Community Grants are open

Council invites applications for Round 1 of the Community Grants Program for 2017.

Grants of up to $3,000 will be considered for applications from not-for-profit community groups and organisations to develop and implement projects and activities which will enhance the well-being of the community. The closing date for Round 1 applications is 5pm, Monday 7 November 2017.

“Council’s grant program is a valuable resource for local community groups and volunteer organisations to receive assistance to continue the range of quality and innovative activities for the residents of Kingborough,” said Cr Wass.

“The program strengthens the abilities of the community to effectively identify what is needed and gives groups the opportunities to develop and create their own local solutions.”

The proposed projects must be delivered in the Kingborough municipality and clearly identify and address a community need. The proposal must also show how the community will benefit.

The grants can assist community groups to purchase equipment, organise workshops, help with advertising or build a shed (subject to relevant approvals and permits). Council encourages groups who are completing an application to provide detailed information, including quotes and benefits, to make sure they meet all the necessary criteria.

Recent groups to receive grants include the Kingborough-Huon Basketball Association for their Basketball in Schools Program, the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Blackmans Bay for a Heartstart First Aid Defibrillator and Year 10 students from Taroona High School for their outdoor fitness park.

Applications can be submitted at the Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston or by email at Further information is on the Council website on the Community pages, or by contacting the Community Development Officer on (03) 6211 8710.