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About Community grants

Community Grants Round 1 recipients 2017

Community Grant Update

Applications for Round 2 of the 2017/2018 Community Grant Program will open on Monday 5th March 2018 and close on Friday 30th March 2018.

Grant categories available in this Round include:

  •  Bicentennial Grants2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB) (click for more information)
  • General Community Grants
  • Non-Council Owned Hall Grants
  • Place Making Grants

Grant Information Sessions will be held to provide an overview of the grant program and to assist you with the application process. Attendance is compulsory if a member of your organisation hasn’t attended a session in the past two years.

Laurieton
February 28th  2018. 12pm to 1pm
Laurieton United Ex-Services Club.
2 Seymour Street. Laurieton.

Wauchope
March 1st 2018. 12pm to 1pm
Wauchope RSL Club
8 Young St, Wauchope.

Port Macquarie
March 1st 2018 -  5pm to 6pm and March 2nd 2018 – 12pm to 1pm.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Function Room
Cnr Burrawan and Lord Street. Port Macquarie.

 To book a session please contact Paul Koch, Council’s Community Participation and Grants Officer on 6581 8111 or via email paul.koch@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Community Grant Overview

Does your not for profit community group have a great project that needs funding? Then apply for financial assistance through our Community Grants Program. Preference will be given to collaborative projects that will improve or embellish a public space in your community, or seeks to protect or promote our local history.

The Community Grants Program provides funding support to community groups and not-for-profit organisations to establish community based projects, which:

  • provide opportunities for residents of Port Macquarie-Hastings to participate in a broad range of arts, culture, or local history activities that benefit the quality and cultural heritage of their lives;
  • provide opportunities for residents to participate in special community events with the aim of celebrating and enriching the community’s lifestyle;
  • foster initiative and self-help among residents;
  • encourage the participation of people in activities who have limited opportunities to participate due to low income, geographic or social isolation, cultural background or disability; or
  • strengthen community skills and capacity.

Please refer to the  2017/2018 Community Grant Guidelines6MB pdf(PDF, 6MB) for more information.

2018 Bicentenary

2018 marks 200 years since John Oxley and his team of 15 explorers traversed the mountains from the west and surveyed our region for early European settlement. For thousands of years before, our region was inhabited by the Birpai people, the traditional custodians of our land. John Oxley and many of our earliest European settlers were struck by the natural beauty of our region, the abundant local fauna and the warm nature of our local Aboriginal population.

To commemorate this milestone and to help the community come together and celebrate this rich and diverse region, Council is helping the community celebrate the 2018 Bicentenary.

There are two 2018 Bicentenary Grants options available:

Quick Grants ($0 to $500)

Quick turn-around grants designed to offset the costs associated with small projects (e.g. 2018 Bicentenary community celebrations).

Before commencing your application you must contact Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Beau Spry or Paul Koch on 6581 8111 to discuss your idea.

How to Apply: These grants have a quick application process. Please click on the link for your application form.

Project & Facilitation Grants ($0 - $10,000)

To support projects with tangible outputs and long-term outcomes (e.g. establishment of walking trails or monuments; production of a book; exhibition or artist fees; marketing & promotion costs.)

Before commencing your application you must contact Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Beau Spry or Paul Koch on 6581 8111 to discuss your idea.

How to Apply 

Applications for this grant are made online via Council's SmartyGrants portal: pmhc.smartygrants.com.au

For more information about the Bicentennial Grants please refer to the  Bicentenary Grants Program flyer2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB).

For more information about the General Community Grant Program please contact Paul Koch, Council’s Grant Officer on 6581 8111 or email paul.koch@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Please refer to the  2017/2018 Community Grant Guidelines6MB pdf(PDF, 6MB) for more information.

 

 

This page was last updated on: 07 February 2018