Community Grants applications to open February 1

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Applications for round two of the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2017/2018 Community Grants Program will open on February 1 and close on February 22, for projects starting from June 1.

Grants of up to $5,000 can be applied for under the following categories:

  • Active and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Arts
  • Community Development
  • Community Events
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Print and Digital Publications

Free workshops to assist groups wanting to apply for a grant are available. The workshops will provide tips on finding grant opportunities offered by Council and a range of other organisations, plus how to give your application the best chance of success.

The two workshops will be held in the Reception Room at the City’s offices at 195 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo as follows:

  • Tuesday January 30 10am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday January 30 5.30pm – 8pm

If you would like to attend one of the workshops, please RSVP to Strong Communities Officer Narelle Lyle by phoning 5434 6214 or emailing [email protected]

The City’s Acting Director Community Wellbeing Caroline Grylls said a recent survey about Council’s grants programs demonstrated they were very important to our community.

“More than 300 community members took the time to complete the survey. The survey results indicate Council’s grants programs enable a diverse range of local groups to achieve many great outcomes, which in turn make Greater Bendigo a wonderful place to live and visit.”

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