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Applications open for community and event funding

Applications open for community and event funding

Event organisers, community groups and sporting clubs can now apply for up to $5,000 through Swan Hill Rural City Council’s grants programs.

Applications for the Community Development Fund and Events Support Fund opened today.

Mayor Ann Young said funding from the annual programs had the potential to make a huge difference to not-for-profit groups and to their local communities.

“Last year, we provided $70,000 in funding to support 37 local events including Voyage Riverside Tri, Nyah District Christmas Carnival, Manangatang Cup, Lake Boga Yacht Regatta, Woorinen Winter Solstice Festival right and Robinvale Euston Ski 80.

“We also contributed $100,000 towards 25 community projects like new air-conditioning systems, netball court and cricket pitch upgrades, irrigation systems, water tanks and new access ramps.

“I look forward to seeing the applications that come in this year.”

Grants are now open through the:

  • Community Development Fund
    Up to $5,000 support for projects like structural repairs or minor upgrades to community facilities, OHS or risk management issues, promoting local sustainability initiatives, equipment upgrades or new programs and activities.

    Groups and organisations applying through this fund must be based in Swan Hill Rural City Council or deliver services to the residents of our municipality.

  • Event Support Fund
    Support for emerging local events that will benefit our community and region. Also includes local New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    Event organisers can seek funding for new or emerging events or existing events that provide significant economic and/or social benefit to the region. Events are also required to apply for Council logistical support (traffic management, signage etc) to ensure Council can allocate the resources required for all of the events across the municipality.

Applications can be made online and guidelines are available here. You can also contact the Swan Hill Region Information Centre on (03) 5032 3033 for more information.

Applications for both funds close at 5pm on Monday, 17 June.