Dollar for dollar grants to enrich community and cultural development
14 local community based organisations have been successful in Cessnock City Council’s latest Community and Cultural Development Dollar for Dollar Grants Scheme, sharing in a total of $25,000.
Grants are awarded to not-for-profit community, arts and cultural groups to:
- undertake projects, activities and events that increase opportunities for community participation and improve community well-being
- undertake improvements to Council owned facilities licenced to, occupied or leased by the group which will contribute to the cultural or artistic use of the facility
- undertake projects, activities, and events that can demonstrate a benefit to the cultural or artistic development of the wider community.
There were a number of deserving recipients for this year’s grants including the Wollombi Valley Progress Association for their Lantern Parade and lantern making workshop; Cessnock High School for their Mental Health Conference; and the Wine Country Music Association for a new Stage Sound Mixing Desk.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated all recipients and said this funding is so important for our local community-based organisations.
“This annual grants program has supported some exciting initiatives in the past and this year is no different. It is a wonderful opportunity for these community organisations to get things done that they might not have been able to without the extra funding boost.”
The next funding round will open in August 2018. Grants will be provided for an amount up to $3,000 on a dollar for dollar basis, that is, up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of the project.
For more information about Council’s dollar for dollar grants, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/dollarfordollar.