Bellingen Council is about to release its first round of community grants for the 2017-18 financial year and will soon be inviting applications for funding for the following activities:
- Creative Placemaking (new program)
- Community Events
- Community Support activities
Creative Placemaking is a new program about invigorating and activating public spaces through art by taking a unique and creative approach that encourages participation in arts and cultural activities. These activities may include invigorating street furniture, public sculpture, murals, laneway transformation or musical performance.
The Creative Placemaking program is in addition to Council’s existing Community Event Sponsorship and Community Support grant programs.
All three community grant programs will open on Monday 24 April.
The Community Support and Community Event Sponsorship Funds are open to incorporated not-for-profit organisations. The Creative Placemaking program is open to all members of the community. Please refer to the specific guidelines for each program for more information and how to apply. Information will be provided on Council’s website under the ‘Community’ tab closer to the opening date.
For any questions regarding the Funds, please contact the Grants and Business Development Officer between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Wednesday, on 6655 7379.