AusNet, Indigo Shire’s electricity distribution company, has announced a $20,000 community development program that will award grants of up to $3,000 to local not-for-profit organisations for eligible projects.
With the support of Indigo Shire Council for the first time, the ‘Energising Your Community’ development program will accept applications until Friday 14 December 2018.
AusNet’ Customer and Community Manager, Craig Velt, said that AusNet was proud to offer eligible community-minded groups grants to deliver sustainable projects within our electricity distribution network.
“Empowering the diverse communities we service is important at AusNet, which is why we’re working with Indigo Shire Council to offer the funding program to help local organisations,” Mr Velt said.
“Our community development programs have successfully helped not-for-profit organisations tackle the challenges their communities face for a number of years,” he said.
Indigo Shire Mayor, Councillor Bernard Gaffney, said that the AusNet ‘Energising Your Community’ program would provide valuable funds for local groups.
“We know there are many passionate people in our diverse community who support strengthening local connections. These people work hard at local sporting and recreation clubs, service organisations and support groups, to name a few, to deliver sustainable projects . Being able to access grants to purchase equipment to progress projects or deliver services will benefit not just these groups, but the wider community.”
“This sort of funding program creates real opportunities to improve social wellbeing, deliver community projects or perhaps even pay for much needed equipment or renovations for groups to continue offering services that community members rely on.”
“It’s easy to apply and we would encourage all eligible groups to consider making an application for a grant,” Cr Gaffney said.
Applications open Monday, 12 November and close on Friday 14 December. Download the application form and guidelines.
Each year, AusNet commits $100,000 in sponsorships and donations across Victoria. For more information, please visit our Sponsorships and Donations page.
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