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.