Five Council grants opening soon

Published on 14 July 2016

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The next round of Mildura Rural City Council Community Grants is set to open on Monday 1 August 2016 with community groups and organisations being encouraged to apply.

Funding is available through the following grants programs with funding from $1,000 up to $50,000 available depending on the project, program or event:

  • Community Project
  • Environmental Project
  • Events Funding and Support (events held between 1 July to 30 December 2017)
  • Recreation Development
  • Recreation Facilities Upgrade

“It is fantastic to be able to offer these valuable community grants again this year,” Mayor Glenn Milne said.

“In the last round of grants more than 50 local arts, recreation, sporting and community groups and event organisers received grants and shared in more than $190,000.

“The grants ranged from $200 all the way through to $15,000.”

Council will once again host information sessions to give community groups, clubs, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and residents important details about the different types of grants available.  

“I really encourage anyone looking for financial support for their project to come along to these sessions,” said Cr Milne “We have a great variety of funding available and can help you with any questions you might have about the process.”

Cr Milne said support would be provided for anyone who is unfamiliar with the online grant application process.

It is important the applicants read the grant guidelines carefully as Council has recently adopted new policies which has seen some changes to grants eligibility criteria.

“We also want to remind people who are looking at projects on Council-owned or managed land or facilities that they must apply for and receive approved Land Managers Consent from Council prior to submitting a grant application,” Cr Milne said. 

“The Land Managers Consent process can take up to 6 weeks from the date the completed application form is received until the final approval comes through”.

People wishing to attend one of the grants information sessions are asked to contact Council to RSVP prior to the sessions via grants@mildura.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5018 8100, with the sessions to be held at:

Mildura
6pm, Wednesday 27 July 2016
Committee Room, upstairs at Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre
Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Ouyen (SESSION CANCELLED)
Please contact Council for any inquiries you may have relating to our grant application process.

People who can’t attend the information sessions are strongly encouraged to contact Council directly and discuss the application with the grants staff prior to submitting any documents.

Applications for this round of funding close at 4pm on Monday 12 September 2016.

For more information about Council grants visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/grants

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