Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund – Call for applications and information session

13 August 2014

Community groups in the Ararat Rural City who are working towards socially, economically and environmentally sustainable projects are welcome to apply to the $50,000 Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund, which opened on Tuesday 12 August 2014.

Pacific Hydro’s executive general manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett, encouraged eligible community groups to submit an application before 23 September 2014.

“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.

Applications are accepted across five funding areas: education and training, health and welfare, sport and recreation, the environment, and arts and culture.

To assist community groups in submitting grant applications, Pacific Hydro and Ararat Rural City Council are hosting a drop-in information session at Chalambar Golf Club on Friday 15 August from 11.00am – 2.00pm.

“The drop-in information session provides an opportunity for community groups to ensure they are submitting the best possible application,” said Mr Crockett.

If your community group is working on a project that supports local sustainability and you’re looking for funding, why not download an application form and the Fund Guidelines, contact Remi Gordon on 03 8621 6478, community@pacifichydro.com.au or on 15 August at Chalambar Golf Club.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to be considered in this year’s round of funding.