Not-for-profit organisations, associations and groups in the Shire of Murray requiring funding assistance to aid service delivery, host an event or strengthen community capacity, are encouraged to submit applications as part of round three of the 2018/19 Community Assistance Partnership Fund.
The Fund, a partnership between Alcoa and the Shire of Murray, invites applications three times each financial year with round three closing on 30 April, 2019 for projects commencing after 30 June, 2019.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, not-for-profits organisations, associations and groups are integral contributors to the local economy and play an important role in enhancing and bolstering community spirit and pride.
“Through the fund, not-for-profits can apply for up to $3,000 each financial year.
“Not-for-profits that have already applied for funding in round one or two can apply for further funding in round three, providing the total grant request does not exceed the $3,000 limit per entity per annum.
“Projects must align with the Shire’s Murray 2030 Strategic Community Plan, by fulfilling a community need whilst supporting the district’s strategic direction,” Cr. Bolt said.
Round two saw the Shire support several significant applications. These included funding for Coolup Country Women’s Association’s kitchen upgrades, Dwellingup Primary School’s 2019 Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival, Fairbridge Festival’s 2019 Peel and South-West Cultural Development Project, Friends of Lake McLarty’s vegetation and mapping survey, North Dandalup Community Group’s movie projector and Pinjarra Bowling and Recreation Club’s Men’s Open Triples event.
“The Fund aims to ensure the vibrancy, health and inclusivity of Murray communities by way of assisting not-for-profit community groups, associations and organisations to continue the invaluable work they perform,” Cr. Bolt said.
Applications are also currently open for the Shire’s Community Facility Fund, which aims to assist community groups/members within the district to upgrade, extend or construct sport, recreation and community facilities that are of benefit to the wider community.
For further information on both grant opportunities and to download application forms click here or contact the Shire’s Community Development team on (08) 9531 7777 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.