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People and groups interested in making a positive difference to their community are being encouraged to apply for funding.

Some previous beneficiaries have included OneVisionProductions, the Byron Bay Community Association, Camp Quality, NSW State Emergency Service, Lifeline and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Chairman Rod McKelvey said ETC was making the community grants available as part of the ETC’s Community Support Fund.

‘The fund is designed to help organisations reduce disadvantage, generate opportunity, increase support services and/or build capacity in the communities in which we operate,’ Mr McKelvey said.

$20,000 limit

Mr McKelvey said organisations could apply for up to $20,000 each with funding for small projects also encouraged. Applications would be assessed based on how well they align with ETC’s focus on employment and training, and meet one or more of the funding objectives:

  • Contribute to reducing disadvantage faced by the unemployed and/or other disadvantaged groups
  • Support the availability and/or sustainability of employment and training opportunities
  • Enhance community support services and/or build community capacity

Mr McKelvey said the ETC Community Support Fund had provided close to a million dollars in funding to more than 100 worthwhile organisations since 2012.

‘It’s incredible the projects we’ve been able to support over the past six years,’ Mr McKelvey said.

The next round of the ETC Community Support Fund opens on 19 March and closes on 13 April 2018.

For further information and/or to apply online visit www.etcltd.com.au/csf


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