Last chance to share in $100,000 in Shire Community Foundation funding

Shire kids who participated in the Sutherland PCYC Work, Sweat, Achieve program which received funding from the foundation last year. The program is for under 16s, providing a space for disadvantaged youth to engage in activities aimed at building resilience, citizenship and improved mental and physical health.
Shire kids who participated in the Sutherland PCYC Work, Sweat, Achieve program which received funding from the foundation last year. The program is for under 16s, providing a space for disadvantaged youth to engage in activities aimed at building resilience, citizenship and improved mental and physical health.

Time is running out for charities and community groups to apply for a share of $100,000 in funding from the IMB Bank Shire Community Foundation.

The grants are open to those groups seeking funding for a new initiative or an expansion of a current  program.

The Shire Community Foundation was established in 2016, when The Shire…Local Banking merged with IMB Bank, with a commitment to donate $300,000 to the local area over the next three years.

Last year 13 projects were funded by the foundation as part of the first year’s allocation of $100,000.

The recipients included the Sylvanvale Foundation, Cancer Patients’ Foundation, Police Citizens Youth Clubs, Mens’ Sheds and the Sutherland Hospital, Endeavour Special Kids with a Disability, Caringbah Craft Centre, Engadine Rural Fire Brigade, Sutherland Shire Historical Society Inc.

Applications are now open to community groups, charities and not-for- profits for 2018.

To apply go to to www.imb.com.au/communityfoundation to apply.

Applications close on February 9.

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