2018-19 Council grants announced

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Ninety one Inner West community projects have received more than $350,000 in Council funding, as part of the Inner West Council 2018-19 Grant Program.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said the projects funded under the program aim to address local issues, promote social justice, enhance wellbeing and foster inclusion and social connection.

The grants are divided into Arts and Culture, Community Wellbeing, Environment, History and Heritage and Recreation.

Mayor Byrne said the grants enable the community to develop projects and programs that address local needs. “I congratulate all the recipients of the grants announced last night,” he said.

“I’ve seen for myself the amazing work that has been achieved by previous year’s grant winners. I can’t wait to see results from this year’s funded projects,” he said.

Some of the funded projects include:

• A large-scale public artwork celebrating native fauna and flora. The artist, Thomas Joseph Jackson, received $6,000 and said he intends to invite Visual Arts students from Dulwich Hill High School to participate in the project

• The New South Wales Federation Of Community Language Schools received $7,500 to employ a Nepalese community worker to deliver translated health information sessions to the Inner West Nepalese community

• Olivetree Women's Network received $6,375 to offer first aid, learner driver knowledge test, power tools and financial literacy courses to marginalised or isolated women

• $5,000 has been allocated to produce a photographic book commemorating The Infants’ Home’s 145th anniversary (1874-2019) of providing services to Inner West families. This will build on the 2017 history grant for an exhibition of 25 significant archival photographs to preserve and celebrate The Ashfield Infants Home's history as one of Ashfield’s oldest social institutions

• Defy Plastic Waste now has $7,500 to involve the community in crafting functional objects from plastic waste with small scale recycling machines

• The very popular all-inclusive Heaps Gay event received $7,000 and will return for its third year, with a day featuring Inner West artists, musicians and creators

• Queen of Concrete’s girls-only skateboarding event received $6,500

For a full list of the successful grants, contact the Communication team. For a print quality image, contact the Communication team.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: elizabeth.heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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