Cultural development richer thanks to dollar for dollar grants

14 local community based organisations have been successful in Cessnock City Council’s latest Community Cultural Development Dollar for Dollar Grants Program, sharing in a total of $25,000.

14 local community based organisations have been successful in Cessnock City Council’s latest Community Cultural Development Dollar for Dollar Grants Program, sharing in a total of $25,000.

Local community based organisations involved in arts and cultural activities within the Cessnock local government area (LGA) were invited to apply for the annual program in February 2016.  

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated all recipients and said the funding is critical to the survival of many of these community-based organisations and their associated events.   

“This year’s deserving recipients range from Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards to Kurri Quills Writer’s Group and the Branxton Greta Community Chamber of Commerce Umbrella Festival,” Cr Pynsent said.  

“The grants are provided on a dollar for dollar basis, that is, up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the cost of the project or improvements to facilities.”   

Applications are accepted from organisations based outside the Cessnock LGA for projects of benefit to residents, but priority is given to locally based organisations.  

All successful projects are to be completed by 31 December 2016.  

Further information on Council’s dollar for dollar grants is available from our website.

3 May 2016