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Community grant program extended

Apply for a Springfield Rise community grant now
Apply for a Springfield Rise community grant now David Franklin

HAVE a project, program or event that benefits the community?

Then Springfield Rise wants to hear from you.

They're looking to fund programs including arts and culture, recreation, youth, education, welfare, environment and health during the Springfield Rise small grants program.

The program opened on April 10 and has just been extended until May 28.

You can apply on the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation website here or contact Lendlease's Community Coordinator to discuss your ideas on julia.wood@lendlease.com or 0447 824 623.

The grant is funding for programs, projects and events that occur within Springfield Rise and those in surrounding areas whose involvement or impact reaches to Springfield Rise.

Charitable and Not-for-profit Organisations can apply for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for the community, contributing to its development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education or cultural areas

Projects which would be considered are ones sharing resident's skills and knowledge within the community, connecting and engaging residents, starting community groups and programs or ensuing their continuation, celebrating the story of Springfield Rise's people and its land, promoting creativity and innovation and those around inclusiveness and diversity.

To be considered, each application must include supporting documentation like financial statements, quotes, receipts and budgets.