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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is pleased to announce the first community-based organisations to receive funding under its Easy Grants initiative. The grants of up to $2,000 are aimed at supporting the delivery of projects and events that foster community resilience, connection and wellbeing and will remain open for the duration of 2020-21 or until all funds have been allocated.

The successful applicants to date include Margaret River Organic Garden for the purchase of signage and a dishwasher ($2,000), Intercultural Action Group for intercultural cooking workshops ($2,000), Lions Club of Cowaramup for murals in the community garden ($1,420) and Margaret River Underwater Hockey Club Inc for replacement of their underwater hockey goals ($1,000).

Coordinator Community Planning & Development Jason Cleary congratulated the recipients and encouraged more eligible local organisations to apply. “Easy Grants are proving to be a brilliant way for local not-for-profit organisations to secure a much-needed funding boost in what has proven to be a challenging year,” he said.

“If you’re part of a community based, volunteer and not-for-profit organisation who could use some extra funding, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the criteria as your organisation could benefit.”

Easy Grants provide assistance of up to $2,000 and remain open for the duration of 2020-21 or until all funds have been allocated. Priorities in funding allocations include the purchase of equipment up to $1,000, professional development for volunteers, minor events or activations that encourage participation or connection and neighbourhood projects or events.

For grant guidelines and details on how to apply, please visit or call Community Development Officer Kim Rosenfeld on 08 9780 5233.

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