Proactive community grants now up for grabs

Published on 10 October 2017

Proactive-grants

Do you have a great idea for a community project or initiative, but need some help to get it off the ground?

You might be eligible for a City of Swan grant valued between $5,000 and $50,000.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City is offering a grant pool of $100,000 as part of its 2017/18 Proactive Community Grants program.

“The City is looking to fund projects or initiatives, big and small, that meet the needs of our community from four strategic focus areas,” he said.

“These focus areas are our youth, our ageing population, our community’s safety and our sustainable environment, which are all guided by current City of Swan strategic documents.

“From October 17, we’ll be calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) - and eligible organisations, not-for-profits and community groups are welcome to apply.

“If you think you might fit the bill, we encourage you to apply through the City’s online Proactive Grants EOI portal before November 10.”

The Proactive Community Grants program is an extension of the City's Swan Community Funding Scheme (SCFS), which aims to enhance the social wellbeing, sustainability and development of our communities.

It’s also more flexible - allowing for submissions that might otherwise fall outside of the standard SCFC guidelines.

Ballajura Ward Councillor Adam Kovalevs said the SCFS was essential for strengthening and celebrating the City’s many diverse communities.

“It’s wonderful to see the City giving back to the community, supporting everything from local grass roots initiatives to large-scale community projects,” he said.

Learn more about the focus areas, eligibility criteria, and the application process or call 9267 9131 or email grants@swan.wa.gov.au.