Council’s Community Grants program calls for submissions

Published on 26 July 2017

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Maribyrnong City Council’s 2017/2018 Community Grants program is now open for submissions, with $169,000 of grant funding available to support and strengthen a diverse range of community projects and activities that respond to the needs of the local community.

The program is designed to empower the community by supporting projects that promote community connection and participation, arts and cultural development, community pride, and programs that bring the City of Maribyrnong together to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation.

Community grant funding is available in the following categories:

  • Small Grants and Seniors Support up to $500
  • Medium Grants up to $5000 – Arts and Culture, Community Development, and Environmental Sustainability
  • Large Grants up to $15,000

“Council’s Community Grants program was established in 1996 and has been a valuable way of supporting organisations and individuals who enrich the social and cultural lives of the members of our community. These grants play an integral role in strengthening our community and developing innovative grassroots solutions to community and cultural needs and issues,” Cr Catherine Cumming, Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong, said.

Council supports applications from everyone in the community and encourages applications for projects that aim to create a more socially inclusive community and that engage diverse communities of all ages and backgrounds.

“Since its inception in 1996, this program has funded some truly amazing organisations who have gone on to deliver innovative and successful outcomes for our community. I encourage those with great ideas and a passion for community to apply,” continued Cr Cumming.

Submissions close on 5 September 2017.

Application forms and more information can be found here.

Community members who want more information about the program can call 9688 0200.


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