Council grants closing soon – East Gippsland

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Time is running out to apply for the latest round of funding in East Gippsland Shire’s Council Grants Program, with applications closing on Wednesday, August 7.

Funding is available in three categories: Community Grants; Arts and Heritage Grants; and Regional and District Event Sponsorship.

Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell said most grants are awarded to community groups and organisations, however some of the Arts and Heritage grants are available to individuals.

“Some of the grants also require a dollar-for-dollar contribution from the applicant, of which a percentage can be a non-monetary, in-kind contribution,” Cr O’Connell said.

Grants of up to $5000 are available for community grants, arts projects and heritage projects. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for major arts projects. The funding for Regional and District Event Sponsorship (RADES) is unique as event organisers can apply for up to three years’ funding.

“I encourage everyone to think about what their club, facility or group may need and look into whether it fits into the criteria for the grants.

“Council has been able to support many worthwhile projects and groups through the Council Grants Program and it is a pleasure to see the positive impact of this funding,” she said.

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