Thursday, August 24, 2017
45 community organisations will share in more than $133,000 from the Bayside Community Grants program for 2017-18.
The program offers grants of up to $5,000 to not-for-profit community groups. It aims to enhance and improve the range of activities offered to Bayside residents including leisure, cultural, community development, environmental, health, educational, recreational, sporting and welfare programs.
Bayside City Council Mayor, Councillor Alex del Porto said the grants provided important support to help community organisations offer services in a wide range of areas.
“The 45 grant recipients reflect the diverse groups and interests of the Bayside community. They include kindergartens, sports clubs, support groups and grass roots community organisations,” Cr del Porto said.
“The grants help strengthen community connections by creating opportunities for people to come together with a common purpose to learn a new skill or share an experience. This contributes to the overall health and wellbeing of our Bayside community.”
The successful community recipients will be presented with their grant cheques at a ceremony on 14 September at Bayside City Council.
Grant Recipient Case Studies
- Fairways Cycling Without Age Program enables frail elderly residents to feel “the wind in their hair” as passengers in a large three wheel trike with a volunteer “pilot”. The riders travel on local coastal bike paths from the front seat of the custom built bikes.
- Highett Neighbourhood Community House “Computer Gaming for Bayside Youth” program focuses on encouraging healthy gaming habits and building social connections with young people.
- Bayside Toy Library will use a grant to purchase a selection of toys to extend Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathletics (STEM) learning in children under the age of five years.