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Georges River Council unveils next round of Community Grant recipients


Yesterday, 18 exceptional community initiatives were awarded grant funding in Round 2 of Georges River Council’s Community Grants program.
In this round, a total of $164,477 was provided to a range of projects, spanning across various sectors including disability, arts and culture and, mental health and wellbeing.
Seven major projects received $89,144 in funding, while the remaining 11 smaller projects received $75,333.
Projects were evaluated based on their social, cultural, economic, and environmental benefits, as well as the applicant organisation's capacity to manage and deliver the project successfully.
Successful applications were chosen for their alignment with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, and other plans and strategies such as the Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Social Justice Charter.
Georges River Mayor Sam Elmir said: “It’s with great pleasure that Council has awarded these grants to a range of projects and initiatives across the Georges River local government area.
“Through the program, Council continues its commitment to supporting local not-for-profit community groups and organisations to address priority community needs. Past grant-funded projects have proven the positive and lasting impact Council’s Community Grants program has had on our community.
“I’d like to congratulate our Round 2 grant recipients and I look forward to hearing more about the outcomes of these projects,” added the Mayor.
To keep up to date about future grant rounds and Council’s grant capacity building, please subscribe to our Grants e-newsletter or visit our Grants and Sponsorship webpage.
More information on three of our grant recipients can be found below:

  • Headspace Hurstville (Stride Mental Health Ltd) – Therapeutic Small Group: Healing and Growth with Dungeons and Dragons

    • Dungeons and Dragons therapeutic group sessions that teach social skills and provide wellbeing outcomes.

  • Advance Diversity Services Ltd – Multicultural Leaders Domestic and Family Violence Capacity Building Project 

    • Capacity building of community and religious leaders to increase understanding about domestic and family violence in CALD communities. 

  • Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strengthening Culture Program

    • Gatherings to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's connection to Culture and to Country.