Council supports Shopfront Arts Co-Op with grant funding

02/02/2017

As part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program, Georges River Council has awarded almost $45,000 in funding to the Shopfront Arts Co-Op.
 
Shopfront Arts Co-Op is an organisation, which helps and encourages emerging artists while also providing a place for young people to express themselves creatively.
 
Georges River Council granted Shopfront $44,700 after the group applied for funding through the Stronger Communities Fund to help with the upgrading of its recording studio.
 
“We were delighted when we heard that Georges River Council had approved funding for the upgrade of our recording studio,” Shopfront Chief Executive Daniel Potter said.
 
“Local Council support of our organisation is vital to ensuring we can continue to serve the young people in our community.”
 
“This upgrade will make it possible for us to be able to extend the creative opportunities we provide to young people in the area, as well as providing a new asset for the community to use.”
 
Daniel Potter added he is also excited to be able to improve the recording studio as it will provide an outlet or communication tool they may otherwise not have been able to access.
 
“Importantly, by providing industry level equipment for young people to work on, we are providing an opportunity to develop transferrable practical skills that can be enormously beneficial for future employment within the creative industries or otherwise,” he said.
 
“We hope to be able to connect with other community groups and organisations to be able to make this new infrastructure available to these groups to benefit from as well.”
 
Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said this project will achieve great benefits for young people across the local area.
 
“Council is proud to support this project, which will not only help improve the creative opportunities for young people in the local area, but also help with the development of practical skills,” he said.
 
More than 60 applications were received by Council requesting funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program.
 
Of these applicants, 27 were awarded funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. A total of $1 million in funding was granted to local community groups.
 
For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 
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