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Kingston community groups receive $1.2 million in grants

26 July 2016

Community organisations across Kingston will share $1.2 million worth of Council grants for a broad mix of services, projects and events ranging from emergency services, seniors groups, arts performances and much more.

Kingston Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said Council was delighted to assist not-for-profit groups deliver a wide range services, programs and special events to the community.

“Our local community groups do a fantastic job and Council is proud to support them in their great work,” Cr Bearsley said.

The 2016-17 funding includes:

  • $942,894 for three-year Partnership Grants to long established key organisations  that provide important social and welfare services to Kingston residents
  • $296,174 in Annual Grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community groups to help develop a healthy, active and socially connected community
  • $7000 in Access and Equity Grants of up to $1000 to help community groups deliver services/programs to people with disabilities or from multicultural/Aboriginal backgrounds
  • $11,950 in Irregular Grants to be allocated throughout the year.

The 2016-2017 Community Grants Program attracted 55 Partnership, 115 Annual and 10 Access and Equity Grant applications.

A total of 164 grants will be allocated including:

  • $493,749 to support local neighbourhood houses and community centres
  • $66,047 to support the Chelsea and Moorabbin SES units
  • $79,896 to support local multicultural and seniors groups
  • $12,486 for the Mordialloc Brass Band (MOJO) Big Band Sunset Festival annual events
  • $2000 for the Kingston Toy Library

Throughout the year Kingston Council also offers Individual Development Grants, Schools Development Grants, Arts Grants, Children’s Week Grants and Youth Festival Grants.

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