Applications for Community Grants Program Round 17 now open

The Women's Health Resource Centre’s Cervical Screening Service, STAY’s Learner Driver Program, the Mullewa Ag Show 2015 and the Mullewa Women's Indigenous Group were just some of the great community organisations that received funding through the City of Greater Geraldton’s previous round of Community Grants.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars is injected into the community as part of the City’s program and the City has announced that round 17 applications for the Community Grants Program are now open.

The aim of the City’s Grants Program is to provide assistance to local community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life within the Greater Geraldton region.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said in the previous round funding of $175,000 was provided to 20 organisations for projects valued at $894,975.

“There are so many great community organisations out there that provide services which have significant impacts on the lives of people in the Mid West,” he said.

“Not many people would be aware that the City contributes hundreds and thousands of dollars directly to the community through this grants process and the value it brings to the community is not to be underestimated.”

Applicants can apply for one of five categories in the Community Grants program, which includes:

  • Cultural Grant – Opportunities for Creativity
  • Economy Grant – Opportunities for Prosperity
  • Environmental Grant – Opportunities for Sustainability
  • Governance Grant – Leading the Opportunities
  • Social Grant – Opportunities for Lifestyle

To apply for Round 17, go to the City’s website and download the Community Grants Application kit.

You can also find changes to the Community Funding Policy on the CGG website.

Each application will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the application kit. The Council endeavours to ensure access and equity in its grants program and an even distribution throughout the municipality.

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday, 15 October 2015.