Applications for Community Grants Program Round 16 now open

City Mayor Ian Carpenter presents the cheque for previous Round 15

City Mayor Ian Carpenter presents the cheque for previous Round 15

Banners for the Greenough Museum, NAIDOC week celebrations at Geraldton Universities Centre, Little Athletics painting their club house, a photography project in Mullewa, new seating at the Mullewa Sports Club and Heartmoves for Seniors are just some of the projects that got funded in the City of Greater Geraldton’s last round of Community Grants, which saw hundreds of thousands of dollars go towards community projects.

The City has announced that the next round, Round 16, of the Community Grants Program is now open for applications.

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 $550,332.

“It is always a pleasure to award Community Grants to local organisations who provide services which have significant impacts on the lives of the Greater Geraldton community. Whether it’s a local sports club, a community group, an arts project, a major event like the Mullewa Muster or assisting with shade sails for a bowling club, it all makes a huge difference.”

“Not many people would be aware that the City contributes hundreds and thousands of dollars directly to the community through this grants process, and it’s probably one of the most generous in the state, but the value it brings to the community is not to be underestimated,” he said.

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 16, go to the City’s website and download the Community Grants Application kit.

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 Friday 27th February 2015.