Council has announced the successful recipients of the 2021/22 Community and Environmental Grants Programs who will share in almost $290,000 in funding to support projects and initiatives that deliver direct benefit to our community.
Of the applicants, 20 have been awarded an Arts and Creativity Grant, 12 a Community Development Grant and 10 an Environmental Grant for either full or partial funding. A further five have been approved for multi-year funding.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said all three grant programs will foster a more connected, creative and sustainable Northern Beaches.
“Our Grants Programs have resulted in many amazing projects being delivered across the beaches.
“A small subsidy can make a real difference to individuals and community-based organisations.
“We have lots of talented people in our community generating significant bottom-line economic value, jobs and shared enjoyment.
“The Arts and Creative grant stream specifically provide vital support to the arts sector assisting our creative people to bring to life their great ideas. This support is especially needed given the impact the pandemic has had on this sector.
“As Council has limited direct service provision, the Community Development Grants support those most vulnerable in our local area providing projects and initiatives that focus on improving equality and reducing disadvantage.
“Our local communities know their local environments better than most and I’m confident the Environmental Grant winners will do a great job to manage, conserve and protect our natural habitats, land, rivers, wetlands, coasts and the species they support,” Mayor Regan said.
Council has received a record number of applications for the 2021/22 Program with 145 eligible Arts and Creativity, 100 Community Development and 23 Environmental applicants submitted.
The successfully funded projects will be notified this week and need to be delivered between 1 November 2021 to 31 December 2022 as part of the grant conditions.