Up to $10,000 in individual grants are available to Ararat community groups thanks to the Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Community Grants program.
Ararat chief executive Dr Tim Harrison said the program, administered by Ararat Rural City Council, provides $5000 grants for smaller projects and $10,000 grants for larger projects with matching funding, with the total funds available this year $65,000.
Applications to community groups within the Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire.
"This is a great opportunity for local groups and organisations to obtain funds for much-needed projects," he said.
Successful applicants will be announced in late August.
More information and application forms are available at the Ararat Rural City Council Customer Service Centre at 59 Vincent Street, Ararat, or online via www.ararat.vic.gov.au.
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