Christmas grants

Council is looking to spread Christmas cheer as far as possible thanks to a special festive grant program.

For local not-for-profits, these Christmas Grants are the perfect way to secure up to $750 to boost their festive event.

There is $10,000 up for grabs in total.

While that money could well be spent on one big central Christmas event, we are committed to spreading festive cheer across all corners of our region.

Carols, concerts, fairs, parties and parades – council is happy to support anything that really involves local communities and is inclusive.

Applications are currently open and are only limited by applicants’ imagination.

To apply, they simply log onto the Smarty Grants page on our website and explain when, where and how they plan to celebrate Christmas in their community.

Applications close midnight on Sunday, October 13.

Successful applicants will be notified by early November.

For further information and to apply, applicants can visit the SmartGrants website.