Council's Community Grants Support Community GroupsPosted Thursday 11 September 2014
Eighteen local community groups were recently presented with Mosman Council community grants to support their programs and services. The grants, totaling more than $34,000, were provided as part of Council’s 2014/15 Community Grants program that supports non-profit community groups deliver projects that meet identified community needs.
At the presentation morning tea on 27th August, the Mayor, Cr Peter Abelson acknowledged the invaluable role of non-profit community-based groups in supporting local residents and the Mosman community. He highlighted the importance of community groups and Council working together to enhance community life. “While Mosman is fortunate in many ways, we can continue to strengthen our community through programs, services and activities that facilitate social connection and inclusion for all residents”.
The grants were awarded for a range of projects, including seeding grants for new initiatives such as a domestic violence awareness project and website, to vital equipment to operate programs, such as a training simulator device for Marine Rescue. The grants will contribute to projects for important demographic groups including children, young people, older people, people with a disability, and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, as well as the Mosman community as a whole.
The successful groups for 2014/15 were:
- Constant Companion (personal emergency alarms to Mosman residents in need)
- Taldumande Youth Services (youth and family early intervention support)
- Mosman Croquet Club (lawn leaf sweeper and equipment shed)
- Mosman Community Gardeners (solar energy demonstration and wicking bed projects)
- Mosman Musical Society (concert series)
- Mosman Orchestra (concert series)
- 1st Balmoral Sea Scouts (purchase of Laser sailboat)
- 1st Clifton Gardens Sea Scouts (upgrade of camping equipment)
- Mosman Music Club (concert series)
- Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network (domestic violence awareness project website)
- The Shepherd Centre (school readiness for children with hearing impairment in Mosman)
- Crows Nest Computer Club (upgrade of computer facilities used by Mosman residents)
- Mosman Community College (portable projector & screen for community education)
- Mosman Parks and Bushland Association (50th anniversary celebration)
- Lower North Shore Multicultural Network (cultural diversity training for community staff)
- Marine Rescue (Boat simulator controller for training)
- Mosman Public School (purchase of electronic drum kit)
- Mosman Lawn Tennis Club (clubhouse awnings upgrade)
At the presentation, community group representatives took the opportunity to identify common interests and the potential for collaboration.
The grants program is one important aspect of Council community development support. Other elements include assistance in establishing new services and programs, advocating for Commonwealth and/or State government funding, and providing community information and promotion.
Applications for Council’s Community Grants Program open in May and close at the end of June each year. For further information on Council’s Community Grants program, please view Community Grants or contact Council’s Manager Community Services on 9978 4006.