31 May 2019
If your community or sporting group could do with a grant of up to $5000, it’s time to apply.
Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for applications for the annual Section 356 Community and Sports Small Grants Program for non-profit community and sporting groups.
The grants are made available to help groups get their projects, services and initiatives off the ground.
In the past 10 years, more than $350,000 in grants have helped many groups kick off a range of projects, with funds going to organisations including Riding for the Disabled, Gunnedah Tennis Club, Gunnedah Pottery Club, Gunnedah Early Childhood Intervention, and the Water Tower Museum.
Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor Rob Hooke said the program was a great opportunity for groups to offer something new to their existing members, attract new members or even realise long-term dreams.
“This could be just the financial lift our smaller groups could be looking for,” Cr Hooke said.
“It’s time to put up your hand to see if you can get a helping hand with a project that will really help our community.
“Grants of up to $5000 can make a significant difference.
“Council recognises the valuable contribution that these community groups and sporting clubs make to the fabric of our community and in particular the volunteers that work tirelessly to keep those organisations functioning. When assessing the applications, priority will be given to those projects and initiatives that not only benefit organisations but also the broader community.
“If you’re eligible, we encourage you to apply,” Cr Hooke concluded.
Application forms and grant guidelines are available from Council’s Administration Building, 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah, Gunnedah Shire Library or can be dowloaded via the Section 356 Community and Sports Grants page.
The 2019/2020 funding round closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 3 July 2019. Further information is available by contacting Council’s Community and Social Planner Debra Hilton on (02) 6740 2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Caption: Previous Section 356 grant winners
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