Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper is urging local community groups to apply for funding under the annual Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme.

“I encourage all local not-for-profit community organisations across the Shire to take advantage of this scheme and apply for essential funding,” he said.

Under the scheme, which is the result of approximately 500 clubs across NSW allocating funds to assist local community and sporting groups within their respective Local Government Areas, not-for-profit community groups may apply for funding for local projects that fall within the four priority areas ofOlder people, Young people, Children and Addressing social disadvantage.

“Whilst Wingecarribee only has a relatively small grants program, we encourage all interested parties to submit an application regardless of the size of their project,” said Councillor Whipper.

A total of $58,000 has been made available across the Shire with local not-for-profit community organisations eligible to apply for grants up to $5000.

“The Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme really is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to raise the profile of their group or project which may otherwise struggle to get off the ground,” the Mayor said.

“The Mittagong RSL and the Moss Vale Services Club are to be congratulated for their continued support of this scheme in our Shire,” he said.

“Because ultimately, all the projects funded are for the betterment of our entire community.”

Application forms can be found online at: www.clubsnsw.com.au/community/clubgrants/for-applicants.

Successful projects will be selected by the committee based on criteria, eligibility and ultimate funding.

The Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme is open until Friday 3 June 2016.

For further information visit Council’s website at: www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-funding-opportunities/clubgrants, contact Council’s Acting Community Development Coordinator, Jenny Kena on phone 4868 0855 or via email at jenny.kena@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Further details can also be obtained by contacting the General Managers of the Mittagong RSL or Moss Vale Services Club.

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