Forbes Shire Council has recently awarded the second round of the annual Community Funding Program at the Council Meeting. This provided elected members a chance to congratulate the successful not-for-profit community organisations, who received a share in the $41,000 of in-kind or cash contribution funding through this round.
The revamped funding program accepts online applications only through the Forbes Shire Council SmartyGrants portal, found on Council’s website. This program offers an opportunity for groups within the Shire to access funding to support events, activities and infrastructure. Applicants can receive up to $5,000 in each round over four categories; sport and recreation, culture and arts, community services and rural village enhancement. Across the financial year applicants a total of $100,000 is available in two rounds.
“Council is extremely proud to be awarding another $41,000 of this crucial funding to ensure the community has access to ongoing events, activities and infrastructure,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM. This is the second round of the new format of Community Funding with over $91,000 awarded thus far.
“Community organisations, sporting groups and not-for-profit organisations are reminded to get their applications in for the current round, and as always, our amazing Grants Officers will be available to assist groups with completing and submitting applications to ensure each applicant has the best chance of success,” said Mayor Miller.
The successful recipients include:
• Bedgerabong PA and H Association
• Forbes and District Tennis Club
• Forbes Auto Sports Club
• Forbes Birth to Kinder
• Forbes Art Society
• Forbes Childcare Centre Inc.
• Forbes Country Music Inc.
• Forbes Dragon Boat Club Inc
• Forbes Family History Group
• Forbes Toy Library
• NSW Small Winemakers Show
• Wirrinya Progress Association
The next round of funding is now open and additional information including Funding Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Council website. Please contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 02 6850 2300 for more information.