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Community Capital Works and Major Equipment grant applications now open

Published: 11 February 2019

Applications for Cardinia Shire Council’s Community Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants 2019–20 are now open and will close 5pm, Monday 4 March 2019.

Under the Community Capital Works Grants program, eligible community groups can apply for funding up to $35,000 to upgrade and help manage council and crown-owned community and recreation facilities within Cardinia Shire.

Suitable projects include building extensions and improvements; capital improvements to facilities; built-in or fixed equipment installations; or portable items where they meet best practice standards (e.g. playground equipment in kindergartens).

Priority is given to projects that:

  • enhance access and inclusion
  • address occupational and public health and safety
  • improve or expand facilities for current use
  • provide an environmental benefit.

Grant funding will reimburse up to a maximum of 50 per cent on paid invoices.

Under the Major Equipment Grants program, successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 in funding to help purchase equipment to maintain playing surfaces, without the need to engage contractors.

Major equipment grant funding is dollar-for-dollar, matched funding. These grants are only available to Recreation Reserve Committees of Management that can demonstrate the need for the equipment.

Community organisations applying for a grant are encouraged to contact relevant Council officers early in their project planning to discuss the permit, building and environmental requirements for their projects.

For more information, to obtain the Grants Guide and to apply, visit Council’s website: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/grants

Enquiries regarding the grants process and eligibility can be made to Council’s Community Places Officer by email to b.fleming@cardinia.vic.gov.au or by calling 1300 787 624.