Doing It Differently

Doing It Differently is a community grants initiative being offered to community members and local community groups in the Georges River Council area.


 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available per project. Doing It Differently will fund ideas that aim to:

  1. improve community health and wellbeing;

  2. create well connected communities;

  3. reduce social isolation and loneliness;

  4. create long lasting change in communities.

Doing It Differently uses a simple and collaborative application process to help you get your idea off the ground.

We avoid using lengthy application and reporting forms and offer you support along the way so you can focus on making the changes you want to see in your community.
 
To be successful, all applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Is the project based in, or does it service the community living in the Georges River Council area? (check the LGA boundaries here)

  • Does the project positively influence the health and wellbeing of the community?

  • Has the community been involved in the development of the project?

  • Does the project build on the strengths of the community?

  • Will you be able to commit to delivering the project within an 18 month funding period?

  • Is your budget realistic for what you’re trying to achieve?

Grants will open Monday 5 August 2019 and close Sunday 15 September 2019. 

The Doing It Differently grants are delivered in partnership with Georges River Council, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service and Calvary Health Care Kogarah.

For more information on whether this grant is applicable to you and your community, please see the Doing It Differently Application Pack for details on the selection criteria and how to apply. You can also review the Doing it Differently application form.

We encourage you to attend one of our three information sessions:

Wednesday 3 July, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Mortdale Community Centre, 2b Boundary Road, Mortdale
Visit our Event Brite page to register.

Friday 5 July, 11am-1pm
Georges River Civic Centre, Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
Visit our Event Brite page to register. 

Friday 5 July, 2pm-4pm
Georges River Civic Centre, Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
Visit our Event Brite page to register.

We will also run a free full-day workshop on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).
Individuals and groups interested in applying for a grant through Doing It Differently are encouraged to attend.

Thursday 25 July, 9.30am- 4.30pm (arrive at 9.15am, workshop commences at 9.30am)
Marana Auditorium, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Visit our Event Brite page to register.

For any other enquiries, please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 02 9330 6400 or email mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Further information can also be found at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District website.