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Council goes live with one stop shop for grants

SOMERSET Regional Council has gone live with its one stop shop for businesses, community groups and individuals, within the region, to access available grants.

Published: 29th June 2020

SOMERSET Regional Council has gone live with its one stop shop for businesses, community groups and individuals, within the region, to access available grants.

Council has partnered with Australia’s most powerful grant search engine, Grant Guru, to deliver the platform and connect the region’s businesses and community groups to billions of dollars’ worth of grants.

The database pulls together 8,000 different points of data. These include all 14 Federal Government departments, which share information across 121 websites, as well as all state government and charitable sources.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said this was fantastic news for the community.

“It’s been a tough start to the year for many people and we are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to be aware of, and have access to, available grants to give them the help they need,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This is an easy and user-friendly way for our community groups, business operators and individuals to find grants that are suited to their needs and in the one place.

“The site also provides top tips for finding and applying for grants to maximise the chances of receiving the funding our residents and businesses need.

“Council is pleased to offer all businesses, community groups and individuals free access to this site.

“Council sees this as an important investment in our community that will help assist with our economic recovery post Covid.”

Users can also register to receive alerts about funding programs relevant to them as they come available, allowing businesses and community groups an opportunity to develop well prepared funding applications. 

“There are a lot of great funding opportunities out there, but the process of finding them and applying for them can often be time consuming and daunting,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This is a council initiative that will help every business and organisation to prioritise their funding efforts and save them time.”

The new platform can be accessed by visiting: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/grantfinder

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