2016 Community Grants and ClubGrants announced

Inner West Council last night announced the recipients of some of this year’s Council grants.

Non-profit community organisations and services were invited to apply for funding for projects that meet the social needs of residents, including ClubGrants which aim to improve the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. They are funded under the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001, and administered by Council.

In this funding round, a total of 55 applications were received for ClubGrants. Petersham RSL funded 35 projects to the value of $114,579.98 and Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL funded nine projects to the value of $50,000. Some projects will receive funding from both clubs.

Council Community Grants were also announced last night. The grants provide financial support to non-profit, community-based organisations for new projects that benefit residents.

Thirty five applications were received and 24 were successful.

One of the projects to receive the maximum Council Community Grant allocation of $5,000 was Ethnic Community Services Cooperative to facilitate a speech therapist and bicultural worker deliver two six-week bilingual programs that promote healthy family relationships.

And the Asylum Seekers Centre received $4,830 to implement and test a new app as part of the Community Passport initiative, which will assist local refugees access services and facilities.

SHINE for Kids Co-Operative received a $2,500 ClubGrant for a program to assist children visit a parent in prison and provide emotional support before and after the visit.

And Little Wings Flight Program was allocated a $2,400 ClubGrant. Little Wings provides children from regional NSW, who are suffering life-threatening illnesses, ongoing, free, safe and professional flight and ground transportation to specialist medical treatment in the city.

“The grants announced last night are actually the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the new Inner West Council grants program, which is still taking applications right now,” Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson said.

“These include the Stronger Communities Grants Program, part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, with a dedicated $1 million over the next three years.

“Inner west community groups can apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding – a big increase on the grants programs of the three former Councils of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville.”

The Stronger Community grant program is being run in conjunction with the grant programs of the former councils of Ashfield (Arts, Community and Environment) and Leichhardt (Community, Events, Environment, Seniors and Local History). These grants provide for up to $7,500 per project.

Applications close 5pm 29 August 2016


For a full list of the grants announced last night, contact the Communication team.

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