Council grant funding opens to support Maitland community celebrate important days

Council grant funding opens to support Maitland community celebrate important days

A new round of grant funding has opened to help community groups and organisations mark Commemorative and Recognised Days across Maitland, with those interested encouraged to apply now.

While much of the funding in previous rounds has gone to groups celebrating Commemorative Days like ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, Council is encouraging community groups to submit funding applications for recognised days and weeks like Harmony Day, and NAIDOC Week.

The Commemorative and Recognised Days Grant offers up to $3,000 in funding, which must be matched with cash, materials, volunteer hours, or in-kind initiatives. A full list of days eligible for grant funding can be found at Council’s website.

The Grant aims to provide financial support to local non-profit community-based organisations or groups to provide activities and events that involve, educate and benefits in the local community.

Team Leader Recreation and Community Planning, David Baker called it an exciting opportunity for community groups to bolster their events with grant funding.

“This is one of our most successful grant programs and we love being able to support the community and recognise days that are important to them,” David said.

In their last round of funding, Maitland City Council awarded two grants to local RSL branches commemorating Remembrance Day, and two to community groups celebrating International Day of Families and World Autism Awareness Day.

“That shows how much diversity there is in the kind of days that the community can get support with, and we’re looking forward to being able to support similar events in this round of funding,” David explained.

Projects eligible for application should include activities and events that involve, educate and benefit residents in the Maitland community in line with the Section 356 Community Grants Policy.


IMAGE | Grant funding now open to support Maitland community celebrate commemorations and important days.

Maitland City Council

The Maitland Local Government Area (LGA) covers an area of 396km2 in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales.

Maitland is the focus of a diversity of economic activities including agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing, transport and construction industries. Arguably Maitland’s greatest asset is its location on the rich alluvial flats of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers. It is one of the most highly productive areas in NSW and a service centre for a rich agricultural hinterland.


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