U3A seeks fi nancial assistance

Gosford Council has received a petition with 584 signatures requesting financial assistance on behalf of U3A Central Coast.

Petitioners requested financial assistance in the form of reduced venue costs, printing, grants or any other support to assist their organisation. U3A is an organisation which each year provides over 100 courses giving social benefits and/or learning activities for over 700 senior members of the community. The majority of signatories have been drawn largely from the U3A membership.

Petitioners said they were faced with the dilemma of escalating venue charges which accounted for the major expense of the not for profit organisation. Petitioners further stated that raising their annual subscription would force members to not renew their membership.

Gosford Council
Agenda P.19,
24 Jun 2014