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Media Release - Get in quick for 2019 Community Development Fund Grants

Knox Council is currently accepting applications for the annual Community Development Fund Grants program for one-off projects that benefit the community.

Applications close on 1st July, so any local not-for-profit groups who are interested in accessing these grants need to get their submission lodged as soon as possible.

The Community Development Fund Grants program funds projects such as:

  • Cultural and artistic events
  • Recreational or social activities that help keep people connected in the community
  • Equipment purchases for community groups, and
  • Activities that encourage life-long learning.

Groups can apply for grants of between $3,000 and $20,000 for new projects, or up to $5,000 for established annual community events.
At the May 27 Council Meeting, $11,762 was also approved for nine local projects as part of the Minor Grants Program.

The Minor Grants Program provides small, incidental funding to not-for-profit organisations that provide services, projects and programs that directly benefit local residents. These grants may be up to $1500 and are considered monthly at an Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The successful projects in the last round included a music program, purchase of a defibrillator, software updates for electronic scoreboards and help to provide weekly community meals in Ferntree Gully.

Go to knox.vic.gov.au/grants

Quotes attributable to Mayor, Cr Jake Keogh:

  • The community grants program is an important way that Council can financially support local not-for-profit organisations that provide valuable services, events and support to our community.
  • There is a range of grant programs available and I encourage groups to check the grants page on Council’s website to see if there’s a way council can assist your project.

Issued: Wednesday 5 June 2019
Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021

Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 Reference:

Goal 6. We are healthy, happy and well

Strategy 6.2 - Support the community to enable positive physical and mental health.

Goal 7. We are inclusive, feel a sense of belonging and value our identity

Strategy 7.3 - Strengthen community connections

Goal 8. We have confidence in decision making

Strategy 8.1 - Build, strengthen and promote good governance practices across government and community organisations.

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