Grant funding opportunities for community projects can be easily accessed on-line through one very comprehensive government web site www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au. Or you can contact community builders direct on 9716 2846 or e-mail webkeeper@communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au

Young Shire Council encourages representatives of local community organisations to go to this website where they will be able to access information on a number of different funding opportunities depending on their project.

For further information or assistance with grant funding applications please contact Council’s Economic Development Officer, Debbie Evans, on 6380 1224 or e-mail debbie.evans@young.nsw.gov.au

Southern Phone Community Grants Scheme

Southern Phone, our council owned Telecommunications Company, has just announced another $1m in community grants for 2015/16. Our local community is scheduled to again receive $25,000 in this process and all community groups are urged to apply. To find out how follow this link.

The Young Shire is one of 41 local council shareholders who invested $2 into Southern Phone over 10 years ago. Shares in Southern Phone can only be held by local councils to ensure that profit dividends are returned to the community.

Southern Phone was formed in 2002 to deliver more affordable telecommunications services to the community. It now services customers from all over Australia, employs over 135 staff and has grown to become the second largest home phone provider in regional Australia. You can learn more about Southern Phone at www.southernphone.com.au