Council now inviting grant applications from local community groups and organisations

GRANTS: Minor grant applications are approved monthly. Applications for major grants close on October 20 this year, with applications considered at Tatiara District Council's November meeting.
GRANTS: Minor grant applications are approved monthly. Applications for major grants close on October 20 this year, with applications considered at Tatiara District Council's November meeting.

Following a review of Tatiara District Council's Community Grants Program, council is now inviting applications from local community groups and organisations.

Tatiara District Council mayor Graham Excell said the Community Grants program was first established in 2003, and has supported various community projects over the years.

"Funding is available to support our local community to undertake projects, improve facilities and host events that will make the Tatiara an even better place for all of us," Mr Excell said.

The program is based on a philosophy of partnership, and Mr Excell outlined the importance individuals, groups and organisations play in shaping the Tatiara.

"As a council, we recognise the vital role that individuals, community groups and organisations play in creating a vibrant and sustainable district," Mr Excell said.

"In turn, we provide a range of grants to help them do what they do best."

There are four funding categories; the Individual Achievement Grant, Quick Response Grant, Community Strengthening Programs & Events Grant, and the Community Strengthening Infrastructure Grant.

The Individual Achievement Grant is a minor grant that allows people to receive a maximum $350 for national event, and maximum $500 for an international event.

The final minor grant is the Quick Response Grant, which allows individuals, groups or organisation to receive a maximum $1,500 to support the purchase of small equipment or delivery of small events.

A maximum $2,000 is available for the Community Strengthening Programs & Events Grant. The funds from the major grant can go towards programs and events.

Council's biggest grant is the Community Strengthening Infrastructure Grant, which allows a maximum of $10,000 to enhance, improve or renew social assets.

Minor grant applications are approved monthly. Applications for major grants close on October 20 this year, with applications considered at council's November meeting.

The next funding round for major grants will be in April next year.

Mr Excell said council have had three successful rounds in 2019/20.

"Council delivered $79,151 in community projects, targeting upgrades and renovations for the planned Masters Games in April 2020," Mr Excell said.

"Some other community projects supported included improvements to a local heritage building and a disability swing to Don Moseley Park in Keith."

For further information, including the guidelines and application forms, please visit council's website, www.tatiara.sa.gov.au, or contact council on: 08 8752 1044, or by email: office@tatiara.sa.gov.au.