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07 June 2018

Workshops to boost grant chances

The Indigo Shire Mayor, Cr Jenny O'Connor, said today Council was pleased to once again offer Community Grants and Tourism Events Grants for 2018-19.

"To help inform potential applicants of the type of activities which would be suitable for funding, and the process of applying for financial support, Council officers will conduct workshops across the Shire," Cr O'Connor said.

"I urge as many residents as possible to attend and learn how they can avail themselves of this excellent opportunity for their Tourism and Community activities."

Cr O'Connor said the Grants Program supported the community's hard-working, hands-on contributors, and helped them promote and improve their services in a wide range of endeavours across the Shire.

"In previous years these grants have helped a wide range of organisations improve facilities, purchase equipment, carry out renovations, and provide training and support," Cr O'Connor said.

Cr O'Connnor said a total of $47,500 has been proposed in the Draft Budget for community, arts and culture projects, with a further $2,500 for youth focused initiatives. The Draft Budget has also recommended $26,000 for tourism projects.

Applications formally open on Wednesday 6 June 2018. In previous years, successful applicants have received funds ranging from $200 to $4,000.

Grant Workshops

  • Beechworth Supper Room Tuesday 12 June 4.30pm-6pm
  • Chiltern Senior Citizens Club Wednesday 13 June 3pm-4.30pm
  • Rutherglen Senior Citizens Wednesday 13 June 5.30pm-7pm
  • Kiewa-Tangambalanga Lions Den Thursday 14 June 3pm-4.30pm
  • Yackandandah Library Thursday 14 June 5.30pm-7pm

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018. For more information, and to download an application form, please visit

For further information, contact Jess in Community Development or Lauren in Tourism on 1300 365 003.



For further information:
Contact Cr Jenny O'Connor
Phone 0417 126 409