Community grants open

Dyson program manager Grant Deacon. (Supplied)

Michaela Meade

Community groups are being encouraged to apply for the next round of the Dyson Community Grants.

The grants program, funded by the Dyson Group of Companies, has been established to provide funding to support of the many community groups and organisations around Victoria.

Dyson program manager Grant Deacon said the grants aim to support those community groups at a grass roots level.

“We live in challenging times and these grants aim to assist community-based groups,” Mr Deacon said.

“There were 14 grants given in the previous round, all great community-based projects.

“The number of applications demonstrates how much need there is in the community and we will continue to help where we can.”

There are two rounds of the grants annually, each with $10,000 available, with a grant maximum of $1000 for one community group.

Eligible organisations include schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profit groups, charities, local societies and emergency services.

Mr Deacon said Dyson is happy to be able to give back to the community.

“Last round saw grants go to sporting clubs, primary and secondary schools, scouts and local society groups,” Mr Deacon said.

“We hope our grants help these organisations support their communities and look forward to helping further with this next round.”

The grant applications are open until Monday, October 11.