Still time to apply for an Inner West Council Grant
Inner West Council’s 2018 grants program closes Monday, 16
July. There’s still time for Inner West individuals and community groups
to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding.
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The NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Grants are worth a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000.
Council grants provide financial and in-kind assistance of up to $7,500,
and include Community Wellbeing Grants, Arts and Culture Grants,
Community History and Heritage Grants, Environment Grants, and
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said the grants enable the community to
develop projects and programs that address local needs. “I’ve seen for
myself the amazing work that has been achieved by last year’s grant
winners. I can’t wait to see what ideas emerge this year that will
further strengthen our Inner West.
“I really encourage everyone with innovative ideas and new initiatives to apply for a Council grant,” Mayor Byrne said.
Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) received a $15,796 Stronger Communities
Grant for an exhibition of photographs, Champions of Justice. The
exhibition told the stories of diverse Inner West citizens who, with the
help of MLC, had successfully fought for equity and fairness.
Marrickville Legal Centre Managing Principal Solicitor Annette van Gent
said it was “amazing” to have the support of the grant. “We had two very
successful events, achieved a lot of media coverage, and a lot of
interest from the general public.
“Altogether, we raised the profile of our work, and awareness around the
many legal issues we assist in resolving, whether that’s housing
rights, employment entitlements and domestic and family violence.
“We are very grateful for the grant and the support of Inner West Council.”
The Resourceful Australian Indian Network Inc (RAIN) received $7,200.
RAIN’s Sudha Natarajan explains that the year-long project combines
capacity building for seniors with supporting refugees and new migrants
by providing skills training.
“The grant has allowed us to hold two Super Chef competitions, where
seniors share their cooking skills, as well as information sessions and
“There’s been a lot of friendship and a lot of socialising as a result of this grant,” Sudha said.
For further information regarding the grants, go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/grants
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