Know community organisation that could use $5K this year?

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Community organisations around the Byron Shire are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 as part of Council’s annual Community Initiatives funding program for 2022/2023.

The funding program opened today and grants are on offer for projects that address a specific need, build a sense of community and align with Council’s priorities. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2022.

“Last year we had nine groups putting this funding to excellent use for everything from continuation of Spaghetti Circus’ class scholarships for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to supporting community events at the Byron Community Centre,” Council’s Acting Manager Social and Cultural Planning, Dr Claire Baker said.

“Our community groups know what their local communities need and we want to support them with some funding to either get things started, enhance community facilities, or to continue on with their great ideas and work,” Dr Baker said.

“Our application process has been improved so there is no longer a need for a matching contribution from our community organisations and the assessment criteria have been simplified.”

“We expect flood recovery will be a feature of applications this year, along with projects that creatively address the need for social and cultural connection and inspiration. We particularly encourage any event or enhancement that improves access and inclusion in our community,” Dr Baker said.

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