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 or call 9330 6400.


Connected Communities Funded Projects

Kogarah Community services
Loving Local Living – A year in Georges River

Mortdale Mens Shed (3Bridges Community)
Vibrant Verge Pilot

3Bridges Community
Our Taste Our Tales

2Connect Youth & Community
Youth Reach

Georges River Life Care
Men's Connect Group

Kingsway Community Care
Doing Life Project

The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
Kids Music Connect

Sutherland Shire Carer Support Service
Chinese Speaking Carer Resilience Program

The Kogarah Storehouse
TinyToes Playgroup Extension

Headspace Hurstville
Headspace Yoga

Penshurst Anglican Church
Penshurst People – Neighbourhood Women’s Group

Hurstville Croquet Club
Multicultural Tai Chi and Croquet Get Together Day

Assets and Equipment Projects

St George Dragons Australian Football Club
Shower Partitions and ice bath for change rooms at Olds Park

St George Children with Disabilities Fund
Eye Gaze program

Moving Forward DFV Case Management Services
Website upgrade

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW (Botany Port Hacking Unit)
Marine Rescue vessel equipment replacement

Kogarah Concert Band
Purchase and installation of air-conditioning for the Kogarah School of Arts band room

Lions Club of Lugarno
Purchase of new tents

Learning Links
Resources to support children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

St George Family Services
Replacement of work computers

Penshurst RSL Sub Branch
Tap installation for Penshurst War Memorial

Jubilee Community Services
Purchase of defibrillator

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation
iPads for volunteers

British Dancing Association
Dressing room partitions for performance venues

Hurstville Community Garden Association
Upgrade of garden facilities to support therapeutic garden programs

Hurstville Seniors Computer Club
Replacement of computer hard drives

Mortdale Probus Club
Membership recording and presentation equipment

St George District Cricket Association
Equipment upgrades for the club

Connells Point Netball Club
Equipment upgrades for the club

St Joseph’s Riverwood Sports Club
Equipment upgrades for the club

Hurstville Pyunghwa Church
Musical Instruments for class project