Federation Community Grants Program is set to open

Community Grants Program 2024

Round two of the Federation Council 2023/2024 Community Grants Program is set to open Monday 5 February 2024 with funds available to help local community groups, organisations and clubs to deliver a range of community projects and events.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Patrick Bourke is encouraging not-for-profit groups and organizations to apply for a share in $30,000 of funding for this year’s second round of Community Grants Program.

“The Community Grants Program is an initiative aiming to empower groups to develop ideas, projects and events that can contribute to the vibrancy and connected community of Federation Council.”

“We see this as a way to bring forward new ideas and help to develop existing projects to a new height. The grants program is a community focused initiative that gives organisations a way of involving the wider community, their participation in local activities and, championing projects that have a strong economic and social impact,” Mayor Bourke said.

Eligible applicants can apply under one of three categories:

  • Category 1 – Seed funding grant; to support the establishment of new initiatives, applicable up to $3,000 per applicant.
  • Category 2 – Emerging Grant funding; to support the promotion of emerging projects, applicable up to $1,500 available per applicant.
  • Category 3 – Community events grant; to support the strategic development for small to medium events, applicable up to $1,500 per applicant.

Eligible applicants can apply for grant funding for one-off projects through one of the eleven focus categories:

  1. Arts and Culture;
  2. Accessibility and Inclusion;
  3. Children and Families.
  4. Community Work and Welfare;
  5. Events & Tourism;
  6. Health Promotion;
  7. Seniors (Ageing Well);
  8. Sports and Recreation;
  9. Skill Development and Learning;
  10. Volunteers
  11. Young People

“We have a great guide available to all residents and organisations, that can assist with ensuring your application and initiatives are eligible for funding available through our website,” Mayor Bourke said.

“If you are an eligible group and you have a great idea that can benefit the wider community, submit your initiative through the Community Grants Program via our online application form from Monday 5 February, 2024. Application will close 5pm, Friday 15 March 2024.”

Council encourages all groups wishing to apply to check Council’s website for the guidelines to ensure Council can assist as many groups as possible bring new ideas to fruition for the region.

Applications recommended for approval will be considered and announced to successful groups at the April 2024 Ordinary Council meeting.

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