More than 30 community organisations are set to benefit from a share of $200,000 in grant funding thanks to the second round of Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program.
At a special event hosted at the Booth Saunders Pavilion at Hurstville Oval on Wednesday 13 June, Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene announced the recipients of the grant funding, which saw organisations awarded between $1,000 and $21,400.
“I am very pleased to announce the winners of Council’s second round of Community Grants that will support projects and initiatives that benefit the local area,” he said.
“Council received 61 requests for funding totalling $685,353.38 from various community organisations throughout the local area, which is a strong testament to the popularity of the Community Grants Program.
“Of the 61 funding requests received, Council has allocated funding to 31 organisations.
“This brings the total amount of funding provided to community organisations during 2017/18 to $400,000.”
Councillor Greene said during the second round of Community Grants, organisations for the first time had the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $25,000 for programs that result in more connected communities across the Georges River area.
“This round of Community Grants saw $124,740 allocated to projects that will focus on bringing people together and providing opportunities for people to have positive interactions in the community,” Councillor Greene said.
“Community organisations also had the opportunity to apply for grants up to $10,000 to help with community assets and equipment.
“Council has awarded a total of $74,981 to groups and organisations to help purchase equipment and upgrade facilities and assets.”
Councillor Greene added that this funding will translate into extensive benefits for members of the local community.
“I would like to congratulate each of the community organisations that were successful through this second round of Council’s Community Grants program,” he said.
“I look forward to seeing many of the programs come to fruition and the benefits they will bring to residents of the Georges River area.”
Community Grant recipients:
Kogarah Community Services, for its Loving Local Living – A year in Georges River project, $21,400:
Mortdale Mens Shed (3Bridges Community), Vibrant Verge Pilot, $20,000;
3Bridges Community, Our Taste Our Tales, $20,000;
2Connect Youth and Community, Youth Reach project, $20,000’;
Georges River Life Care, Men's Connect Group, $13,000;
Kingsway Community Care, Doing Life Project, $10,000;
The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children, Kids Music Connect, $6,400;
Sutherland Shire Carer Support Service, Chinese Speaking Carer Resilience Program, $5,000;
The Kogarah Storehouse, TinyToes Playgroup Extension, $3,940;
Headspace Hurstville, Headspace Yoga, $2,000;
Penshurst Anglican Church, Penshurst People – Neighbourhood Women’s Group, $2,000;
Hurstville Croquet Club, Multicultural Tai Chi and Croquet Get Together Day, $1,000;
St George Dragons, Australian Football Club, Shower Partitions and ice bath for change rooms at Olds Park, $10,000;
St George Children with Disabilities Fund, Eye Gaze program, $10,000;
Moving Forward DFV Case Management Services, Website upgrade, $9,522.80;
Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW (Botany Port Hacking Unit), Marine Rescue vessel
equipment replacement, $7231.50;
Kogarah Concert Band, Purchase and installation of air-conditioning for the Kogarah School of Arts band room, $6,000;
Lions Club of Lugarno, Purchase of new tents, $5,000;
Learning Links, Resources to support children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities,
St George Family Services, Replacement of work computers, $3,000;
Penshurst RSL Sub Branch, Tap installation for Penshurst War Memorial, $3,000;
Jubilee Community Services, Purchase of defibrillator, $2,800;
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, iPads for volunteers, $2,388;
British Dancing Association, Dressing room partitions for performance venues, $2,145;
Hurstville Community Garden Association, Upgrade of garden facilities to support therapeutic garden programs, $2,000;
Hurstville Seniors Computer Club, Replacement of computer hard drives, $1,894;
Mortdale Probus Club, Membership recording and presentation equipment, $1,000;
St George District Cricket Association, Equipment upgrades for the club, $1,000;
Connells Point Netball Club, Equipment upgrades for the club, $1,000;
St Joseph’s Riverwood Sports Club, Equipment upgrades for the club, $1,000;
Hurstville Pyunghwa Church, Musical Instruments for class project, $1,000.