Community organisations supported with $163,574 as part of Council’s 2018/19 Annual Grants Program

Published: 24 Jul 2018 9:09am

Sixty community projects will be made possible through Wagga Wagga City Council’s 2018/19 Annual Grants Program.

More than $163,000 in funding has been allocated across seven categories, including $3704 to assist the Ladysmith P & C run children’s art workshops and $2500 for Landcare to host community outdoor cinema and BBQ nights to help promote the value of our local environment.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the Annual Grants Program formed part of about $2.1M in contributions and donations provided by Council to the community in 2018/19.

“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.

“Youth Led Initiatives was a new category added this year and five projects were funded which encourage youth in the community to develop, implement and lead their own youth-focused projects.

“Several of these are focused around live music, such as the “Bright White Festival” an event for local high school bands and “Strum 2019” - a music gig with a focus on mental health.

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

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

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