Community shares in $162,106 boost as part of Council’s 2017/18 Annual Grants Program

Published: 25 Jul 2017 11:02am

Sixty-four community projects will be made possible through Wagga Wagga City Council’s 2017/18 Annual Grants Program.

More than $162,000 in funding has been allocated across six categories, including $1320 for a women’s self-defence workshop and $3000 to help the Wagga Wagga Cycling Club host the 2017 NSW Penny Farthing Championships.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the Annual Grants Program formed part of about $1.4M in contributions and donations provided by Council to the community in 2017/18.

“The Annual Grants Program allows us to support a diverse range of projects that directly benefit our community,” he said.

“It’s encouraging to see another strong response to the grants program and I look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition over the next year.

“The grants program aligns with Wagga View, our new Community Strategic Plan, and is part of our commitment to helping create a strong, creative community.”

The grants are provided across six categories - Community Health and Wellbeing, Connected Rural and Urban Communities, Arts and Culture, Local Heritage, Events, and Natural Environment.

The successful applicants will be recognised at a presentation evening at 17 August at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Unallocated funding from each category will be transferred to the relevant area of Council to assist with programs and maintenance.