Are you a Cowra Shire community group in need of new equipment or improvements to a building? Cowra Council's Community Grants Program may be for you!
Round One of the $50,000 Cowra Community Grants Scheme 2017–18 opens on Friday, September 1 and eligible individuals and community groups have until Friday, September 29, to lodge their applications.
"The response to the last round of the Community Grant Program was very positive, with over $13,500 in funding awarded to 14 deserving community projects," Cowra General Manager, Paul Devery said.
Successful applicants in the most recent round in February were for a variety of important local projects including $1200 to the Cowra Family History Group for shelving and a sandwich board for promotional advertising; $500 to the Gooloogong Log Cabin Committee to assist in the purchase of stainless steel work benches; plus funding to help local sports clubs upgrade their equipment.
Groups applying must be not-for-profit and based in Cowra Shire and projects must also directly benefit the local community.
Applicants that were successful in the most recent round of the Community Grants Program are able to apply again under this round, provided they have submitted their acquittal report.
Applicants are eligible to receive up to a total value of $3000 in grant funds per financial year. Application forms and guidelines are available at Council's website: www.cowracouncil.com.au and at Council's front desk at 116 Kendal St, Cowra.