Annual Community Grants Scheme now open to community groups

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Applications for the 2017 Annual Community Grants Scheme are now open at

The Annual Community Grants Scheme provides grants of up to $10,000 to community organisations that wish to undertake worthwhile community projects or activities in the Lismore Local Government Area. It should be noted that flood-related relief will not be funded through this program and will be provided through other channels.

Successful projects have varied widely in the past, from a school building its own chicken coop and the establishment of a refugee choir to supporting Landcare works, wildlife and sporting projects.

Lismore City Council Community Engagement and Partnering Officer Kath Parry encouraged any interested community groups to apply.

“The spirit of the grants scheme is to fund projects or activities that enrich our community,” Kath said.

“We know that a small amount of money invested in a hard-working community group can go a long way. We are very lucky to have so many vibrant community organisations in our midst, and this is about supporting their good ideas and activities.

“We urge all community groups with a passion for improving Lismore to apply.”

Applications for the Annual Community Grants Scheme are open until 19 May. Successful applicants will be notified during Local Government Week in August.

For applications, guidelines and helpful hints on applying, visit our Annual Community Grants Scheme page.

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