2019-20 Council grants announced

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Sixty-six Inner West projects have received more than $300,000 in Council funding, as part of the Inner West Council 2019-20 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 Individual Artists, Living Arts, Heritage and History, Community Wellbeing, Environment 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/at last week’s Council Meeting,” 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:

• Voices of Women: Adventure in the Spoken Word received $3,000 for a live performance of women writers’ short stories with the theme, Dreams and Desires.

• Summer Hill Folk Festival received $7,500 to present a day-long festival of folk and acoustic popular music over three stages with Irish dancing and artisan markets in and around the grounds of the iconic Summer Hill Church

• Still Standing: A Life History of Tom and Dennis Moffatt received $5,000 for a multi-media life history of Tom and Dennis Moffatt, two brothers who were taken from their family by child welfare services and raised apart, yet led parallel lives knocking about the Inner West until they were finally reunited in adulthood

• Minus18 Queer Formal received $7,500 for their third 'Queer Formal' which last year was attended by more than 300 young people

• Wires Inner West received $5,479 for a flight aviary within Wilkins Green Community Gardens in Marrickville to rehabilitate native birds that have been in care before release

• Next Step Foundation received $5,000 for an Inclusion Soccer Programs for Children with Special Needs 3.5 to 9 Years

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

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


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