Community Grants Program Now Open

first_imgCommunity Grants Program Now Open Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging community groups and organisations to take advantage of Council’s Community Grants Program, which is now accepting applications.Grants between $300 and $5,000 are available to support collaborative efforts between community groups and organisations that are based in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area to deliver local projects that support the community.The Community Grants Program 2021 is offering five types of grants to develop projects, events or activities which respond to an identified area or need and support and enhance the lives of people in the Shoalhaven. Potential applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the program objectives and guidelines available on Council’s website.Available now – applications open 2 February 2021. Check website for individual closing dates.Community Wellbeing Grant This grant aims to maximise participation, connections, and a sense of belonging for people in the area to community groups and organisations to enable them to design, implement and complete projects that support and enhance the lives of people in the Shoalhaven.The Youth Inclusion Grant is for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus and give young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills. Grants need to address young people’s identified needs in an innovative way and increase young people’s connections to the community.The COVID-19 Social Inclusion Grant is for programs that assist communities to rebuild and reconnect as a result of COVID-19 isolation. Coronavirus has had a significant impact on our community and we recognise the need to provide opportunities for community members to maintain social connections. The aim of the grant is to fund innovative ideas that help community to keep in touch by utilising phone calls, online platforms or other methods of communication and connection to ensure projects can be delivered during periods of increased restrictions.In NSW Youth Week is 16 – 24 April and Seniors Festival is 13 – 24 April which offers a unique opportunity to offer a range of intergenerational and interest-based activities that bring our community together in new ways. Youth Week and Seniors Festival Grants have been combined to provide funding to local community groups and organisations to host events that celebrate and support youth and seniors in the Shoalhaven. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:communication, community, coronavirus, council, covid-19, festival, Government, grants program, isolation, local council, Local Government, NSW, Seniors, Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Council, website, wellbeing, Youthlast_img read more