Council's biannual Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens today
Council’s Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens today. The program provides opportunities for local non-profit community based organisations and groups to assist in the coordination of activities and events within the Maitland LGA, which directly relate to National and International Days or Weeks including Commemorative Days.
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 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 Acting Manager Community and Recreation Emily Livens says, ‘Council’s inaugural Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opened late last year, with events including Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day funded through the first round of the program.
‘This grant, which opens biannually in August and January, provides an opportunity for organisations and groups to mark significant occasions and causes with activities that involve the Maitland community’.
Applications open today, Monday 13 January, and close Monday 24 February. Submissions will be assessed against eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the guidelines and application form available on Council’s website. For more information or to complete an application click here.