Environment group and Mingaletta receive grants

The Peninsula Environment Group and Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation have received significant funding in the final round of Central Coast Council’s 2017-18 community grants.
The Peninsula Environment Group’s Woytopia Sustainable Living Festival received a grant of $7512 under Council’s Community Partnership Grants Program.
The Partnership Grant Program aims to deliver assistance to organisations that deliver innovative activities to celebrate the region’s character and diversity.
The Peninsula Environment Group also received funding under the final 2017-18 round of Council’s Community Development Grant Program.
The Community Development Grants are given to organisations to deliver activities that foster a sense of community, build capacity within community groups, strengthen the economic base, enhance quality of life and protect and enhance the Coast’s natural qualities:
The Group’s “Can I Wheelie Learn to Walk in Your Shoes” project has received $11,650.
The Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation was also a recipient of a Community Development Grant.
Mingaletta received $20,542.50 for a documentary film project.
Mayor Cr Jane Smith said it was great to see community organisations taking advantage of the funding opportunities available to help make their big ideas happen.
“Our grants programs give our community more opportunities to build on ideas which enhance the quality of life on the Coast,” Mayor Smith said.
“Council cannot do everything ourselves and these grants build community capacity and give local groups the funding to deliver services and quality opportunities for our growing community.”

SOURCE:
Media release, 12 Jun 2018
Julie Vaughan, Central Coast Council

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