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Financial Assistance Scheme round two open


Financial Assistance Scheme round two open

Applications are now open for round two of the Devonport City Council 2021/22 Community Financial Assistance Scheme.

Community groups, clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply for financial support to help deliver important projects and programs for the benefit of Devonport residents. 

Devonport Mayor, Councillor Annette Rockliff, said Council was particularly keen to support activities based around community development, culture and heritage, economic development, sport and recreation and healthy living and learning.

“Community groups, clubs and organisations play a vital role in helping create a healthier, stronger, more vibrant and connected Devonport community, and this is one way in which Council can assist them undertake their important work,’’ Cr Rockliff said.

“Major and minor grants are available for not-for-profit community organisations and groups to help them to deliver community projects, events, infrastructure projects, and to purchase equipment.”

In the first round of the 2021/22 Financial Assistance Scheme, The Devonport Senior Citizens Club was successful in receiving a grant to purchase a new piano.  When returning to the club post the 2020 COVID lockdown, the club discovered their old piano had been damaged by mice.  Obtaining funding for a new piano has benefited a number of groups, including the Mersey Singers, The Renaissance Singers and the Reflections Café, with the club again able to hold concerts for the benefit of its members.

Applications for major and minor grants are now open and close on Monday, 28 February. 

Find guidelines and application forms for the major and minor grants on the Council website here:…/major-minor-grants/

If you have any questions relating to the Financial Assistance Scheme, please contact Danielle, Community Services, via email – [email protected]

Media contact: Jacqui Surtees | Executive Coordinator | Devonport City Council | 0364240560|[email protected]