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People interested in making a positive difference to their community are being encouraged to apply for funding from not-for-profit company Enterprise and Training Company Limited (ETC).

ETC Chairman Rod McKelvey said ETC was making available $100,000 in community grants as part of the ETC Community Support Fund.

“The fund is designed to help organisations improve the social and economic development of local communities,” Mr McKelvey said.

Mr McKelvey said organisations could apply for up to $15,000 each and applications would be assessed based on how well they meet the following principles:

  • provide the greatest benefit to the most number of people
  • be self-sustainable after receipt of funding
  • show potential to use ETC Community Support funding to leverage funding or contributions from other sources
  • assist regional development, grow employment or involve education
  • cater to youth or youth development
  • seek to improve the quality of life in the local community or involve community development
  • contribute to the economic and social development in the areas where ETC operates.

Mr McKelvey said ETC had been giving back to the communities in which it operates its employment, training and business services for the past 25 years.

“We are pleased to be in a position where we can support so many worthy organisations that are doing amazing things to improve the lives of people in our communities,” Mr McKelvey said.

Mr McKelvey encouraged organisations to apply.

“This is a great opportunity for funding up to $15,000 and I would encourage all organisations that meet the criteria to apply,” Mr McKelvey said.

Applications for the current round of funding are now open and close on Sunday 31 August 2014.

For further information and/or to apply visit http://enterpriseandtrainingcompany.com.au/csf/



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