Council's Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens Monday
Council’s biannual Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens Monday 10 August.
Council’s biannual Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program opens Monday 10 August. 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 Local Government Area, which directly relate to National and International Days or Weeks including Commemorative Days.
The grants offer up to $3,000 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 Coordinator Recreation & Community Planning Emily Livens says, ‘Council’s Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Program provides an opportunity for organisations and groups to mark significant occasions and causes with activities that involve the Maitland community.
‘Last year, locally organised events such as Maitland RSL Sub-Branch’s Remembrance Day were successful in accessing funding through the grant.’
Applications open Monday 10 August and close Monday 21 September. The second 2020/21 round will open in January 2021. 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 visit here.