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Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme now open

21 February, 2013Posted in: Community
 

Applications for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2013/14 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme are now open to the public.

Under the scheme, Council distributes up to $100,000 to assist local not-for-profit organisations across the Shire.

Monies can be sought to fund programs, equipment or capital works which aim to establish, improve or enhance cultural, sporting, welfare, health promotion, community development or leisure services.

Some of the 57 projects receiving funding last year included capital works to buildings, office equipment, sporting events, an early literacy project, sporting equipment, building renovations and many others.

Projects funded ranged from $500 to just over $6,000.

Chairman of the Community Assistance Scheme, Councillor Duncan Gair encouraged local community groups to apply for this year’s funding.

“The Community Assistance 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 Gair said. “Ultimately, all the projects funded are for the betterment of the entire community.”

Under the scheme two types of funding are available, donations up to $500 and grants for specific purposes.

Applicants can access the 2013 Guidelines and submit their applications via Council’s online application system Smarty Grants. Further information can be accessed from Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community-assistance-scheme-grants-donations.

Onsite assistance in the use of Smarty Grants is available by appointment at the Hill Top Community Centre, Robertson Community Technology Centre and Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale libraries.

Two information sessions will be also be held on Thursday 28 February in the Civic Centre Theatrette, Moss Vale at 2.30pm and 4.30pm respectively.

The Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme closes at 4.30pm on Friday 29 March 2013.

For further information contact Nicole Williams on phone 4868 0866 or email at nicole.williams@wsc.nsw.gov.au.