Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding through ClubGRANTS, which opens on Monday.
ClubGRANTS is a responsibility of registered clubs. Maitland City Council coordinates Category One ClubGRANTS in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) and NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS).
The grants help groups deliver projects that meet local needs relating to education, employment, welfare, community development, safety, health or wellbeing.
Applicants need to highlight the geographical area they serves and demonstrate how the support will benefit the community.
Clubs are unlikely to fund duplicates of already successful projects or multiple organisations attempting to deliver the same outcome.
Successful applicants focus on how their project is different from the rest, and offer to collaborate with similar organisations.
The scheme is open until July 1. Successful applicants will be informed in writing by the end of July and funding is awarded to successful projects in August.
For details visit maitland.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants.