Not-for-profits and community groups within Melville are encouraged to apply for the City’s Level 1 Community Partnership Funding that provides monetary support of up to $10,000 for innovative programs and events that enhance community wellbeing.
The City offers five levels of funding through its Community Partnership Funding program, with Level 1 applications, which is funding of up to $10,000, open from Monday, 1 October to Monday, 29 October.
Applicants must be a constituted and incorporated not-for-profit association, be based in the City of Melville providing services within its boundaries, have an Australian ABN, and must not have current funding from the City of Melville to be eligible to apply.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the program enables local community groups and not-for-profits to be directly involved in achieving the City’s Vison of ‘working together to achieve community wellbeing for today and tomorrow.’
“We know local community groups and not-for-profits are uniquely positioned in that they are out in the community and have their finger on the pulse in regards to the pressing needs of their local neighbourhoods.
“Through Community Partnership Funding, we are able to support them to be actively involved in responding to these needs at a grassroots level, which helps build their capacity and also achieve our goal of community wellbeing.
“We’ve seen some fantastic projects come out of the Community Partnership Funding program, including our successful Harmony Week movie night in February this year, which saw the community come together to support multiculturalism at Bob Gordon Reserve, and LoveFest in May this year, which celebrated those living with dementia in our community.
“All projects are considered as long as they aim to build diverse, cohesive and connected communities; reduce vulnerability and increase opportunity for disadvantaged groups; or increase capability and coordination of community services and participation in decision making.
“We look forward to receiving this year’s submissions and encourage potential applications to visit our website for more information on the selection criteria and some handy tips on putting together your application.”
Not-for-profit and community groups can also apply for Level Two funding of up to $5,000, Level Three funding of up to $1,000, non-monetary support of up to $500 and Youth Development Funding of up to $500 all year round.
For more information on Community Partnership Funding, phone 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666 or visit www.melvillecity.com.au/CPF.