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Council awards $1.2 million in grants to Kingston community groups

25 July 2017

Kingston’s community groups will share a $1.2million boost to continue their good work thanks to the
City of Kingston’s annual community grants.
Kingston Mayor David Eden 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 Eden said.
The 2017-18 funding includes:
  • $978,288 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
  • $279,111 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
  • $4,100 in Access and Equity Grants of up to $1,000 to help community groups deliver services/programs to people with disabilities or from multicultural/Aboriginal backgrounds
  • $49,539 in additional funding to be allocated throughout the year ($11,950 for Irregular Grants, $18,748 for Access and Equity, and $18,841 for Annual Grants)
The 2017-2018 Community Grants Program attracted 55 Partnership, 115 Annual and 10 Access and Equity Grant applications
A total of 164 grants will be allocated including:
  • $508,562 to support local neighbourhood houses and community centres
  • $68,029 to support the Chelsea and Moorabbin SES units
  • $29,704 to support local multicultural and seniors groups
  • $23,788 to support the Greek Carnival and Big Band Sunset Festival.
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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