Community@Work Fund to benefit local projects
Published: 27 Apr 2021 10:41am
A new community funding opportunity aimed at helping local organisations and businesses with capital works projects was given the go-ahead by Wagga Wagga City Councillors at their 26 April Ordinary Meeting.
The inaugural Community@Work Fund will this year provide up to $95,372 in financial assistance to proposed capital works or one-off activities which are primarily for the benefit of local communities and which are not otherwise being met.
Councillors endorsed the fund as another avenue for community members in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area to apply for assistance with a great idea or project.
Council’s Corporate Services Director Natalie Te Pohe said the fund aims to assist delivery on projects and initiatives which are for the benefit of the community.
“Council is now seeking funding applications for community projects that aim to make Wagga Wagga a thriving, innovative, inclusive and connected city,” Mrs Te Pohe said.
“If there is a community project that needs extra funding, then the Community@Work fund could be your next move.
“It is another avenue to apply for funding through Council and one which we’re confident will be popular with local groups, businesses and individuals keen to give their project a financial boost.
“We’re hoping to see applications for activities and projects which are unique to our community, and which people can utilise and promote as part of their community.”
Community@Work is funded from a levy on capital works project budgets. The first $50,000 is transferred to the Public Art Reserve to fund items contained within the Public Art Program.
The balance goes to the Community Works Reserve and is being made available through the Community@Work Fund.
Submissions for Community@Work open on Tuesday 27 April until 15 June 2021.
Applications can be made through Council’s website at wagga.nsw.gov.au/grants