Neighbourhood Grants Now Open
Image: Williams Landing, Victoria, 2014 Neighbourhood Grants recipients.
Community groups surrounding Ellendale are invited to submit applications for the 2017 Neighbourhood Grants program..
Although not a new initiative for Cedar Woods, Ellendale is Cedar Woods’ first Queensland project, so this is the first year the grants program will be run in this State. $20,000 will be allocated to local community groups in grants of $500, $1,000 or $2,000.
“Since starting the grants program in 2009, Cedar Woods has donated $415,000 to more than 130 community groups across Victoria and WA,” Cedar Woods Chief Operating Officer Nathan Blackburne said.
“The Neighbourhood Grants program is an opportunity to acknowledge the important role community groups play in building healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. We are inspired each year by the applications we receive and appreciate the tireless work undertaken by not-for-profit organisations within the communities surrounding Cedar Woods’ projects.”
Sporting, welfare, recreation and other not-for-profit groups providing services that benefit the community are encouraged to apply. Previous grant recipients in Victoria have included The Cancer Council, St John Ambulance, Point Cook Country Fire Authority, Shoestring Gardening and Multicultural Seniors Association.
To be eligible for a grant, community groups must be not-for-profit organisations and must have been in operation for more than 12 months. Groups located in the suburbs of Upper Kedron, Ferny Grove, The Gap, Arana Hills, Keperra, Ferny Hills, Everton Hills and/or Mitchelton are eligible to submit applications.
Applications open on 6 February 2017 and close on 24 March 2017, and a committee of community representatives will judge the applications. Cedar Woods will announce the successful applicants May 2017.