chrome, please try and open the form with a different web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Sports & Arts high Achievers Grant Program
The Sports & Arts High Achievers Grant Program provides opportunities for Council to assist residents who achieve representation and excellence at the highest levels of their chosen field. The Grant is designed to recognise an individual’s or team’s achievements in the area of arts and culture or sport and recreation. Applicants must be living in the Maitland LGA and have been selected to represent or participate at a national or international level. Funding amounts range from $450 to $1,500 depending on the level of representation.
Applications for this Grant close on the second Monday of each month at 4.00pm.
Please contact Kelly Baldwin, Administration Facilities Team Leader for further information on 4934 9708.
ClubGRANTS - 2016
The ClubGRANTS program application and funding process is now closed for 2016. The total funding available this year was $48,093 with a total of 21 applicants successful in receiving full or part funding. The Grant is awarded to non-profit community based organisations, groups and individuals from Maitland.
Applications for next year’s round of ClubGrants will open in May 2017.
Please contact Jessica Forbes, Community Planner for further information on 4934 9881.
Other community grants
Community builders NSW has links to funding sources for community groups and projects from federal, state and local government as well as some philanthropic funds and companies.