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MEDIA RELEASE - Community Grants Program opens this month

2 June 2020

Community groups, individuals and not-for profit organisations in the Glenelg Shire are invited to make their project a reality through Council’s Community Grants Program, which opens this month.

Grant applications for round one of the 2020-2021 Community Grants Program officially open from 9am 15 June 2020 and are open for a three week period, closing 5pm, 6 July 2020.

The grant categories include recreation, public halls, community strengthening, community events and arts culture and heritage.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said community organisations were the lifeblood of the region, with grant funding ensuring many innovative activities and programs could be realised.

“Council is incredibly proud of its Community Grants Program, which has helped hundreds of local not-for-profit groups, committees, clubs and organisations bring their ideas to life,” she said.

“In the past we’ve allocated funding to projects for new hall seating, clubroom refurbishments, sporting equipment, multimedia supplies, marketing and logistical costs for events.

“I hope to see a diverse range of applications for this funding round, supporting community-led projects from all corners of the shire.”

Applications for round one of the 2020-2021 Community Grants Program can be completed and submitted online at

Applicants can apply for grants for up to $1,000 without any co-contribution. All funding amounts requested between $1,000 - $5,000 require a dollar for dollar contribution.

Potential applicants are reminded to refer to the Community Grants Guidelines to assess their eligibility to apply. All organisations and groups are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with the relevant council officer prior to submitting their application.

Guidelines can be downloaded from the Community Grants section of Council’s website.

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