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Mayor invites community groups to apply for funding

17 April, 2013Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Juliet Arkwright has today urged local community groups to apply for funding under the Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme.

“I urge all local not-for-profit community organisations across the Shire to take advantage of this scheme and apply for essential funding,” she said.

Under the scheme, local not-for-profit community groups may apply for funding within the five categories of Local, Older People, Young People, Access and People from disadvantaged communities.

“Whilst only a relatively small grants program, we encourage all interested parties to submit an application regardless of the size of their project,” said Councillor Arkwright and Council’s Committee representative on the scheme. “Monies can be sought to fund community programs that provide front-line services to their local communities.”

“Successful projects will be selected by the committee based on criteria, eligibility and ultimate funding.”

“The Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to raise the profile of their group or project which may otherwise struggle to get off the ground,” Councillor Arkwright added. “And ultimately, all the projects funded are for the betterment of the entire community.”

Applications are available from the Clubs NSW, Moss Vale Services Club, Mittagong RSL and Wingecarribee Shire Council websites.

The Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme closes on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

For further information contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Nicole Williams on phone 4868 0866 or via email at nicole.williams@wsc.nsw.gov.au.