Grant applications open for major events and community initiatives

Port Macquarie-Hastings

Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC) is excited to once again open two grant programs that support local not-for-profits, sporting associations, event organisers, businesses and community groups.

PMHC’s Community Grants and Major Events Grants have now opened for 2024, with applications closing on March 17. The funding programs aim to provide a boost to projects and organisations that support and showcase a vibrant, connected, inclusive and engaged region.

Community Grants are available for local non-profit organisations who need support getting initiatives or projects off the ground.

There are four grant categories:

  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS – $10,000 To provide opportunities to deliver inclusive projects and programs that enhance community spaces, wellbeing and participation.

  • CREATIVE COMMUNITY – $5,000 To provide opportunities to support the delivery of creative activities such as performances, visual arts, dance, drama, and music.

  • COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS – $5,000 To provide opportunities to deliver events that enhance social inclusion and celebrate national days of significance.

  • MICRO GRANTS – $2,000 To support unexpected opportunities for our community organisations to enhance people, places and spaces.

The Major Events Grants stream provides financial support of up to $5,000 for events that have the potential to attract visitors to our region, or positively contribute to the region’s economic climate and generate destination exposure. These grants can be used for events held in the second half of 2024 (July-December).

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