Forbes Shire Council announced this week that the annual Community Funding Program applications will be open for community organisations, sporting groups and not-for-profit organisations within the Shire from Monday, 1st June, with applications accepted until Monday, 31st August.
The program, which will only accept on- line applications through the Forbes Council’s SmartyGrants portal, offers an opportunity to access funding to support events, activities and infrastructure. Up to $5,000 is available for applicants with a total of $100,000 available in two rounds across the financial year.
“We have decided to offer 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 is opening in June 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.”
Grants Officers will be available to assist groups with completing and submitting applications to ensure applicants have the best chance of success.
Additional information including Funding Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions will be released closer to the opening date. Please contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 02 6850 2300 for more information.