The Aurora Group is calling for submissions for small grants from community organisations or projects that meet the group’s aims.
Aurora chairwoman Jane Marsden said the $20,000 was raised via the 2007 Aurora Annual Dinner and its Plucked dinners.
“Supporting our community is why Aurora exists,” Marsden said.
“We organise superb events with unique opportunities for fun and fundraising, and from this we support community organisations who would otherwise struggle to raise the dollars needed for their activities.
“It’s a special and necessary role we play, and I am especially delighted that we can again fund small grants.”
The Aurora Group was started nine years ago by a group of friends, including Marsden, who saw a need in the community for an organisation solely focused on fundraising.
“Success has been built steadily and Aurora’s events are now firm favourites in the community calendar,” Marsden said.
“All people involved in Aurora are volunteers, and we are extremely proud of our efforts and the continued support we receive from generous patrons, sponsors, other volunteers and donors.”
This calendar year Aurora has raised over $85,000, mostly through donations or through raffles and auctions at its events.
Last year the major recipients of Aurora funds were Twenty10 GLBT Youth Services and The Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service. Smaller grants were made to the Anti-Violence Project, the Lesbians with Cancer Project and the Gender Centre, among others.
If your organisation requires funds for a special project (up to $5,000) that would benefit the community, visit Applications close on Thursday 15 November 2007.

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