Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund – Call for applications

7 August 2012

The $50,000 Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund is now open and calling for applications from community groups operating in the Ararat Rural City.

Pacific Hydro’s General Manager, Australia, Mr Lane Crockett, encouraged community groups implementing socially and environmentally sustainable projects to submit an application before 18 September.

“The Fund is designed to support a wide range of initiatives and all local community groups and organisations who require funding should consider applying,” said Mr Crockett.

To assist community groups with the application process, Pacific Hydro is hosting a drop-in workshop at the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre on Tuesday 14 August between 10am and 4pm.

“The workshop is an opportunity for community groups to run their project ideas past our Community Engagement Coordinator and ensure they are submitting the best possible application,” said Mr Crockett.

Ararat Rural City Council Community Development Coordinator, Angela Hunt will also be available at the workshop to discuss the Council’s grant process.

Applications are accepted across five funding areas: sport, art, health and safety, environment and education.

If your community group is working on projects that support local sustainability and you’re looking for funding, why not download an application form and the Fund guidelines by visiting Pacific Hydro’s website or contact Chloe Carpenter, on 03 8621 6428.

Applications must be received by 5pm Tuesday 18 September 2012 to be considered in this year’s round of funding.