Moree Plains Shire Council taking applications for Community Enhancement Fund grant of up to $25,000

Applications are now open for the Moree Plains Shire Council Community Enhancement Fund.

All community, sporting or education organisations are encouraged to apply for the grant of up to $25,000 thanks to an annual contribution from the Moree Solar Farm, to propose projects or programs that will have a large impact on the Moree Plains Shire community.

Moree Plains Shire Council's acting economic and community development manager Laura Colley explained the Community Enhancement Fund was established to provide financial assistance intended to enhance the local physical or social environment or provide a service to promote community well-being or environmental sustainability.

"We hope the successful grant applications will present some new ideas and some forward thinking that will have long term, high community impact," Ms Colley said.

"We look forward to seeing what exciting projects and programs individuals and community groups will propose that can benefit the community and our many residents."

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Under the policy, council will be able to consider how many local projects they wish to support as part of the annual contribution from the Moree Solar Farm allowing for larger scale projects than the Public Donation Fund.

Council wishes to advise the community that it will consider eligible applications for financial assistance under the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2019 calendar year at its meeting on Thursday, July 11, where applications of up to $25,000 will be considered.

Individuals or groups wishing to apply for financial assistance are required to complete and submit a Community Enhancement Fund application form by no later than 5pm on June 14 to enable the application to be considered.

In accordance with the Community Enhancement Fund policy, applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

A copy of the Community Enhancement Fund application form and policy are available on council's website at www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au or can be obtained from the Moree Plains Shire Council office during normal office hours or by telephone on 6757 3222.

Copies are also available at the Moree Community Library and offices at Boggabilla and Mungindi.