Applications for the Tiny Towns Fund have opened this week, community groups, local organisations and council are encouraged to submit their ideas and apply for a grant.
The Tiny Towns Fund was an election commitment that backs local projects and organisations to deliver better public places and spaces for small Victorian communities. Towns of up to 5,000 people are eligible for the fund, in the Eltham District, Research, Wattle Glen and Eltham North meet the criteria.
The fund offers grants from $5,000 up to $50,000 to deliver projects that improve liveability for locals. Applications can range from infrastructure like splash parks, hiking trails, playgrounds, to community halls, public art and more.
This investment will ensure that small communities stay connected, while building upon existing support delivered through previous projects and grants.
Applications are now open and close 5pm Sunday 25 February 2024. Further details about the Tiny Towns Fund can be found here: https://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/tiny-towns-fund
Quotes attributable to Vicki Ward MP, Member for Eltham
“Our tiny towns have so much heart and soul, this fund supports them to continue to grow while also staying connected to community.”
“The Tiny Towns Fund will give a boost to our smallest communities, unlocking further potential for both the people that live there and for Victorians from all corners of the state who visit these towns. It’s wonderful to see local communities like Research, Wattle Glen and Eltham North included in the fund and I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our community.”