Grants program opens with $900,000
Central Coast Council's 2021-22 Community Grants Program is open with $900,000 in annual funding available.
The grants are "to support local community groups and organisations to deliver worthwhile projects, programs and events that strengthen our community", according to council's community service director Ms Julie Vaughan.
Applications close on July 31.
She said the grants aimed to "enhance community connection and quality of life".
"While some changes have been made to the structure of the program this year, Council is thrilled to be supporting the community through this important funding platform.
Council Administrator Mr Rik Hart said: "Unlike in previous years, there will only be one round of grant applications over the 2021-22 financial year for the Community Development and Events and Place Activation Grants programs."
Community Development Grants offer funding of up to $20,000 per project.
Community Events and Place Activation Grants offer funding up to $20,000 per financial year, per activity.
Community Support applications remain open throughout the year, with funding of up to $5000 per project, per financial year.
More information is available at the council's website at www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/grants.
Website, 1 Jul 2021
Julie Vaughan, Central Coast Council