COMMUNITY groups, organisations and landowners are invited to apply for a range of grant programs through the City of Greater Geelong.
The city is supporting a wide variety of community interests and activities with grants through its Community Investment Support Fund (CISF).
Applications for the next round of available grants will be received until August 2.
To inform community members about the funding opportunities and to help with their applications, the city will host more grant information sessions this month.
These sessions will be held at:
• Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington Street, Geelong West on Saturday, June 15, from 10amnoon (RSVP by June 14 via https://grantsession6. eventbrite.com.au)
• Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong on Wednesday, June 19, from 6-8pm (RSVP by June 18 via https://grantsession7. eventbrite.com.au), and
• Potato Shed, 29-41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale on June 22 from 10am-noon (RSVP by June 21 via https://grantsession8.eventbrite.com.au).
The council is allocating more than $8.3 million to the unified CISF fund in the proposed 2019-20 budget.
This includes $3 million for community infrastructure, with clubs on private land eligible to apply for the first time.
The Central Geelong Heritage Fund would provide priority project grants of up to $70,000 to support the restoration of commercial heritage building facades in priority areas of the CBD.
There are also general project grants of up to $30,000 available for other heritage restoration projects within Central Geelong.
Head to geelongaustralia.com.au/grants for more information on the range of grant programs.