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Funding boost for Kingston’s community groups

16 February 2016

Applications are now open for Kingston Council’s 2016/17 Community Grants with thousands of dollars on offer to help boost our vital local community groups.

Kingston Mayor Tamsin Bearsley encouraged eligible local groups to apply for funding to assist them as they work to build a stronger, healthier and socially connected Kingston.

“Council is proud to work in partnership with local community organisations who make such a positive difference in Kingston,” Cr Bearsley said. “Each year Council allocates thousands of dollars to help groups provide emergency services, run community events, help develop children, promote the arts and much more.”

Grants are available in the following areas:

Annual Grants: Up to $10,000 available to community groups and organisations for activities that contribute to the social, economic and health and wellbeing of the residents of Kingston. A series of information sessions will be held in coming weeks to help groups apply for an annual grant. 


Access and Equity Grants:
Up to $1,000 for services and activities that focus on outcomes for multicultural communities, people with a disability and Indigenous communities in Kingston.

Arts Grants: Grants between $3000 and $5,000 are available for individual artists, not-for-profit art groups and organisations across four categories: community arts, youth arts internships, arts and cultural tourism and sharing cultures.

Children’s Week Grants: Up to $1000 for events and one-off activities that celebrate Children’s Week in October.

Youth Festival Grants (applications opening in April): Up to $5,000 for non-profit community groups and organisations, schools and student groups and young people that deliver events and one-off activities that celebrate Youth Week in April.

For more information see kingston.vic.gov.au/grants or phone 1300 653 356.

Applications are open 16 February– 5 April. 

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