Villages in the Gunnedah shire can now apply for grants up to $500 to host Australia Day events and activities.
“Each village has their own atmosphere and community that is unique,” Australia Day Working Group chair Rob Hooke said.
“By making available money that is dedicated specifically to the villages, the shire will have diverse and exciting celebrations that are truly representative of Australia.”
Cr Hooke said all not-for-profit community groups and committees in the shire’s villages can apply.
“Perhaps you are looking to host a community event, support an existing event, advertise your Australia Day celebrations or purchase materials. There are many different ways you can be eligible for the grants,” he said.
All Australia Day activities fund applications will be assessed by a panel of the working group. To apply, groups are encouraged to submit a letter or email outlining a brief description of the activity or event. Applications close at 5pm on December 7, 2018.
The council is also calling on community groups, organisations or businesses to submit their Australia Day event information for inclusion in the annual Australia Day schedule. The schedule is distributed throughout the shire to ensure all community events are acknowledged and well-attended.
Residents are invited to attend the Australia Day Working Group’s next meeting at 5pm on November 22 at the Gunnedah Council Chambers on Elgin Street. For more information, contact cultural precinct supervisor Lauren Mackley on (02) 6740 2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org