Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week launched the 2013 Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Grants program.
Under the program, Council distributes up to $1000 per organisation to assist local Aboriginal not-for-profit groups across the Shire.
Ross Evans, Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer, explained the significance of the grants program.
“Funds can be sought to assist with the development and provision of cultural, welfare, health and community development activities for local Aboriginal groups,” he said. “Grants can also assist with equipment, services and activities for small projects or facilities.”
“This is the second year that Council has made this program available,” Mr Evans added.
“Last year grants went towards funding a cultural pre-school program and primary school visits, equipment for local Aboriginal Landcare and environment groups and ceramic classes for community Elders.
“Council encourages any local incorporated community group to apply for this year’s grants funding.”
Application forms and guidelines can be found on Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/aboriginal-information-and-organisations, collected in person from Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, located in Elizabeth Street Moss Vale, or by contacting Council’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer on phone 4868 0856.
“The Aboriginal Community Grants program provides an opportunity for community groups to raise the profile of their group or project which may otherwise struggle to get off the ground,” Mr Evans said.
“And ultimately all projects are for the betterment of the entire community.”
The Aboriginal Community Grants Program closes at 4.30pm on Friday 25 October 2013.
For further information contact Ross Evans on phone 4868 0856 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.