Hon Alfred Ngaro
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
12 April 2016
Community groups able to apply for grants
From today communities will be able to apply for $12.5 million of grant funding for the projects and organisations that matter to them most says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro.
The Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) opens today.
“The COGS funding is unique in that it’s decided on and distributed by local distribution committees. That means we have locals deciding what matters most to them and what will have the most impact on their own communities,” says Mr Ngaro.
The 37 local COGS committees will make decisions on what projects, events and organisations will receive funding by 28 July 2017 at the latest.
Last year 4,223 organisations received funding under the scheme. Some of the recipients included:
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