Last Night I attended a Presentation by successful recipients of community grants from Council this year.
We had the priviledge of seeing a number of people, a diverse and amazing cross section of people who have mainly volunteered their time for the betterment of their local community.
Council can’t do it all and in fact there are many things that the community have a need of the Council (with their cumbersome overheads and governance issues) simply should not do. Step in the volunteer organisations.
These groups have an array of skills and expertise to put things together and Council is more than happy to contribute to their activities with a Grant.
Each year we have around $ 60,000.00 to split up for Community Projects and another $ 15,000.00 for Community Events. I am pleased to have served on the committee that has assessed these grants over the last two years.
It was great to mix with an array of amazing people.