Community grants open for groups who improve services and infrastructure

24 community groups from across the Dubbo Regional Council area were given a share in $300,000 in September. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING
24 community groups from across the Dubbo Regional Council area were given a share in $300,000 in September. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING

Community groups in the local government area are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $50,000.

Dubbo Regional Council mayor Ben Shields said $317,500 was available for projects initiated by community organisations that improve services and infrastructure, under the Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Program.

“The first rounds of funding were very successful with projects such as new lights on the Tracker Riley Cycleway, trail maintenance and new signage in Mount Arthur Reserve, a new bus for the Wellington Westhaven Group, replacement of water pipes in Euchareena, the Uniting NSW Learner Driver Program and improvements at Moxon Park in Stuart Town all funded through Stronger Community Grants,” Cr Shields said.

“This is the third and final round of the Program and provides an excellent opportunity to fund more projects that will have a lasting community benefit.”

Those looking for advice on eligibility can contact council on 6801 4000. Application packages are available at www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.