Community grants up for grabs

  Cessnock City Council is inviting locally-based not-for-profit community, arts and cultural groups to apply for the 2018/19 Community and Cultural Development Dollar for Dollar Grants Scheme. 

Cessnock City Council is inviting locally-based not-for-profit community, arts and cultural groups to apply for the 2018/19 Community and Cultural Development Dollar for Dollar Grants Scheme.  

The grant scheme provides financial assistance for community, arts and cultural projects or improvements that contribute to the cultural, artistic or community development of the local government area.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is a great way for Council to contribute to the wonderful work that organisations do to benefit our community.  

“There is no greater pleasure than supporting and investing in our local community. It is an important opportunity to provide a boost to a community group or project that is making our community a better place.”  

“If you have an idea for a creative, community project I encourage you to consider applying. We have supported many terrific initiatives over the years and I look forward to this year’s applications,” Cr Pynsent said.  

Grants will be provided on a dollar for dollar basis, that is, up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the cost of the project. Applications can be for an amount up to $3000.  

The funding is for projects that foster community spirit, identity and connection, create opportunities to celebrate together, engage the community in reconciliation activities, engage young people, address community safety and perception of community safety.   Previous recipients include Sculpture in the Vineyards, Towns with Heart and Wollombi Progress Association.

Community based organisations outside the area may apply and be considered based on the projects benefit to the Cessnock Local Government Area.  

Application opened on Monday 5 February and close at 5pm on Friday 9 March, Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines carefully prior to making a submission and to contact Council if they have any questions.  

Application forms and grant guidelines are available from our website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/dollarfordollarHard copies are also available at Council’s Customer Service Counter and from Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries.

 2/5/2018