This is a pretty cool one for the Melbourne music and arts community – the creation of The Palais Theatre Community Fund has seen Live Nation and the City of Port Philip link up in creating an opportunity for locally registered non for profits, charities, and businesses to thrive and generate more long term benefits for not only themselves, but the community as well.
As an integral part of Live Nation’s 30 year lease of the Palais Theatre, the initiative will be providing grants of $5,000 at a time to successful applicants. GM of the Palais Theatre, Mark Graham, has said of the launch,
“As part of Live Nation’s 30 year lease we wanted to ensure that our custodianship would provide long-term benefits to the local community and we believe The Palais Theatre Community Fund is the best way to do this. We look forward to building meaningful and long-term relationships with local organisations and making a real difference within the community.”
Submissions are now open for the first round of grants, closing at 5pm on May 18th. For more information, head here. There will also be an information session held at The Palais on April 17th at 6:30pm for anyone interesting in finding out how the initiative will impact them.