Grants of up to $20000 are available for community groups in the Goulburn Valley with a clear project in mind.
The Community Fund Goulburn Valley called on applications for this year’s Major Grants funding round which opened on Friday, June 1.
The grants are open to not-for-profit, community-based groups in the region bounded by and including Shepparton, Euroa, Cobram, Nathalia, Tongala, Stanhope, Rushworth and Tatura.
According to chief executive Andrea McNab, The Community Fund approved more than $100000 to 12 organisations from Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Kialla and Katandra West last year.
Projects funded included equipment for Men’s Sheds, renovations for crisis accommodation, inclusive access to a community house and health, kitchen and cooking programs.
‘‘We experience a high demand for our major grants. Many of these organisations are either unable, or find it difficult, to raise funds themselves,’’ Ms McNab said.
‘‘Applicants need to meet funding criteria and go through an application process; candidates who are unsure of the process are encouraged to contact The Community Fund to discuss their project or requirements.
‘‘The process is simple and not too daunting for applicants, however, they do need to have a specific project with a clear goal and purpose which will be of benefit to their group and the community.’’
Application guidelines and forms are now available at The Community Fund’s website www.thecommunityfund.com.au and applications close on Friday, June 29.