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November 10, 2020

Community groups will be invited to put forward their innovative ideas for a share of Hunter’s Hill Council’s Community Grants Program, now open for applications.

Council resolved at its meeting on Monday night (9 November, 2020) to increase the maximum amount of funding for each application from $800 to $1500.

The Community Grants Program has been developed to financially support community groups and not-for-profit organisations to provide innovative and inclusive programs, events and projects in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

The program is designed to meet the following outcomes:

  • Effective and efficient use of resources to assist community groups, and not-for-profit organisations provide events, services and activities for the benefit of the local community.
  • The program includes support for individuals selected to compete at a recognised sporting or cultural competition outside the Sydney metropolitan area in NSW, interstate or internationally.
  • An equitable, transparent process for determining and allocating Council’s grants and donations with appropriate accountabilities for grant recipients.
  • Greater community participation, social inclusion, cohesion and engagement, and improved quality of life for the community of the Hunter’s Hill Council local government area.

Community Grants are not for recurring annual expenses, they are for ‘one-off’ projects or events, pilot programs, or establishment of a group or activity. A project will only be funded once.

Council will be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop on 17 November 2020 at The YARN with more information available on the Council program, plus hints and tips on how to write a great application.

More information on the program, including the application form, can be found at: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/grants

Council also agreed at Monday’s meeting to move from fortnightly to monthly meetings. The meetings will remain online, and are subject to public health orders. It is intended that the Council will meet again in the refurbished Council Chamber by March 2021.

A Draft Plan of Management for Riverglade Reserve was also endorsed for exhibition. Residents are encouraged to read the plan and participate online at: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/participate

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400