Community grant feedback sought

Grant District Council is currently undertaking a review of its Community Grants Program and is seeking community feedback.

Acting chief executive Leith McEvoy said feedback was invited from community groups, sporting clubs and hall committees so council could continue to provide grants that met the needs of the community.

“Over the past year council has funded almost 30 projects through the Community Grants Program, which provide much needed funds to incorporated not for profit groups across the district,” he said.

“The $36,000 in funding has supported projects such as facility upgrades, purchase of equipment, design and printing of advertising and promotional materials and public art.

“Our Community Grants Program is a key community strengthening initiative however the program has not changed much since 2013 and we want to make sure this program continues to meet the needs and aspirations of our community.

“We want to make a more impactful program and to do this we need to identify community need for funds and how processes can be more efficient and streamlined, both for the community applying for grants and for council officers that support the program.”

Mr McEvoy said the review aimed to identify what made applying for a grant challenging and find ways to simplify the process and make funding even more impactful.

Consultation closes on April 26 and feedback can be provided via council’s Your Say District Council of Grant site at www.yoursaydcg.com.au or by contacting council to request a hard copy form on 8721 0444.

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