Free information sessions and workshops on Council’s Community Grant Program

Free information sessions on Central Coast Council’s Community Grant Program and grant writing workshops are being held in June and July.

Council’s 2021-21 Community Grants Program will open July 1, with $900,000 in annual funding available to support local community groups and organisations to deliver worthwhile projects, programs and events that strengthen the community.

Director, Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said the information sessions and workshops are designed to help community members through the application process.

An information session will be held on June 22, at Lake Haven Library.

A second information session will be on July 1, at the Wyong Council Administration Centre.

A drop-in session on July 8, allows people to have a 20-minute one-on-one discussion with a Council Grants Officer at the Wyong Council building.

A Grant Writing Workshop is to be held on June 18, also in the Wyong Council building.

Vaughan said that this year, community groups and organisations would be able to apply for funding under three programs – the Community Development Grant Program, the Community Events and Place Activation Program and the Community Support Program.

“Unlike 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, so if you are looking to deliver a project or event in the next 18 months, we encourage you to plan ahead by attending our upcoming information sessions and applying when applications open in July.

“The sessions and workshops are open to anyone in the community and are designed to help applicants better understand the process, improve the quality of their applications and communicate some of the changes to the Community Grants Program for 2021-22,” Vaughan said.

Sue Murray