CITY of Greater Bendigo council will allocate more than $170,000 in funding to 66 local, non-for-profit organisations as part of a community grants program.
A record number of applications were recieved by council, across seven categories, including arts and culture, community development, community events, community newsletter, environmental sustainability, healthy communities and recreation.
Community Wellbeing director Pauline Gordon said council had distributed $178,370 among the successful community groups, sporting groups and schools that applied for funding.
“The successful applicants will be able to look forward to introducing or continuing to implement a range of positive initiatives, purchase new equipment or hold an event that will benefit central Victoria's residents and environment,” she said.
All successful round one projects must begin after November 1 and be complete within a year.
Round two applications entries will open on February 17, next year.