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Great grant opportunities available for businesses and community groups - 27/2/2013

Mildura Rural City Council is urging community groups and businesses across the region to make the most of a range of funding opportunities available from Council.

Applications are now open for four different Council grants including the Recreation Facilities Upgrade Grant, the Recreation Development Grant, the Rural Access Grant and Environmental Project Grant. Not-for-profit community groups and organisations have until Friday 15 March to submit their online applications to be considered for funding.

More Council grants will also open for applications at the start of next month. These include the Events and Festivals Grants as well as the Commercial Waste Management Grant, which is being offered by Council for the first time ever this year.

Applications for these grants will open on Monday 4 March and close on Thursday 4 April 2013.

Grant details are outlined in the table below:

Grant Funding available Applications open Applications close
Recreation Facilities Upgrade Grant Up to $6,000 (on 2:1 ratio) Monday 4 February Friday 15 March
Recreation Development Grant Up to $1,000 (on 2:1 ratio) Monday 4 February Friday 15 March
Environmental Project Grant Up to $2,000 Monday 4 February Friday 15 March
Rural Access Grant Up to $2,500 Monday 4 February Friday 15 March
Events & Festivals Grants Up to $50,000 (subject to assessment) Monday 4 March Thursday 4 April
Commercial Waste Management Grant Up to $5,000 Monday 4 March Thursday 4 April


Mildura mayor Glenn Milne says Council is committed to supporting local community groups, organisations and clubs through its annual grants program.

“Last year we provided about half a million dollars in grant funding all up,” he said.

“That money was put to good use on a whole range of projects that help improve our community’s wellbeing.”

While Council grants have traditionally been available only to not-for-profit and community groups, the new Commercial Waste Management Grant gives businesses in the municipality a chance to secure Council funding too.

With up to $5,000 available, the grant is designed to help businesses implement responsible waste management practises such as recycling or waste reduction projects.

“Maximizing resource efficiency and reducing waste are key priorities for Council as an organisation and for our wider community,” Cr Milne said.

“This grant is a way of encouraging and supporting local businesses in their efforts to do the same.”

Full details about all Council grants, including eligibility criteria, application guidelines and grant opening closing dates are available on Council’s website www.mildura.vic.gov.au/grants or by calling Council on (03) 5018 8100.


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