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Council community support grants closing soon

DO you know a community group that could use some financial support or achieve even more for the community with the help of a little extra cash?

Any not-for-profit group or organisation with a project idea that brings direct benefits to the Clarence community can apply for a Clarence City Community Support Grant.

Applications for the next round close on 15 March 2018.

In the last round of the 2017 Clarence City Council Community Support Grants, nearly $18,500 was awarded to 14 community groups.

One of last year’s beneficiaries was local sporting group Dragons Abreast, who received $1,495 for the purchase of buoyancy vests and marine radios.

“Safety gear is essential, but also expensive,” Dragons Abreast club president Leonie Silk said.

“We are so thankful for this grant because it means we can keep our members safe on the water, while they are regaining their fitness following the treatment of breast cancer.

“This will help us raise awareness and reach in the community.

“I’d encourage anyone involved with a club, sporting or community group to consider what more they could do or achieve with a community grant and make an application.”

Also in the 2017 grant round, the Lions Club of Clarence received $1,500 for the purchase of a projector and equipment installation at the Howrah Community Centre.

The Lindisfarne Cricket Club received $1000 for girls cricket growth and promotion, as well as the purchase of new equipment.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the benefits not-for-profit organisations brought to the community were immeasurable.

“It is with pleasure that the Council can offer some financial assistance to allow them to continue their efforts for the benefit of the greater community,” he said.

Enquires about community support grants can be made to grants@ccc.tas.gov.au or visit www.ccc.tas.gov.au for more information.

A copy of the grant guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the website or by contacting the grants officer directly on phone 6217 9572.

Caption: Members of Dragons Abreast at Lindisfarne Bay setting off for a paddle in their new safety gear.