Council awards $50,665 through Community Grants program

Warragamba Panorama

Council awards $50,665 through Community Grants program

Posted on: 01.09.2017

A total of $50,665 was awarded to the Wollondilly community through Wollondilly Shire Council’s ‘Community Grants Program’ at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday 29 August. Full and partial funding of $38,343 was awarded to 28 successful applications for Community Projects, Events and Capital Expenditure.

$3,600 was also awarded to the ‘Mayoral School Citizenship Award’ and a further $8,722 allocated towards ‘Rates Support for Community Halls’ in the area.

Council’s ‘Community Grants Program’ provides funding to grass roots services, small organisations and community based charities that would not necessarily be eligible for larger State and Commonwealth Grant Programs.

Mayor, Cr Judith Hannan said, “The support that Council can provide through community grants can make a huge difference, both to the recipients and the community they support. Many of the successful applications are for community projects or events that provide assistance, care or benefits to local families. Without this funding these organisations would not be able to deliver their service, project or event to the local community”

The full list of recipients are below:

Buxton Community Association

Contribution to purchase trestle tables and trolley to support a cooking program

$1,000

The Oaks Historical Society

Contribution to replace carpet and install dance floor

$1,000

Wollondilly Arts Group (Auspice) Joe Quilter

Contribution to create murals on Council owned facilities

$1,500

Warragamba Pre-School

Contribution to build an accessible COLA (covered outdoor learning area) with storage

$1,500

Community Links Wollondilly

School breakfast program for 40 students

$2,500

Southern Tablelands Arts

Performances by ‘Sydney World Chamber  Orchestra’ and ‘Picton Strings' in pop up locations and the Picton Botanic Gardens

$3,000

Menangle Community Association

Menangle Milk Shake Up Event

$3,000

Picton Thirlmere Bargo RSL

Purchase 2 marquees to provide shelter for veterans at community events

$2,904

Picton Strings

Contribution to learning program with a visiting conductor and Christmas concert

$1,500

Prostate Support Group

Contribution to provide awareness and education on Men’s Health Issues

$2,000

Picton Theatre Group

Contribution for the purchase and installation of theatre lighting in Picton Shire Hall

$2,000

Warragamba ANZAC Committee

Contribution to undertake site preparations to support a bronze statue

$1,000

Wollondilly Arts Group

4 affordable arts workshops including etching, printmaking, multimedia and drawing.

$3,000

The Oaks Community Chamber of Commerce

Light Up The Oaks Christmas Festival

$3,000

Buxton Community Association

Mural at the Community Garden

$1,000

Wollondilly Fellowship of Australian Writers Inc.

Contribution to the production and launch of a members’ anthology

$500

Community Links Wollondilly

International Women’s Day event

$1,000

Wollondilly Arts Group (auspice) Tahmoor Taipans Soccer Club

Create a mural at Tahmoor Sports Ground

$1,000

Wollondilly Arts Group

7 day art exhibition, artisan stalls, performance and graffiti space

$1,000

Buxton Community Association

Mud brick bench

$500

Buxton Community Association

Purchase fruit & nut trees for the community garden

$500

Community Links Wollondilly

Carefree Singers song books

$500

Disability Macarthur

Carers’ Picnic/BBQ

$500

Buxton Community Association

Gardening equipment for Community Garden

$500

Wollondilly Branch Fellowship of Australian Writers

Printer

$500

Warradale Men’s Shed

Makita Mitre Saw

$489

Picton Masonic Lodge

BBQ Trailer

$500

Community Links Wollondilly

Freestanding Basketball Hoop

$500

Wollondilly Cancer Support Group

Corflute Signage

$450