Seniors Festival Grants applications are now open

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OPPORTUNITY AWAITS… Senior members of the region are being encouraged to apply for the 2019 Greater Shepparton Seniors Festival Grants. Photo: Supplied.
OPPORTUNITY AWAITS… Senior members of the region are being encouraged to apply for the 2019 Greater Shepparton Seniors Festival Grants. Photo: Supplied.

OLDER generations are encouraged to get their community planning skills in order, as applications for the 2019 Greater Shepparton Seniors Festival Grants open on Friday, April 12.

This limited funding is intended to support a range of activities and events that and it’s hoped the grants will encourage seniors to participate in physical activities or to attend social events or functions.

Funding support is available for community-wide projects that provide activities and outcomes accessible to the whole community, or individual projects that provide activities and outcomes for specific community groups and individuals.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe is encouraging residents to apply.

“There are plenty of groups around our municipality already doing this to a brilliant level and we encourage them, as well as new groups or people with new ideas, to apply for some financial support,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

Funding is provided on a one-off basis to a maximum of $500 per grant. Groups and individuals making applications are encouraged to apply for funding prior to the detailed planning of their proposed project commencing. Applications and groups must be based in Greater Shepparton and operating not-for-profit and proposed projects should be able to demonstrate broad community benefit. Applications for the grants will close on Friday, May 10.

Please refer to the guidelines for the Seniors Festival Grant on Greater Shepparton City Council website or hard copy is available at council offices. For more information, contact council’s Seniors Festival Co-ordinator, Maria Sorbello on email at [email protected] or on phone at 5832 9537.