New grants now available to bring community projects to life

New grants now available to bring community projects to life

2 June 2021                                                     

Does your not-for-profit organisation have a community project or idea that could use some funding to bring it to life?

Applications for Round One of the Southern Downs Regional Council’s 2021/22 Community Grants program are now open, providing local community groups the opportunity to help fund their initiatives.  

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said grants of up to $5,000 are available and encouraged community organisations to review the guidelines and apply.

“It has been a tough couple of years for our region and the Community Grants program is an important way for Council to support community initiatives,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“These grants can make a real difference to help not-for-profit groups deliver projects and activities that help foster community spirit and Council is keen to support these groups which do essential work to make the Southern Downs a great place to live, work, play and stay.

“I strongly encourage any organisation with a passion for a community project to apply for a grants through this program.”

Grants are capped at $5,000 per applicant and Round One closes Monday 28 June 2021.

All projects or activities funded through the Community Grant program must occur between 13 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.

Applications need to be made online via SmartyGrants. The link to the application form and program guidelines is available on Council’s website

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