More than $40,000 worth of community grants up for grabs

The Murray Bridge council will hand out various grants in March 2021. Here's how your group can get a piece of the action.

Community groups are being invited to share in more than $40,000 worth of grants from the Murray Bridge council.

An information session will be held this Thursday for members of local groups that have projects in mind, but lack the cash to get them done.

Funding is available in six streams:

  • Community grants: for projects which empower or develop the community

  • Sport and recreation facility grants: to improve the quality and availability of local facilities

  • Environmental and climate change grants: for environmental projects, events and initiatives

  • Youth at risk grants: for training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth

  • Riverfront activation grants: for community events at Sturt Reserve

  • Building enhancement grants: for painting, repairs, streetscape enhancements and similar works in Murray Bridge’s central business district

Applicants may required to match the funding dollar-for-dollar, whether in cash or in kind – for example, through the donation of volunteers’ time.

Mayor Brenton Lewis said the council’s grant program existed to make life better for Murray Bridge residents.

“We see a vast array of projects and events delivered across the Rural City of Murray Bridge each year, from environmental initiatives, to sporting infrastructure, community events and everything in between,” he said.

“I encourage our community groups to consider initiatives they want to deliver and apply for council funding, especially if they have not applied for funding previously.

“We would certainly love to be able to lend a hand where we can.”

Applications will be due on March 5.

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