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GRIFFITH CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM OPEN!

The latest round of the Griffith City Council Community Grant Program is now open with community groups, not-for-profit and charitable organisations or individuals invited to submit an application from Monday 18 February to support their activities.

Applications are welcome for projects and activities which can demonstrate they will deliver achievable and successful outcomes and aligns with Councils’ Strategic Plan – Guiding Griffith 2040.

Chair of the Communities Committee, Councillor Anne Napoli said the Community Grant Program offers local organisations and individuals the opportunity to obtain funds to support their project idea or ambitions.

“Annually Council support many activities which provide positive outcomes for benefit of the wider Griffith Community,” said Councillor Napoli.

“There have been many standout applications over the years where Council has supported the initiatives in their beginning stages - we welcome applications for new project ideas and initiatives as well as those which have been well established within the community.”

“Each round is highly competitive with many applications received and we have staff available in the Community Development Team who can provide sound professional advice which could assist to strengthen your application to be more competitive in this next round,” she added.

A FREE Information Session will be held at Griffith City Council, 1 Benerembah Street, Monday 11 March at 12pm and 5.30pm. The session is open to all community groups and individuals who would like information about addressing the criteria in the application form.

“We understand the application process can be daunting, particularly for those who are unfamiliar with grant writing,” said Community Development Coordinator, Peta Dummett.

“This one hour information session will guide potential applicants through the process and explain how to complete the Community Grant submission. If you are considering applying in this round, I would recommend you come along to one of the sessions.”

The Community Grant Program will close Friday 22 March at 4pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Application Forms including the Program Guidelines can be found at www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/grants or by contacting Council on 6962 8100.

Please contact Council’s Community Development Officer, Tanya Aramini on 6962 8100 or email Tanya.Aramini@griffith.nsw.gov.au for more information.