The Mumbulla Foundation has opened its grants program for 2017 and applications are sought from community organisations, schools, charities, volunteers and individuals who make a contribution to the Bega Valley Shire.
The Foundation raises funds throughout the year by holding an annual gala dinner, receiving donations from other foundations and by the generous support of individuals via the gold donor program.
“Bega Valley Shire Council is also a huge supporter of the Mumbulla Foundation and supports its work in promoting community well-being by giving to small groups for social, environmental and cultural activities within the Bega Valley Shire,” Mumbulla Foundation chairman Gary Potts said.
The Foundation is run by a dedicated group of volunteer directors, who work to return as much as possible of the funds raised back to the community. Administrative costs are kept to a minimum and no staff are employed by the Foundation.
Grants up to $9000 are available, to help small groups to carry out projects to enable them to continue their vital contribution to the Bega Valley community.
Over the past 15 years a total of over $800,000 in grants have been given a diverse range of community goups. In 2016 grants were given to SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network); FSC Maternity Advisory Group; Bega Valley Autism Lab; Southern Women’s Group; REAP by OzHarvest and Pambula Wetlands, and many more.
Applications for grants open on August 15 and close at 5pm on September 30. For information about eligibility and how to apply, visit www.mumbulla.org.au and find the Grants page.
Community groups are encouraged to apply early. Workshops to assist with grant applications will be held at various locations throughout the Bega Valley Shire; dates and locations will be announced shortly.