Project Grants 2014-15
The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has opened the first round of Project Grants for 2014-15.
To link funding investment to its Strategic Management Plan 2011 -2015, the OCA will give priority to projects that connect communities.
The OCA will also continue to support other requests to fund a wide range of projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the outback region as a whole.
General Manager of the OCA, Mark Sutton said that the OCA is encouraging outback community's to “come up with interesting ideas that reflect their Community’s unique identity.”
Mr Sutton said “that while Round 1 of the Outback Grants Program focuses on funding support for projects that will connect communities, there is still an opportunity for other projects that provide benefit to outback residents and their wider communities to be considered.”
“The OCA is very pleased to be able to continue this funding program having supported a diverse range of projects in 2013-14, such as a bronco branding event, a tennis tournament, a depression and anxiety action plan to support the community, hall restorations and the construction of a disabled ramp” said Mr Sutton .
The grants are administered by the OCA and are aimed at supporting community projects that improve the quality of life for outback residents.
The Outback Grants Program provides one-off funding to a limit of $10,000 with most grants allocated in smaller project amounts of $5,000 or less. The grants are available to incorporated bodies with an Australian Business Number operating within the OCA’s jurisdiction.
Calls for the first round of grants from the program close Friday 29 August at 5pm. For guidelines and application forms, visit www.oca.sa.gov.au or call the OCA on 1800 640 542.
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