Brimbank,
16
October
2018
|
06:55
Australia/Melbourne

Council grants $560,000 to over 140 local groups

Summary

More than 140 local groups will share in $560,000 worth of Brimbank Community Grants for a diverse range of projects including supporting youth, seniors, the arts, sports, festivals and more.

Mayor of Brimbank Cr Margaret Giudice said Council was delighted to have been able to support so many community groups.

“Our Community Grants Program provides one-off financial assistance to support community organisations and groups that deliver activities, programs and events that help strengthen and benefit our wonderful community.

“This year we received 186 applications and have been able to support more than 140 of these with $560,000 in community grants for programs, activities and events.

“These are important organisations working with our young people, diverse cultural groups, residents, seniors and vulnerable members of our community to support, inspire and build community pride.”

As well as funding for 20 community festivals and events, this year’s Community Grants Program had been expanded to also include funding for major festivals and events, with successful grant applications for:

  • St Albans Lunar Festival
  • Keilor Gift
  • Sunshine Short Film Festival 2019
  • Sunshine Lantern Festival.

“We know that festivals are important to our community – they bring people together to celebrate all that we love about our proud Brimbank community.

“It is wonderful that Council is able to support so many wonderful opportunities for our community to celebrate.

“This is the second year running that Council has increased funding through this grants program and to increase the support offered to these vital community organisations and events.

“I look forward to seeing the successes that come from these grants over the next year,” Cr Giudice said.

For more information, including the list of successful grant recipients and projects, please visit our Community Grants page.