Grants showcase our community's diversity

Thursday, 26 July 2018

The first round of Moonee Valley City Council’s 2018/19 Biannual Grants is closing soon.

Grants are available to community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and not-for-profit groups for projects anywhere up to $20,000 in areas including the arts, cultural and community development, health and wellbeing, sport and recreation, economic development and the environment.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said Council’s grants continued to bring out the best in the community.

“The purpose of the grants is to support our local community to undertake projects that enhance community participation in Moonee Valley," Cr Sipek said.

“It always amazes me how diverse the projects are which come through our grants program. Recent recipients include Flemington Childcare Co-operative, who created a native garden to teach children about sustainability and indigenous culture, and the Australian Somali Women Healthcare Community Foundation who are delivering a cooking and sewing program for Somali women.”

Portfolio holder for Community Wellbeing Cr Jim Cusack encouraged smaller community groups to apply for the ‘Social Support grants’ which provide funding up to $1,500.

“This sub-stream is Council’s way of supporting smaller community groups that provide important social connections for some of our most vulnerable groups,” Cr Cusack said.

“These grants could go towards operational needs, such as catering for a group’s tea and coffee money, a function, hiring a bus for an outing, or purchasing necessary equipment.”

To apply for a grant, visit our Community Grants page and get your application in by Thursday, 16 August.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:30 AM