Local organisations gifted annual community grants

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Lismore City Council has presented more than 20 community organisations with thousands of dollars in grant funding today as part of its Annual Community Grants Scheme.

The Annual Community Grants Scheme presentation is held each year during Local Government Week, with community groups presented with small grants of up to $10,000.

As part of the scheme, all 29 rural halls in the Lismore Local Government Area also receive $2000 toward insurance and maintenance costs, and the 19 rural halls subject to rates charges have these waived.

“Council believes in partnerships with our community, and the Annual Community Grants Scheme recognises that a little money invested in a community group can go a long way,” General Manager Gary Murphy said.

“The projects these organisations operate enrich our community in so many ways. From sports to arts, the environment and community services, these groups really are the unseen heroes in our community, who take every dollar and transform it into something worth much more.

“The Annual Community Grants Scheme is a wonderful way that Council can acknowledge these groups, and in a small way help them to build a more vibrant and connected community.”

Following is a list of community organisations successful in the 2017/18 funding round.

  • Lismore Toy Library: $2,900
  • Martin Drive/Upper Monaltrie Creek Landcare: $800
  • Wilsons River Landcare Group: $2,000
  • WIRES Northern Rivers: $1,350
  • Dorrobbee Grass Reserve Trust: $770
  • Reel Abrupt Film Festival: $5,001
  • LightnUp: $2,000
  • RED (Realising Every Dream) Incorporated:
  • Lismore Home Garden Education Club: $5,000
  • Lismore Home Garden Education Club: $1,100
  • U3A Northern Rivers (Lismore): $2,000
  • Boomerang Bags Lismore: $7,000
  • Lismore Heights Sports, Recreation and Community Club: $7,200
  • Dunoon Preschool: $6,822
  • RealArtWorks: $4,000
  • Lismore Regional Gallery: $5,000
  • Nimbin School of Arts: $4,415
  • North East Community Panel: $750
  • Richmond River Historical Society: $1,097
  • Jiggi School of Arts: $4,300
  • Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre: $3,500
  • Lismore Police Citizens and Youth Club: $7,500
  • Australian Red Cross Lismore Branch: $800

Image: Community group representatives after the Annual Community Grants Scheme presentation at Lismore City Council this morning.

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