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Winners of Georges River Council’s second round of Community Grants announced


More than 30 community organisations are set to benefit from a share of $200,000 in grant funding thanks to the second round of Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program.

At a special event hosted at the Booth Saunders Pavilion at Hurstville Oval on Wednesday 13 June, Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene announced the recipients of the grant funding, which saw organisations awarded between $1,000 and $21,400.

“I am very pleased to announce the winners of Council’s second round of Community Grants that will support projects and initiatives that benefit the local area,” he said.

“Council received 61 requests for funding totalling $685,353.38 from various community organisations throughout the local area, which is a strong testament to the popularity of the Community Grants Program.”

“Of the 61funding requests received, Council has allocated funding to 31 organisations.” 

“This brings the total amount of funding provided to community organisations during 2017/18 to $400,000.”

Councillor Greene said during the second round of Community Grants, organisations for the first time had the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $25,000 for programs that result in more connected communities across the Georges River area.

“This round of Community Grants saw $124,740 allocated to projects that will focus on bringing people together and providing opportunities for people to have positive interactions in the community,” Councillor Greene said.

“Community organisations also had the opportunity to apply for grants up to $10,000 to help with community assets and equipment.”

“Council has awarded a total of $74,981 to groups and organisations to help purchase equipment and upgrade facilities and assets.”

Councillor Greene added that this funding will translate into extensive benefits for members of the local community.

“I would like to congratulate each of the community organisations that were successful through this second round of Council’s Community Grants program,” he said.  “I look forward to seeing many of the programs come to fruition and the benefits they will bring to residents of the Georges River area.”

For more information about Council’s Community Grants Program, visit Council's website or call 9330 6400.

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