groups and organisations will be strongly supported through our expanded
range of grant programs.
The Council has
allocated more than $8.3 million to the Community Investment and Support Fund (CISF)
in its Proposed Budget 2019-20.
If adopted in
the Final Budget, it would raise the value of the unified fund by more than 30
per cent from 2018-19.
That would provide
greater opportunity for groups and organisations to secure support for projects
that benefit our local community.
pool includes a larger Community Infrastructure Grants Fund, which has doubled in
size to $2 million.
A further $1
million would also be available for groups on private land, where they can show
it will be used by the broader community.
both programs can receive up to $50,000 for planning and up to $350,000 to
deliver capital works projects for community and sporting facilities.
Geelong Heritage Fund would provide priority project grants of up to $70,000 to
support the restoration of commercial heritage building facades in priority
areas of the CBD.
There are also general
project grants of up to $30,000 available for other heritage restoration projects
within Central Geelong.
grants up to $6000 would be allocated under the Healthy and Connected Communities,
Creative Communities and the Environment and Sustainability programs.
will be received from Friday 7 June until Friday 2 August.
sessions will be held to discuss the funding opportunities and to answer
questions about individual projects on:
To register to
attend an information session and for further information on the range of programs
available, please visit grants and funding.
Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood
hundreds of great clubs and groups in our region who provide activities and
social opportunities for their local community.
The Council is
keen to see them thrive, which is why we’ve invested heavily in our expanded
support the valuable grassroots projects that will benefit countless clubs and
Councillor Pat Murnane - Chair, Finance Portfolio
This section of
the proposed budget is extremely important to councillors, as it gives the Council
a chance to support the aspirations of community groups in a very practical
We recognise that many of these groups are run by volunteers and our support is
recognition of the major contribution that they are making to our community.
We encourage all clubs and groups thinking of applying for a grant to make the
most of the upcoming information sessions.