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Community micro grants now open

Micro Grant
Micro grant applications for this month are open until Friday, 24 April.

The April round of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Micro Grants Program is now open, with applications closing Friday, 24 April.

The Micro Grants Program provides financial assistance to community groups and associations that meet recognised community needs, as identified in Council's Social Development Action Plan or Bundaberg Regional Sport and Recreation Strategy.

Micro grants have monthly rounds, opening on the first day of each month and closing on the last Friday of each month.

The available financial assistance per successful micro grant application is up to $1000. More details are available here.

Selection criteria

Applications must demonstrate:

  • Linkage to the specific aims and priorities for the micro grant (available in the application guidelines).
  • Submit a balanced, realistic and complete budget for the project/program/event.
  • Submit current quotes for all requested items.

Eligible groups/organisations are required to:

  • Be a Bundaberg Regional Council based not-for-profit group/organisation, and
  • Have the majority of members of the group/organisation residing in the Bundaberg Regional Council area
  • Have acquitted any previous Council grant satisfactorily
  • Submit a detailed budget for the program/project/event
  • Submit current quotes for all requested items
  • Provide a community benefit to the residents of the Bundaberg Regional Council area

Softball Club put grant to good use

Across the Waves Softball Club
The marquee and benches that Across the Waves Softball Club acquired through Council's Micro Grants program

Last year Across the Waves Softball Club received a micro grant and put it to good use, according to Secretary Lee-Anne O’Leary.

“We used the grant for marquees and benches to assist in providing a sunsafe environment for our players,” Lee-Anne said.

Lee-Anne said the micro grant was definitely worth applying for.

“The micro grant application is easy to complete if you follow the guidelines.

“Once you have identified what your project or program is, obtained quotes and drafted a budget, the application form took about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

“It’s great to see Bundaberg Regional Council offer financial assistance programs to support our community.

“I would encourage all organisations to access this funding to support their operations – up to $1,000 can provide a range of products.”

Community Grants and COVID-19 relief measures

Council’s Community Grants of up to $5000 are also open, with the current round closing on Friday, 26 June. 

More details are available here.

Council has also endorsed a package of relief measures to support residents and businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

You can find out more on the relief package here.

For more details on available Grants, contact Council’s Community Development team on 4130 4150.

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