Project Bulletin

Project Bulletin February 2021

   Tuesday 16th February, 2021

Welcome to our first Project Bulletin for 2021.

The first Project Bulletin for 2021 proudly introduces the launch of our Kalbar Operations Community Grants Program.

The Community Grants Program aims to support local initiatives which deliver shared value and sustainable and enduring benefits to the communities within the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Council areas.

We have commenced advertising on local radio advising of the launch and that we are now accepting applications for grant funding. Further details are available on our website.

The dates and application deadlines for the funding rounds are:

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15 February 2021

19 March 2021

April 2021


14 May 2021

30 June 2021

July 2021


16 August 2021

30 September 2021

October 2021


11 October 2021

30 November 2021

December 2021

Applications are now open for Round 1 and will close at 5 pm on Friday 19 March 2021.

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submission in April 2021.

Applications forms can be found here.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be an organisation that provides benefit to the broader community
  • Complete the project within six months of receipt of funds. This may be extended upon written approval from the Committee should extenuating circumstances arise
  • Agree to expend grant monies only in accordance with the successful grant project application
  • Be a project based within a community of the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Council areas
  • Detail how the project will be funded and delivered
  • Obtain all planning and/or building permits and any authorisations including public liability insurances associated with the project. These details must be noted in the application

The types of projects that will be funded include:

  • Community development
    • Mental health
    • Aged care
    • Health
  • Education and/or Arts
    • Local school projects
    • Theatrical groups
    • Art and craft groups
  • Environment
    • Nature groups
  • Recreation
    • Sporting groups

More information about the Community Grants Program can be found here.

For further information about the Fingerboards Project:

Telephone: 5152 3130
Freecall: 1800 791 396