Strathbogie Shire Christmas Decoration Grants opening soon

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Your town’s main street and public spaces can be made even more merry this festive season thanks to Council’s new Christmas Decoration Grants program.

Strathbogie Shire community groups are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to use for the purchase and installation of outdoor Christmas decorations.

Grant applications open on Friday July 1, 2022 at 9am and close on Monday August 1, 2022 at 5pm.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said it was important community groups came together to apply as one grant would be awarded to each township.

“It’s time for communities to put their heads together and come up with some great applications to enhance their public spaces and main streets with festive cheer,” Cr Binks said.

“Grants will be awarded for the purchase and installation of outdoor Christmas decorations such as lighting, Christmas trees, feature decorations, signage and banners and/or decorations that provide sensory experiences.

“We encourage applications to consider the environment by selecting decorations that can be used again and ones that will also have minimal impact on the environment as applicants that do this will be given priority.”

Cr Binks said the grants were a great way to brighten townships and create further outdoor activation which is something our communities have told us they are eager for.

“We have heard, through our community engagement, that activation of public spaces is something that is important to people.

“We are eager to see communities embrace this grant opportunity and we look forward to seeing the displays during the festive season which will no doubt bring a smile to people’s faces.”

To apply for the Christmas Decoration Grants Program, visit https://strathbogie.smartygrants.com.au/XmasDecorations2022_23

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