Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme opens to public

10 February, 2012Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council will launch the 2012/13 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme this Monday 13 February.

Under this year’s scheme, Council will make available $110,000 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 community garden projects, a Harmony Day event, festival lighting, office equipment, an engineering and science challenge and a Men’s support group. 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.

“And ultimately, all the projects funded are for the betterment of the entire community,” Councillor Gair said.

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

Applications can be submitted via Smarty Grants, Council’s online application system which can be accessed from Council’s website at

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 Monday 27 February in the Civic Centre Theatrette, Moss Vale at 2.30pm and 5.30pm respectively.

The Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme closes at 4.30pm on Friday 23 March 2012.

For further information contact Nicole Williams on phone 4868 0866 or email at, or visit the Community Assistance scheme page: