Community groups, organisation and not-forprofits are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Hills Community Grants.
The annual program, which opens on August 1 to applicants, provides funding between $1000 and $15,000 to projects which fall within four main priority areas, including:
- Events that connect the community;
- Domestic violence prevention and recovery;
- Mental health and suicide prevention; and
- Community participation opportunities.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said Council has been able to support many worthwhile projects through the Program.
“Our Grants Program aims to deliver positive and lasting outcomes for the community” Mayor Gangemi said.
“We’ve supported many programs and projects that have provided immense benefits to our residents, including boosting mental health, running awareness campaigns, as well as improving connectivity and providing meaningful social connections,” he added.
Mayor Gangemi also encouraged those who were considering applying for a Community Grant to sign-up up to one of two grant writing workshops, which will be hosted by Keith Whelan from The Grants Guy.
The workshops, which are scheduled for July 28 and August 1, are FREE and will be held at Council’s Administration Building at 3 Columbia Court, Norwest. You can book your place here: https://www.thehills.nsw. gov.au/Council/Grants-Donations.
Mr Whelan has 20 years’ worth of writing experience and has taught grant writing workshops to various government departments and agencies, including ACT Tourism, NSW Business Chamber, Newcastle Museum and many others.
“This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide you with the skills and the confidence to apply.” Mayor Gangemi said
“If you are putting in a grant application, I highly recommend you attend one of the workshops to help guide you through the process,” Mayor Gangemi added.