Almost $30,000 has been allocated to seven local projects by Central Coast Council.
Council voted on March 23 to allocate $27,697 to seven projects which met the criteria for support through its ongoing Community Support Grants.
The grants are provided to help the community deliver quality programs, projects or events that build connections, celebrate our local community, align with the One Central Coast Community Strategic Plan and build capacity across the entire Central Coast community.
The Community Support Grants provide up to $5,000 per project per financial year in combined funding and in-kind Council services.
The latest recipients were: Central Coast Mountain Bike Club, $5,000 – construction of wheelchair accessible amenities at Ourimbah MTB Park; Volunteering Central Coast, $2,287 – National Volunteering Week Expo, Awards and Volunteering Support Services and volunteer training workshops; Multiple Sclerosis Limited, $4,400 – exercise classes for people with multiple sclerosis and people with a disability; Central Coast Sea Dragons, $5,000 – two dragon boat trolleys; Yarramalong School Community Centre, $1,800 – landscaping bay; Toukley & Districts Art Society, $4,800 – art workshops; and, Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, $4,410 – art workshops.
But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council recognised that some organisations may now be unable to complete their projects.
CEO Gary Murphy will review each proposal and funds will only be distributed to the agencies which can deliver their projects in the current circumstances.
Agenda item 3.5
Central Coast Council meeting, Mar 23