Council awards $1.3 million in grants to Kingston community groups
24 July 2018
Kingston’s community groups will share a $1.3million boost to continue their good work thanks to the City of Kingston’s annual community grants.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the grants will assist many not-for-profit groups and help them deliver a wide range services, programs and special events to the community.
“There are so many fantastic community groups doing great work across Kingston, Council is proud to be able to support their efforts,” Cr Staikos said.
The 2018-19 Community Grants funding includes:
- $1.023million for three-year Partnership Grants to key organisations that provide important
- social and welfare services to Kingston residents, including community centres and
- neighbourhood houses, organisations which run community events, and more
- $298,163 in Annual Grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community groups for once-off
- activities which help develop a healthy, active and socially connected community
The 2018-2019 Community Grants Program attracted 68 Partnership and 114 Annual Grants applications. Successful grants included:
- $523,819 to support local neighbourhood houses and community centres
- $70,069 to support the Chelsea and Moorabbin SES units
- $46,359 to support local multicultural and seniors groups
- Funding for a range of community feeding programs including $10,000 for Community Care free breakfasts, $8000 for Matt’s Place Community Meals Program, $10,000 for Make a Difference Dingley and $9200 for Destiny Care food hampers
- $3000 each to the Dingley Village Historical Society, Mordialloc Historical Society and Chelsea Historical Society
- $7500 to the Australian National Aviation Museum for an exhibition of women in Australia’s aviation history
- $5000 for bathroom renovations at the Australian Volunteer Coastguard Carrum
Throughout the year Kingston Council also offers Irregular Grants, Individual Development Grants, Schools Development Grants, Arts Grants and Ethnic Meals Grants.