Council launches new funding opportunities

October 19, 2017

Federation Council has launched its new and improved grant programs, designed to empower groups to develop ideas, projects and events that contribute to the vibrancy and well-being of the community.

The Community Grants Program will support initiatives that deliver a range of social and economic benefits to communities across the Federation Council area.

The program provides a more streamlined approach to supporting local community groups, organisations and clubs with delivering community projects and events.

Two rounds will be facilitated each year, with a total amount of $55,000 available to fund initiatives that:

• Promote a sense of community identity and pride.

• Stimulate economic growth within the community.

• Encourage wide participation in events and community projects.

• Promote Federation Council as a vibrant and diverse place to live and visit.

• Encourage and stimulate the growth of effective community development and cultural programs within Federation Council.

• Foster community partnerships.

Round one is now open with funds available to help local community groups, organisations and clubs to deliver a range of community projects and events.

Council is encouraging applications of up to $3000 before Friday, November 3.

Successful applicants will be notified on November 22.

Federation Council Events and Project Officer Jenny Bevis said the program was a way for the community to bring forward new ideas and develop existing projects to a new height.

“It’s also a way of encouraging community participation in local activities and championing projects that have a strong economic and social impact,” she said.

The introduction of a new Event Sponsorship Program is expected to attract larger events to the region that provide a significant return on investment for the community, as well as support current events to grow.

The Event Sponsorship Program will operate year round and support events that market Federation Council as a tourist destination and demonstrate a positive economic impact.

“This program will focus on events that drive visitation and overnight stays in the region, in addition to providing another great attraction for local residents,” Ms Bevis said.

Proposals seeking sponsorship can be submitted at any time and will be assessed against a set criterion to determine the level of benefit generated from the event for the community.

Further information and program guidelines are available by visiting council’s website:

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