Funding opportunity for local organisations
Funding opporunities for local organisations are available as Albury Wodonga Connected Communities announced the first round of grant applications open for 2019.
Twice per year Albury Wodonga Connected Communities provides grants for projects that will provide opportunities for a broad range of local not for profit community organisations.
David Clark, Chair, Albury Wodonga Connected Communities commented, “We are hoping for a record number of applicants this year, which means a bigger positive impact for our local community”.
He continued, “All our funding comes from Bendigo Bank, who pay a commission to our organisation when locals tag their account with AWCC. These commissions are paid as part of the Bendigo Bank’s community engagement budget and are made at no cost to the Bendigo Bank customer. So, the grants are essentially provided by locals for locals.”
Applicants must be a community group or not-for-profit organisation within the municipal boundaries of Albury or Wodonga. Grant applications must fit into certain categories, which are outlined on the AWCC website, www.awconnectedcommunities.com.au.
Grants are awarded to organisations who can clearly demonstrate the social benefits of their project for their own members and/or the broader Albury Wodonga Community.
Previous grant recipients have included:
- Boys to the Bush
- Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare
- Albury Wodonga Table Tennis
- Meals on Wheels Albury
- Brave Hearts on the Murray
- Wodonga Cricket Club
- Murray High School P&C
- Restart Albury Wodonga
- Gateway Health
Local organisations can apply via the AWCC website via an online form. The grant applications are assessed by the AWCC Grants Sub-committee and winners are announced at a Grant night in May.