Got a great idea? Need funding?
Published: 21 May 2021 2:29pm
Community groups and businesses have just over three weeks to submit their applications for consideration in the inaugural Community@Work Fund.
Wagga Wagga City Council has a new community funding opportunity aimed at helping local organisations and businesses with capital works projects.
The 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 a community and which are not otherwise being met.
Community members across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area are eligible to apply.
Council’s Manager Finance Carolyn Rodney said the fund aims to assist delivery on projects and initiatives which are for the benefit of the community.
“If there’s a community group, organisation or local business with a great idea for a project, then now is the time to start getting an application together,” Ms Rodney said.
“Council is encouraging these groups to submit a funding application for community projects that aim to make Wagga Wagga a thriving, innovative, inclusive and connected city.
“Community@Work Fund is a great opportunity to give a project a funding boost. It’s a new Council initiative and we’re encouraging as many applications as possible before the closing date of 15 June this year.”
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@Works Fund.
Applications can be made through Council’s website at wagga.nsw.gov.au/grants