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Around $37,500 is available to support the growth of local sporting clubs, charities, and community organisations across the Richmond Valley Council area.

This represents the first round of the annual grants program. It will be run over two rounds, with a total of $75,000 allocated across the 2020-2021 financial year. Round one opens in September, while round two opens in March 2021.

‘The aim of this program is to ensure the passionate members of these local organisations are able to access vital funds to support important projects and programs which might otherwise be out of reach,’ said a spokesperson for Richmond Valley Council.

Last year the program successfully funded 30 important local projects across the Richmond Valley.

Examples of successful applicants in the 2019-2020 financial year include:

  • the Evans Head Men’s Shed, which received $3828 for the purchase of a laptop, laser photocopier/printer, and shade cloth for open days and events;
  • the Casino Town Tennis Club, which received $5000 to upgrade the kitchen facilities in the clubhouse;
  • and the Coraki CWA Preschool, which received $5000 to update old kitchen appliances with child friendly appliances in the preschool kitchen.
  • Members of community organisations interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to visit Council’s website for more details and a link to the application form, or call Council’s Customer Experience team on 6660 0300.

Council is also holding a grant writing webinar on Tuesday 8 September from 5.30pm –7pm. Register at Event Bright.

Applications for the Community Financial Assistance Program close 5pm, Friday 2 October.

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