Forbes Shire Council’s annual Community Funding Program is now open for applications from community organisations, sporting groups and not-for-profit organisations within the Shire. Applications in Round 1 will be accepted until Monday, 31 August.
The program, which is only accepting online applications through the new Forbes Shire Council SmartyGrants portal, offers an opportunity for groups to access funding to support events, activities and infrastructure. Up to $5,000 is available per applicant with a total of $100,000 available in two rounds across the financial year.
“We are offering two rounds of Community Funding to give groups in the Shire more opportunity to plan for their activities,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “The first round has just opened and funding for successful projects will be available from October 2020. The next round will be assessed in March 2021 with funding available in April.”
“As always, our amazing Grants Officers will be available to assist groups with completing and submitting applications to ensure applicants have the best chance of success,” Phyllis said.
Funding Guidelines are available on Council’s website or can be downloaded from the SmartyGrants portal at http://forbesshire.smartygrants.com.au. Call 02 6850 2300 for more information.