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Council awards $165,000 to community projects

Publish Date 11/07/2018

Port Stephens Council has awarded more than $165,000 to local community organisations to help them their valuable projects and services, as part of its annual grant programs.

At last night's meeting, Councillors approved applications for financial assistance across its five grant programs, which cover community, environmental, heritage, cultural and Aboriginal projects.

A further $6,000 for heritage projects will be awarded to successful applicants after a second application period from Monday 16 July to Sunday 12 August.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says it’s a wonderful way to give back to the local community.

“Council’s annual grant programs help to fund many deserving groups and individuals who go on to make great contributions to Port Stephens across a range of fields," Mayor Palmer said.

"This year, some of the successful projects include a film on the Mambo-Wanda Wetlands, an Aboriginal cultural garden at Karuah Public School, and a historical book about Fingal Island, as well as contributions towards many community groups across the entire local government area," he said.

"The idea of our grant programs is to give our community the funds they need to create programs to help people thrive. These initiatives also have a ripple effect on the whole community, so it’s exciting to see how our grants can go," he added.

For the full list of recipients, see the Council meeting minutes:http://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/your-council/about-council/council-meetings-and-minutes/council-agendas,-documents-and-minutes-2018

For more information about Port Stephens Council's grants program, go to http://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/live/community/financial-assistance/grants