Do you or your community group have a great idea that will help make Benalla better, bring people together or improve the lives of children and young people?

If so, it may be eligible for a grant of up to $5000 through the Tomorrow Today Community Grants Program.

Tomorrow Today executive officer Rosie Koop said after the challenges of the past 12 months, Tomorrow Today was looking forward to seeing some great ideas that will rebuild vibrancy and connections in Benalla.

“Each year, grants are given to groups and organisations to fund projects that will build skills, encourage connections, and improve the wellbeing of Benalla residents,” Ms Koop said.

“The grants are amde possible by generous donations to Tomorrow Today’s Community Fund.”

Since 2003, Tomorrow Today has distributed more than $270,000 in community grants to support more than 120 local projects, including:

  • running programs to build new skills;
  • buying specialist equipment;
  • building kitchen gardens and playgroups;
  • new community events;
  • hosting guest speakers; and
  • experiences to broaden students’ outlooks.

Ms Koop said she encouraged anyone who had a project idea to reach out to discuss it.

“We are committed to providing support and sharing resources with those that have great ideas that will benefit our community and make Benalla and district an even better place to live,” Ms Koop said.

“A formal group structure is not essential to be considered for a grant but we strongly recommend that you get in touch to discuss your idea and confirm eligibility before submitting an application.”

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday April 8.

To discuss your project’s eligibility for funding, phone Tomorrow Today’s Rosie Koop on 5762 1211.

The Benalla Central Community Garden was established with the support of a Tomorrow Today grant in 2018.