Grants Available – $5 000
To all our Maroondah City Council Sporting Clubs
Applications close: Friday, 24 April 2020
Applicants notified of outcome: Late June 2020
Localities of: Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Heathmont, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Vermont, Warranwood and Wonga Park.
There are two grants offered by Maroondah City Council that can be applied for (and the gist of the grant is that council will support you with some funding for any project that benefits the community .. but needs to be a little outside of your normal activities – previous recipients attached to give you an idea of what is funded):
- The Community Development Grants Scheme
- Up to $5,000 for projects that encourage increased participation in a wide range of activities and services within the municipality aimed at enhancing community inclusion and wellbeing; build and strengthen local networks within the Maroondah community; encourage community partnerships that facilitate the effective use of community resources and encourage the sustainability of services and programs.
- The Small Equipment Grants Scheme
- This scheme is for requests of $750 or less to cover small equipment purchases, printing costs or administration costs.
If your club have some uncertainty around applying for grants due to COVID-19 – There is no downside in applying and Councils are encouraging applications to help organisations in need.
Understandably, you may be concerned in your sporting organisation’s ability to spend any grant money won from this grant or any grant during these unprecedented times. Please note, assuming of course that we are successful with any grant application, that you will not receive any grant funds until around June this year, after which you have at least another 12 months to spend the money i.e. July 2021.
Given the current global situation, these rules may be further relaxed. So there is no obligation to spend the money soon and as you aware, we work on a success fee basis, so in summary there is really no downside in continuing to apply for grants now. In fact Councils and other levels of Government are encouraging it and releasing more grants than ever.