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Dungog Shire Council's community grants program now open

Small grants program closing date extended

Community groups have until the end of the month to apply for a share of the Dungog Shire Council small grants program.

Round three of our Community Small Grants Program is now open with several funding categories available for shire community groups.

Projects funded through the Dungog Shire Council Community Small Grants program should:

  • Improve the quality of community services in the Dungog Shire;
  • Encourage innovative approaches that address identified community needs; and
  • Address community priorities identified in Dungog Shire Council's Community Strategic Plan 2030.

The grants are to fund new projects.

Small equipment grants

The aim of this category is to fund the hire or purchase of equipment that can be clearly demonstrated to improve the delivery of services, programs and events to the community.

Examples appropriate to this category are: Expenditure on equipment to enable a project to extend its activities to include people with disabilities or from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;

sports equipment to enable a youth project to commence; art materials for a new arts program; PA equipment to stage a festival/event.

Grants are available in this category for up to $2,000.

Community development grants

The aim of this category is to support the development of local initiatives by funding projects that will address priority issues in the community; and provide a mechanism for local communities to participate in developing solutions to important issues in the Dungog Shire area.

Examples appropriate to this category are: developing a website that distributes important community information, indigenous cultural awareness program for the children, programs that reduce isolation for vulnerable older people.

Grants are available in this category for up to $2,000.

Love Water

This category is supported by Hunter Water Corporation. The aim of this category is to support water conservation, environmental sustainability and resilience focused projects. Priority for funding will be given to projects that can demonstrate outcomes that provide practical solutions to solve community water conversation issues (including responding to drought) assist in protecting and enhancing the local environment or place-making based projects that boost the resilience of Dungog local community.

Examples appropriate to this category include: children's water education programs, water efficient restoration of sporting fields, and water conscious community garden works.

Grants are available in this category for up to $5,000.

Application forms and further details are available via council's website or at council's Administration Office.

The deadline for applications has been extended until 5pm Monday, November 2.

For additional information or assistance, you can contact council's Community Project Officer Tracey Lowrey via email traceyl@dungog.nsw.gov.au or phone 4995 7777.