The Mount Alexander Shire Council will offer two annual funding rounds for its community grants program.
Community groups and organisations will be able to apply for small grants of up to $3000 and partnership grants of up to $10,000 over three years for projects involving three or more groups.
Changes to the program were made this year in response to feedback and a review of other council grant programs.
Mount Alexander Shire Council community partnerships manager Gaynor Atkin said the introduction of two rounds per year would make it easier for community groups to plan their projects.
“For example, groups planning projects for this year can apply in the January/February round and those planning events for next year can apply in July,” Ms Atkin said.
“We also expect the new Partnerships Grants will encourage stronger collaboration between likeminded community groups with similar project ideas.”
Expressions of interest are open from January 29 – February 18.
For more information, contact the council’s community partnerships team on 5471 1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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