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Council Grants

Mildura Rural City Council invites eligible community groups and organisations across the municipality to submit applications for the following grants:

  • Arts Development
  • Commercial Waste Management
  • Environmental Projects
  • Events and Festivals
  • Recreation Development
  • Recreation Facilities Upgrade
  • Rural Access

When do applications open and close?
Applications open: Monday 9 February, 2015 at 9.00am
Applications close: Monday 23 March 2015 at 4.00pm

Information Sessions will be held:

Monday 2 February 2015
6pm – 7pm
Council’s Ouyen Service Centre
Oke Street, Ouyen

Tuesday 3 February 2015
Committee Room, Deakin Avenue Service Centre
Mildura Rural City Council
76 Deakin Avenue (corner Ninth Street), Mildura

Please RSVP your interest to attend the Information Session by COB Friday 30 January to Jeni Snadden on (03) 5018 8100.

Groups proposing projects at Council owned or managed facilities must apply for and receive approved Land Managers Consent prior to submitting a grant application. Groups requiring Land Managers Consent are encouraged to contact Council before the grant opening date as the approval process may take up to 6 weeks from receipt of a completed application form.

All grant applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Council to discuss their application prior to submission.

More information
Phone (03) 5018 8100

Arts Development Grant

The Arts Development Grant aims to extend opportunities for the community to participate in and experience the arts, be it performing, visual or dramatic arts activities including artistic and production skills development, establishment of new arts organisations as well as professional assistance.

How much is available?
Up to $2,000.

Commercial Waste Management Grant

Commercial Waste Management Grants provide funding assistance for those businesses and organisations that want to improve their waste management practices. This may include initiatives to implement waste reduction and/or recycling projects. It is expected that such projects or services have measurable outcomes for the community and environment.

How much is available?
Up to $5,000.

Environmental Project Grant

The Environmental Project Grant provides funding for innovative environmental projects including initiatives to implement or enhance water conservation, waste management, energy conservation or revegetation.

How much is available?
Up to $2,000.

Events & Festivals Grants

Council recognises the contribution of events within the municipality that are organised at a community, national and international level to promote the region’s diversity and culture and the economic, environmental and social benefits they bring to the local community.

One (1) Year Grants
Events which are to be held between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016 are eligible to apply for funding in this round.

Recreation Grants

Council’s Recreation Grants Scheme provides recreation groups with the opportunity and financial assistance to undertake a broad range of small to medium projects, with funding available through two different programs.

The Recreation Development Grant is aimed at projects that encourage new leisure initiatives with the potential to expand the range and quality of recreation opportunities or increase participation in a particular activity.

The Recreation Facilities Upgrade Grant is aimed at capital works projects that will improve or upgrade recreation facilities within the municipality.

How much is available?
Recreation Development Grant - Up to $1,000.
Recreation Facilities Upgrade Grant - Up to $6,000.

All recreation grants are provided on a $2 for $1 funding ratio. For every $2 contributed by Mildura Rural City Council to a project, successful applicants must contribute a minimum of $1.

Rural Access Grant

The Rural Access Grant assists local, not-for-profit organisations and groups to deliver locally-based projects that meet the needs of people with a disability, their carers and families.

These grants also provide infrastructural responses to access barriers that affect people with a disability including ramps, the removal of steps to create level access, permanent hearing loops, accessible signage and accessible toilet facilities.

How much is available?
Up to $3000.

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