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Applications open for Doing It Differently Grants


Community members and local community organisations are invited to apply for the Doing It Differently grants, which offer financial support totalling $100,000, with up to $10,000 per project. Doing It Differently supports social projects and ideas that aim to promote health and well-being, create well connected communities and reduce the risk of loneliness and social isolation in the Georges River area.
Doing It Differently has been brought to life through a new partnership between Georges River Council, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Services (SESLHD HPS) and Calvary Health Care Kogarah.
The Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said that the grants will enable Council to partner with the community to drive meaningful changes for the better in the Georges River area.
“I am delighted that Council is able to support the Doing It Differently grants, a fantastic initiative which for the past two years has facilitated opportunities for people to connect, feel a sense of belonging, and develop new skills,” said Mayor Greene.
“The Georges River community is extremely active and passionate about the local area and by supporting community projects, we can ensure that those closest to the cause are able to implement social projects which have a positive impact on the lives of everyday people. 
“If you have a great idea that promotes better health and wellbeing in our community, I strongly encourage you to submit an application for a Doing It Differently grant so that together, we can work to improve the quality of life and social connections in the Georges River area.”
Doing It Differently uses a simple and collaborative application process and aims to build on the existing strengths of the community by using an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach.
Julie Dixon, Director, Planning Population Health and Equity, SESLHD said the District is looking forward to supporting Georges River residents to improve social wellbeing, through this new partnership.  
“I’m looking forward to seeing the many fantastic submissions that will come through for the Doing It Differently grants,” Ms Dixon said.
How to apply

Please access the Doing It Differently Application Pack for details on the selection criteria and how to apply. You can also view the Doing It Differently page to find out more about the program. Please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 02 9330 6400 or email for any further queries. Applications close on Sunday 15 September 2019.

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