ARARAT - The Ararat RSL Sub Branch has announced its 2013 community grants program is now seeking applications from interested local community groups.
Now in its ninth year the Ararat RSL community grants program has distributed more than $90,000 to 120 local community not for profit organisations.
Ararat RSL Sub Branch president, Frank Neulist said he has been delighted with the response to previous years' programs which have seen local schools, kindergartens, junior sporting clubs and volunteer community groups benefit from the grants program.
The Ararat RSL will allocate cash grants of up to a maximum of $1000 to community groups who meet the relevant criteria.
Mr Neulist said the Ararat RSL may give consideration to requests which exceed $1000 in exceptional circumstances.
Mr Neulist advised the community that the RSL community grants program does not replace any existing commitment to the 100 or more community organisations the Ararat RSL currently supports on an annual basis.
RSL community grants program application forms are available now from the Ararat RSL Sub Branch between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Applications will close on Friday, October 18, with all applicants being advised of the Sub Branch's decision by November 1, 2013. For any further information regarding the community grants program please phone the Ararat RSL Sub Branch on 5352 2794.