Record $127,450 grants for community groups

4 September 2013

More than 50 not-for-profit community groups will share a record $127,450 community grants this year.

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to $5,000 for initiatives as diverse as the care and display of indigenous artefacts, emergency medical booklets, wildlife rescue and education, camping equipment loans, quilts for victims of sexual abuse and a youth conference.

Announcing this year’s successful grant recipients, Mayor Stephen Hartney said the City of Bayside has an abundant list of organisations worthy of receiving one of these grants which makes it difficult every year to identify the most worthy recipients.

“Our community is extremely privileged to be supported by so many worthwhile not-for-profit groups that are, in many cases, generously assisted by hundreds of caring volunteers. 

“For this reason Council puts a great deal of thought and effort into meeting as many requests for grants as possible and to ensure that every dollar of our annual grants budget is spent supporting the wonderful work done by these groups,” Cr Hartney said.

Council will host a gathering of this year’s grant recipients in the coming weeks where the grant cheques will be presented.

Council’s Annual Community Grants program encourages and assists local Bayside organisations to enhance and improve the City’s range of leisure, cultural, community development, environmental, health, educational, recreational and welfare programs and activities offered to Bayside residents.

A total of 86 applications were received this year. Eligible applicants were assessed and prioritised using a point scoring system that evaluated criteria including community involvement and inclusion, equity and access for the community, environmental sustainability and the overall expected benefit.

For further information about the Bayside City Council’s Community Grants program, contact Council on 9599 4444 or visit the Council’s website 

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