The 2018 Mumbulla Foundation grants round opened this week with applications welcomed from not for profit and charitable organisations including schools, charities, volunteers and individuals who make a contribution to the Bega Valley Shire.
“The foundation is proud to be able to help charities and not for profits within the Bega Valley to deliver their projects focussed on the needs and aspirations of the community,” Mumbulla Foundation chairwoman Olwen Morris said.
“The foundation is very happy to again be partnering with the Bega Valley Shire Council and to receive major business support and donations from individuals, allowing the foundation to continue its work promoting community wellbeing by giving to small groups for social, environmental, and cultural activities within the shire.”
The foundation returns the vast majority of the funds it raises back to the community. Administrative costs are kept to a minimum and there are no paid staff. All the work is done by a dedicated group of volunteer directors.
Over the past 17 years a total of over $940,000 in grants have been given to groups as diverse as SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network), South Coast Women’s Journal, Pearls Place Kitchen, Crossing Land Education Trust, Stonewave Taiko, Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Southern Women’s Group, REAP by OzHarvest, and Eden Preschool.
“Grants up to $9000 are available to help small groups to deliver projects, run events, and build networks and friendship which enable them to continue their vital contribution to the Bega Valley community,” Ms Morris said.
Applications for grants are open now and close at 5pm on September 30. For information about eligibility and how to apply, go to www.mumbulla.org.au.