Council Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens Monday
The grants offer up to $2,000 in funding which must be matched with cash, materials, volunteer hours or in kind initiatives. Projects eligible for application include activities and events that involve, educate and benefit residents in the Maitland community in line with the recently revised Section 356 Community Grants Policy.
Applicants may apply for funding under two categories including Commemorative Days, and Recognised Days and Weeks. Commemorative Days include ceremonies which acknowledge and commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations. Projects within this category may include but are not limited to ceremonies associated with ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
Recognised Days and Weeks include significant cultural and community initiatives which celebrate national and international days and weeks such as International Day of People with Disability, Harmony Day, Child Protection Week or Mental Health Month.
Council’s Manager Community and Recreation Laurie D'Angelo says, ‘Council’s Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program is an opportunity for organisations and groups to mark significant occasions and causes with activities that involve the Maitland community. We’re eager to see applications that engage members of the public and address important matters that impact the local community.’
Applications open on Monday 12 August and close Monday 23 September. The second 2019/20 round will open in February 2020. Submissions will be assessed against eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the guidelines and application form available here. For more information click here.