Community Grants Program now open for applications

Community organisations delivering projects which involve and benefit the Wakefield region are invited to apply for funding through the 2017/18 Council Community Grants Program.

Community Grant Guidelines 2017/2018.
 
 
The program is separated into three categories:
 
Community Infrastructure Program – up to $25,000 can be sourced for the planning, development and maintenance of community infrastructure facilities that meet the current and future needs of the Wakefield Regional Council community. 
Community Infrastructure Program Application Form
 
Community Benefit Program – up to $5,000 can be sourced for equipment, materials or resources to support the delivery of services or programs within the Wakefield Regional Council area.
Community Benefit Program Application Form
 
Community Water Scheme – up to $2,500 can be sourced for watering of grassed playing surfaces such as bowling greens and ovals. An additional $5,000 can be sourced for water expenses for the Balaklava, Owen and Hamley Bridge swimming pools.
Community Water Scheme Application Form
 
Successful applicants will receive offers by mid-August 2017. Applications close at 5pm Friday 2 June 2017.
 
Mayor Reid said, “Our grants program can really help community organisations who may need a little assistance to deliver their programs and services to the broader community. I encourage all community organisations within the Wakefield Regional Council area to consider applying for a grant to assist their valuable work within our community.”
 
The program offers substantial benefits within our region. As a result of the last round of grants, the Owen Community Shed was formerly established. Brian Parker, member of the Owen Community Shed, stated, “The grant meant the difference between a hugely beneficial project commencing in the town and not commencing at all. The project has been highly successful and has given people in the community the chance to come together and give people confidence.”
 
For grant application support contact Council’s Community & Development Officer on 8862 0800 or email admin@wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au. Otherwise visit the website www.grantassist.sa.gov.au for further information and tips on writing grant applications. 

 

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