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Mayor Paul Hawker: encouraging community groups to apply for funding.

Community groups seeking financial support are invited to attend an information session to learn about Campbelltown City Council’s Community Grants Program and its application process.

The information session will be held from 6pm on Monday, April 4 at Council’s Staff Training Centre, Queen Street, Campbelltown.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend as applicants must discuss their proposal with a Council officer before lodging an application.

In 2015, Council contributed more than $14,000 to support 16 grassroots initiatives in the Campbelltown area, including a literacy mentoring group for young people, a hands-on gardening program for children and a residents group to reduce social isolation.

As part of its annual budget, Council allocates funds to provide financial support to locally based, non-profit community groups through the Community Grants Program.

Amounts of up to $1,000 are available to assist community organisations who do not receive more than $50,000 per annum in alternative funding, to develop and support programs and activities that benefit the residents of Campbelltown.

Two funding rounds are held each year and applications for this year’s first round of grants will open from April 5 and close on May6.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Hawker, said Council was committed to supporting local initiatives that reflected the diversity of the Campbelltown community.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Though the Community Grants Program, Council is able to encourage projects that address an unmet need in the community, empowering residents to take action at a local level,” Cr Hawker said.[/social_quote]

“Small grassroots groups make an enormous contribution to our city, and create a strong, inclusive community.

“Council is pleased to provide financial assistance, where possible, to community groups and projects that will make our city a better place to live, work and play,” Cr Hawker said.

For more information visit council’s community grants program website or phone Council on 4645 4903.


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