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2015 Round 2 Community Investment Program now open
04 Sep 2015
The second round of funding for Orica’s 2015 Community Investment Program opens on 1 September 2015, with up to $60,000 in grants available to local community groups. The Orica Community Investment Program (CIP) supports initiatives that seek to promote education and lifelong learning, improve and protect the environment, and build strong communities.
All applications for funding will be evaluated by an assessment panel of three Orica employees and three community representatives including John Tate (former Newcastle Lord Mayor and Chair of the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment), Julie Ainsworth (former GM of the Newcastle Herald) and Todd Williams (CEO of Regional Development Australia, Hunter).
Only organisations from the Newcastle local government area as well as the suburbs of Fern Bay and Fullerton Cove are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000. Application forms and supporting documents are available online at Community Investment Program. Applications for this round of funding will close on 30 September 2015, with successful recipients announced in November.