Central Highlands Regional Council has approved more than $170, 000 in community grants, which are now open for submissions.
The Community Grants Program supports a diverse range of groups and not-for-profit organisations operating in the region.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said that successful submissions will receive grants of up to $5,000 and $20,000 each.
‘These projects can foster community engagement, connection and participation, arts and cultural development, community pride, or programs that bring our communities together to improve our wellbeing,’ he said.
‘Some community groups need financial assistance to purchase equipment or to improve facilities, while others may need help to get a community event off the ground.’
Mayor Hayes said the program is a vital investment into projects that contribute to strong and vibrant communities and liveability in the region.
‘I strongly encourage community groups to apply and look forward to seeing the projects come to life.’
Council’s Community Grants Program has provided more than $1.2 million in assistance to local community groups and organisations, making positive contributions to the quality of life in the Central Highlands region since the program was launched in 2009.
Submissions for the Round One Central Highlands Regional Council Community Grants Program are now open and close 5.00 pm on 28 February 2019. All submissions will be notified by the end of March 2019.
Preference will be given to submissions with a focus to completing aspirations of their community outlined in the CH2022 Community Plan.
For more information, check eligibility criteria or to submit online, visit the community grants section on council’s website.