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More than $170,000 in community grants have been allocated to community groups, sporting groups, businesses, and individuals in the latest round of funding through the City of Whittlesea Community Grants Program.

The program, which offers grants to support the City of Whittlesea’s community to deliver programs, activities, and events, also includes grants to support businesses through the Business Relocation and Growth Program and Shopfront Improvement Grants, as well as grants to support female inclusion in sport.

Founder of the Doreen Baby Boomers Seniors Group Christine was grateful to receive a grant through the Community Grants program, which enabled them to deliver a Biggest Morning Tea event.

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“We are really grateful to have received the grant,” she said.

“It helped us subsidise the cost of the event, allowing us to put on a bigger and better event than in previous years, and fundraise vital funds for the Cancer Council.”

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the program had provided more than $600,000 in funding across the current financial year.

“We are so proud to be able to support our community to deliver important activities and events that bring people together,” she said.

“Importantly, this quarter, we also allocated funding to supporting businesses wanting to relocate or expand within the City of Whittlesea or who wanted to upgrade their shopfronts, promoting investment in our municipality and business growth to support a thriving economy.

“In this quarter, we provided 39 grants, including to 10 local sporting groups as part of the Female Inclusion in Sports Grant, supporting clubs to increase female participation in their sport – whether that be through subsidised fees or uniforms, or through player development and upskilling coaching staff.”

Applications for the next round of grants for medium and large groups are currently open and close on June 30. Applications for small and individual grants are assessed monthly.

For more information on the Community Grants Program, or a full list of grant recipients, please visit www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/grants.

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