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Not-for-profit community groups invited to apply for a share in $200,000 of grant funding

Posted 25 May 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council is inviting local not-for-profit community groups to apply for grant funding through the 2017 Georges River Community Grants Program which opens on Monday 15 May 2017.Councilandrsquo;s Administrator, John Rayner, said a total of $200,000 is available to local community groups to apply for grants of up to $10,000 each.andldquo;This program is designed to help fund projects that benefit members of the local community,andrdquo; he said.andldquo;These projects can cover areas such as community development, culture and arts development, environment and conservation, and sports and recreation.andrdquo;andldquo;I strongly encourage all not-for-profit community groups to apply for grant funding during the 2017 program.andrdquo;Mr Rayner explained the 2017 program follows the very successful 2016 Community Grants Program, which saw a total of 37 groups receive funding ranging from $500 up to $10,000.andldquo;The funding, which varied depending on the project, went towards upgrading sporting facilities, improving the local environment, hosting events and the running of community activities and support programs,andrdquo; he said.andldquo;All funding was awarded according to a merit-based assessment.andrdquo;andldquo;Council is committed to supporting the continuous improvement of locally-driven projects and initiatives, which meet local needs and build capacity in the wider community.andrdquo;Applications for the 2017 Georges River Community Grants Program will close on 25 June 2017.For more information about the Program, including how to apply for grants, please visit http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants-and-Sponsorship/Community-Grants, or call 9330 6400.andnbsp;