Round two of community grants now open

Round Two of the Burnie City Council’s 2011/2012 Financial Assistance Grants Program to Clubs and Organisations, is open for application.

Burnie City Council Community Development Officer Allison Daley said, “The grants program is open to all not-for-profit organisations that are planning community projects in the Burnie municipality to occur during the 2011/2012 financial year.

“The Financial Assistance Grants Program aims to support community clubs and organisations to initiate or establish programs, projects and activities on a fair and equitable basis.”

The first round of funding for the 2011/2012 program saw thirteen community clubs and organisations receive financial assistance for numerous projects, such as sporting equipment, arts activities and facility improvements.

Successful applicants in round one of 2011/2012 included: Ridgley Sports Club ($5126), Zodiacs Gymnastic Club ($3890), Burnie Amateur Swimming Club ($2500), Acton Cricket Club ($1030), Natone Football Club ($6918), Tasmanian Classical Ballet ($1000), Scripture Union Tasmania ($1243), Burnie Community Care ($3000), Ridgley Community Centre ($3000), Upper Natone Reserve Committee ($3000), Cooee to Camdale Coastcare ($1420), Oakleigh Accommodation Service ($2500) and Friends of Burnie Penguins ($1400).

In addition to the grants program, individuals who are selected to represent Tasmania or Australia at events like conferences, seminars and sporting championships are eligible to apply for a $100 contribution toward their expenses. Applications for the State Representatives program can be made at anytime.

Also community groups are urged to contact Council to find out what other grants and funding is available.
Applications for Round Two of the Financial Assistance Grants for Clubs and organisations for 2011/2012 close at 5pm on Wednesday 5 October 2011.

The application forms can be downloaded from Council’s website or by contacting Council’s Community and Economic Development Department on 6430 5706.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728