THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) Australia Day 2022 Community Event grants are now open for the Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) and local community groups can apply for grants of up to $30,000 until 5pm Friday, 19 November 2021.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP encouraged MPSC, community groups and organisations across the Mornington Peninsula to apply.
“Australia day is a time to reflect, respect and celebrate and it’s important that local groups can host events to bring our communities together.” Minister Hunt said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many communities greatly and these grants have been a lifeline for local groups this year.”
“I encourage all local community groups to apply for these grants to help bring our communities together for next year’s Australia Day celebrations.”
For 2021 celebrations, the NADC – with support from the Morison Government – provided funding for 400 local Australia Day events across the nation, from citizenship and Welcome to Country ceremonies to multicultural festivals, music shows and fireworks displays.
Recognising the additional costs involved in making events COVID-safe, the Australia Day 2022 grants program will ensure delivery of long-standing community events and new events across Australia – supporting economic recovery in our cities and regional and remote communities.
To apply go to https://australiaday.smartygrants.com.au/
To support applicants the NADC is hosting an information session at 12pm AEDT Monday 15 November 2021 (To attend the briefing Click here.)
To check eligibility, read the grant guidelines and apply for a grant, visit australiaday.org.au/grants.
Any questions can be directed to [email protected]
For more information on Australia Day and the successful 2021 grants program click here.