The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has announced the opening of its 2023-2024 grants program.Organisations who are looking to run a major event, community project or event, smaller community initiative or proven environmental project between 11 August 2023 and 30 June 2024, are encouraged to check their eligibility and to apply by the closing date of 30 June 2023.
The 2023-24 Grants Program is an important part of the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan. Grants will provide financial support to community groups and organisations, local and major events and outcomes-focussed environmental projects to build capacity, participation and the protection of our environment, as well as supporting tourism and local businesses.
Grants Program applications are now open for:
- Major Events Grants (up to $20,000)
- Community Development and Events Grants (up to $10,000)
- Community Development Easy Grants (up to $3,000)
- Environmental Management Grants (up to $44,000)
All initial applications close at 5pm on 30 June 2023 with some grant types offering additional funding rounds later in the year should any funds remain. Applications for multi-year funding will be considered for Major Events Grants and Environmental Management Grants.
Major Events Grants are aimed at supporting major events of State or National significance with events such as CinefestOz, Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS), Cabin Fever and the Cape2Cape MTB Stage Race just some of those who have already secured funding for 2023-24 through multi-year agreements.
Community Development and Events Grants are aimed at fostering community resilience, connection and wellbeing with past successful recipients including the Edible Gardens Festival, the Margaret River Ag Show, Augusta River Festival and Art’s Margaret River’s Cowaramup Sundowners. Easy Grants simplifies the process and timings for smaller community activations.
The Shire is also pleased to open its Environmental Management Grants and is seeking to fund organisations, community groups and individuals who can help achieve results in biodiversity protection, waterway health, coastal management, sustainability and environmental education. Previously successful projects included the Our Patch Education Program, Western Ringtail Possum project and regenerative agriculture initiatives.
Organisations interested in Community Development Grants are encouraged to attend a Grants Information Session being run by ConnectGroups and the Shire on Monday 15 May from 2.30pm to 4pm at the Margaret River HEART. Register for this free event.
Find out more about the Shire’s Grants Program and download grant guidelines and application forms today!
03 May 2023 Topic Type
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