Portland Sustainable Communities Fund – Call for applications and grant writing workshop

2 June 2014

The $90,000 Portland Sustainable Communities Fund is now open and calling for applications from community groups operating in Cape Bridgewater, Cape Nelson, Portland, Heywood, Gorae West and Tyrendarra.

Pacific Hydro’s General Manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett, encouraged community groups implementing socially and environmentally sustainable projects to submit an application before 14 July.

“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 in making the best possible application, Pacific Hydro and United Way Glenelg have engaged Volunteering Warrnambool to deliver a two hour grant writing workshop, completely free of charge.

Topics covered during the workshop include;

  • Funding needs and project proposals, including identifying a need and compiling evidence to support it
  • Writing a grant application, including reading and understanding of funding guidelines and criteria
  • Where to look for funding opportunities

Pacific Hydro and United Way Glenelg are also offering a drop-in information session where you can meet representatives from each organisation, to find out about the various grant programs available locally, ask questions and receive practical advice on your applications.

The workshop and the drop in session will be held at the Portland TAFE function room on Thursday 19 June from 5.30 – 8.00pm.

“The drop-in information session and grant writing workshop is 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 by visiting Pacific Hydro’s website pacifichydro.com.au,  contact Remi Gordon on 03 8621 6478 or come along to the workshop on Thursday 19 June in Portland.