Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for projects and events which build or strengthen Greater Shepparton communities through its Community Matching Grant Scheme.
About the grants:
Grants of up to $5000 are available for community groups to support one-off projects to benefit the community.
The Community Matching Grant Scheme will support the development and implementation of community activities and projects, and is part of Council’s Community Development Framework.
Round Two 2020/2021 is targeted at projects and activities that support the ongoing recovery from the impacts on our community of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The intention of the funding is to facilitate projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives:
– Build new social connections and partnerships within communities, or reinforce those that already exist
– Encourage participation in community activities and organisations
– Enable community members to acquire or develop a new skill
– Create, renew or revitalise places and spaces within the community
Funded projects must be able to demonstrate that they are inclusive, have wide community support, and, where appropriate, are sustainable past Council’s funding. Funding may be used to conduct events such as a celebration or social gathering, artistic or cultural projects, projects which address environmental needs or community building projects such as creating or rejuvenating a community asset.
To assist the ongoing recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 project examples could include the hire of a venue short term to enable a group to resume meeting where social distancing isn’t possible in their usual meeting space, organising small social events (adhering to the Government COVID-19 restrictions), community connection projects or training and capacity building exploring innovative ways of engaging the local community in accordance with social distancing measures.
Grants are available up to $5,000 per project.