Community Grants Programs Open

Community organisations are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding available through Kingborough Council’s Community Grants Program.

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said grants were a way for Council to work with community groups who were enhancing the wellbeing of our community through innovative activities.

“Our Grants Program is an important source of funding for many of our community groups,” Cr Wriedt said.

Neil Sorensen, President of the North West Bay Golf Club, said the Community Grant funding the club received in 2021 allowed them to introduce a junior golf program.

“The nation-wide MyGolf Program aims to give young people the chance to learn to play golf from a young age,” Mr Sorensen said.

“This encourages young people to be involved in outdoor activities, provides them with the fundamental skills needed for the sport and hopefully helps to develop their love of golf.

“The MyGolf program also allows juniors to progress into higher levels of golf if they choose to continue playing the sport.”

“There are so many excellent projects funded every year it is an absolute pleasure to be able to support our dedicated community groups,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Last year we also provided funding to BirdLife Tasmania’s brochure, which was a great resource to help people get out and enjoy our natural areas and connect with the biodiversity of Kingborough.

The Community Grants Programs support activities and initiatives such as:

• Community health and wellbeing
• Arts and culture
• Community development
• Heritage and history
• Sport and recreation
• Festivals and events
• Environmental projects
• Sustainable living

The closing date for applications is COB Monday 2 May 2022.

“As well as our Community Grants program Council also provides a Quick Response Grants program which is designed to respond to unique opportunities that present at short notice,” Cr Wriedt said.

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