Council announces successful 2021 grants

Friday 12 November 2021

Seventy-nine Inner West projects have received more than $440,000 in Council funding, as part of the Inner West Council 2021 Grant Program.

Council has a range of grants to enable the community to develop projects and programs to address local needs.

The grants are for Individual Artists, Arts Projects, Community Wellbeing*, and Multicultural.

“Congratulations to all the successful grant applicants,” said Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous.

“I can’t wait to see what they achieve in the coming year.

“The projects sound amazing and it was particularly gratifying to see multicultural grants going to the Greek, Indonesian and Portuguese communities as well as a free all-inclusive Harmony Day event,” Mayor Porteous said.

“On Tuesday night, Councillors unanimously approved all this grant funding and also asked that the new Council consider the development of a grants program for local main street businesses to improve the accessibility in and to their premises,” she added.

Some of the funded projects include:

• Brolga Dance Academy ($5,000). The Academy specialises in Aboriginal contemporary and traditional storytelling

• Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative ($10,000) for the Boomalli Annual Mardi Gras Exhibition 2022showcasing artworks by Aboriginal artists from the LGBTQIA+ community

• Yoga 4 Youths ($5,000) for an eight-week yoga program designed to improve health, performance, and mental alertness of girls and young women

• B Miles Women's Foundation Incorporated ($5,000) for a project delivering essential household furnishings to women experiencing financial hardship in the Inner West area who are transitioning out of homelessness

• Cooks River Clay Connection ($5,000) for a ceramic installation microcosm of the Cooks River in the form of botanical, bird and bee totems

• Inner West Antenna ($10,000) for an Inner West documentary film festival

• Dyan Tai auspiced under The Red Rattler Theatre ($5,000) for two drag and dine style cabaret events featuring an LGBTQI+ Asian cast

• Greek Festival of Sydney ($5,000) for a one-day fair day with live music, dance performances and Greek food, celebrating the area's rich Greek roots

Last year, 89 Inner West projects received more than $500,000 in Council **grant funding. For a full list of this year’s grants, or a print quality image, contact the Communications team.

* In addition, in August Council allocated $50,000 of the Community Wellbeing grants budget to Addison Road Food Pantry and Bill Crews Exodus Foundation to improve food insecurity for families in the Inner West during the pandemic.

**Some grants were funded over two years.

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