2016 VOLUNTEER GRANTS NOW OPEN Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones today announced that the 2016 Volunteer Grants program is now open for applications. Grants of between $1000 and $5000 were available to local volunteer organisations to purchase small equipment items, contribute towards the cost of training courses and background checks, and to help to reimburse volunteers for the cost of their fuel or transport. Continue reading
All levels of government (federal, state, local) fund grants, along with philanthropic organisations and some corporations. My office is here to help you and your organisation access these grants by providing regular updates and free grant writing workshops. You can sign up on the website to receive my Grants Bulletin or get in touch if you have a specific grants query.
A total of $300,000 has been made available in Whitlam for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities. Congratulations to the following organisiations who were successful in Round 1: Albion Park Men's Shed Inc. Community Garden Project Barnados South Coast Upgrade Playground Equipment at Howard Fowles Park Cram Foundation Purchase Single Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Football South Coast Ground Improvement project at Ian Mc Lelland Park Macedonian Orthodox Community Upgrade Driveway Entrance and Carpark at Macedonia Park Oak Flats Swimming Club Inc. Upgrade of Clubhouse Facilities Our Community Project Inc. Fitout for Tender Funerals PCYC Lake Illawarra Upgrade of Gymnasium & Equipment PCYC Southern Highlands Purchase of new vehicle Southern Youth & Family Services Information and Communications Upgrade Windang Surf Life Saving Club Purchase of Equipment & Storage Upgrade Wingecaribee Shire Council Audience seating upgrade for Bowral Memorial Hall Applications for Round 2 have now closed and the Committee's recommendations have been forwarded to the Department for approval.