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Kingston offers up thousands of dollars to support local groups

29 January 2021

Local community groups are encouraged to apply for one of Kingston’s annual grants – with thousands of dollars on offer to help groups build a stronger, healthier and socially-connected Kingston.

Last year social welfare groups, schools, families and children’s services, theatres and sporting clubs across the municipality shared in just over $1.62 million to continue their great work thanks to Kingston’s annual community grants program, and applications are now invited from groups seeking financial support.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said Council is proud to partner with the many local groups providing high-quality and important services that help make our community a great place to live.

“These grants give local community groups a valuable boost to continue their good work,” said Cr Staikos. “It’s also an equitable way for the community to seek funding assistance from Council.”

“There are so many fantastic community groups doing great work across Kingston and 2020 showed just how crucial the services they provide are to our community, in times of need. Council is proud to be able to support their efforts.”

Applications are open until midnight Sunday 28 March.

Annual Grants

Up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community groups and organisations for activities that contribute to the social, health and economic wellbeing of Kingston’s residents.

Arts Grants

Up to $5,000 for individual artists, not-for-profit art groups and organisations across three categories: arts projects, community arts projects, mentorships and residencies.

Children’s Week Grants

Not-for-profit community groups and organisations that plan to deliver a one-off event or activity that celebrates Children’s Week in October are eligible to apply for up to $1,000.

For more information about how to apply for a grant, visit kingston.vic.gov.au/grants

 

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