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Grants awarded to community groups

23 Aug, 2019

Ten community organisations have been awarded Community Impact Grants at the August council meeting.​

The Community Impact Grants Program aims to empower community organisations and community groups to grow ideas in an innovative and creative way, as well as looking to improve the city.

Community organisations and community groups auspiced by a community organisation can apply for grants up to $3000.

The successful groups included the Albury Wodonga Sri Lankan Buddhist Association, Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, the LEAP Centre Wodonga, Aphasia Choir, Birallee Park Neighbourhood House, Albury Wodonga Health for its Community Connections Cultural Wellness Fair, Albury Wodonga Multicultural Community Events and Majestic Vanners Australia.

The Friends of Susan Campbell and Kent McKoy Reserves received a Community Impact Partnership Program, which secures grants over three consecutive years.

The partnership program will provide grants worth $27,435 for its project called New Views Trackwork with $8578 in year one, $8995 in year two and $9862.50 in year three.

The project will include gravelling a 500m new walking track on Kent McKoy Reserve and establishing a new track across the ridge link on Susan Campbell Reserve. It will also re-vegetate the walking track surrounds with the aim of enhancing, preserving and improving the bushland environment.

The group will also use the grants to build community capacity by engaging residents to maintain the track, re-vegetate the reserve, maintain planting and weed eradication.

Applicant

Project Name

Category

Amount

Albury Wodonga Sri Lankan Buddhist Association

Festival of Light

Arts and Culture

$1200

Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Marngrook Cultural Day

Building Stronger Communities

$1860

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

AWAHS Community Fitbit Program

Building Stronger Communities

$3000

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Congolese Women's Gathering

Building Stronger Communities

$3000

The LEAP Centre Wodonga

Healthy Carers

Building Stronger Communities

$3000

Aphasia Choir

Aphasia Choir

Building Stronger Communities

$2700

Birallee Park Neighbourhood House

Launch your Learning - building a stronger community

Building Stronger Communities

$1060.95

Albury Wodonga Health

Community Connections Cultural Wellness Fair

Community Events

$2500

Albury Wodonga Multicultural Community Events (Auspice by Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council)

Multicultural Creative Art and Music Show

Community Events

$3000

Majestic Vanners Australia

Majestic Vanners Australia (VanIn Rally)

Community Events

$900

The grant program links to the outcomes and key priorities in the Council Plan.

The program provides funding to support projects/events under the categories listed below:

  • Building stronger communities;
  • Environmental sustainability;
  • Community events; and
  • Arts and culture.