Murray Shire organisations to benefit from community assistance partnership fund boost

Murray community groups will have the opportunity to apply for double the amount of funding every financial year through the Community Assistance Fund thanks to a recent partnership between Alcoa and the Shire of Murray.

Through the Community Assistance Partnership Fund, not-for- profit organisations within the Murray region  can now apply for up to $3000 each financial year to host events, assist with service delivery and improve their organisational capacity.

Murray Shire president Maree Reid said by assisting not-for- profit community groups and organisations to continue to deliver their work, the fund ensured the vibrancy, health and inclusivity of Murray communities.

“To ensure the projects best fulfill the needs of the community and support the district’s strategic direction, projects must align with the Shire’s Murray 2025 Strategic Community Plan or meet a community need,” she said.

Applications open three times each financial year, with submissions for the 2017/18 fund currently open until August 31.

The application period for rounds two and three will be open in November 2017 and March 2018 respectively.

Community groups can submit funding applications for multiple projects providing as long as the total requested amount doesn’t exceed $3000.

For more information and to download an application form go to

Alternatively contact the Shire of Murray’s Community Development Team on (08) 9531 7777 or