Annual Grants funding for new projects available

Community organisations, groups and individuals have just two weeks to submit their applications for a share in more than $200,000 available in this year’s Annual Grants Program.

Those who have a project, event or great idea for the local community are being encouraged to put together a submission and apply for funding.

The Wagga Wagga City Council program consists of 10 categories with applications due to close at 10am on Monday 3 May, 2021.

The categories are: Community Programs and Projects, Recreational Facilities, Neighbourhood and Rural Villages, Rural Halls, Arts, Culture and Creative Industries, Local Heritage, Events, Natural Environment, Youth Led Initiatives and Small Business.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the Annual Grants Program was focused on community projects and was Council’s opportunity to support a diverse range of projects.

“I understand there has already been some excellent applications submitted across many of the categories and this all bodes well for the community which will ultimately benefit from the projects,” Cr Conkey said.

“We encourage community members thinking about making an applications to the Annual Grants program to start working on their submission now as there is only two weeks remaining before the closing date.

“It takes time to put together a strong submission so don’t leave it to the last minute. Make the most of this opportunity and the time that is remaining.”

Last year Council supported 76 community and small business projects through its 2020/21 program.

The projects and events allocated funding played an important role in helping the community as it began to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes expects a strong demand for grants this year as local groups, community organisations and businesses continue to recover after a challenging 12 months.

“The Annual Grants Program is part of Council’s commitment to developing a vibrant and diverse community in line with the goals of the Wagga View, Community Strategic Plan 2040,” Ms Summerhayes said.

For more about the Annual Grants Program 21/22 go to wagga.nsw.gov.au/grants

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