Applications open for Cessnock City Council's 2020-21 Dollar for Dollar Grants Scheme

INITIATIVE: Cessnock Chamber of Commerce was a recipient of last year's Dollar for Dollar grants scheme, which it used towards its laneway project (pictured).
INITIATIVE: Cessnock Chamber of Commerce was a recipient of last year's Dollar for Dollar grants scheme, which it used towards its laneway project (pictured).

Sporting, environmental, arts and community groups from across the Cessnock local government area are invited to apply for funding from Cessnock City Council's 2020-21 Dollar for Dollar Grants Scheme, which opens today.

The scheme supports community, cultural, sporting and environmental projects that improve and enhance community life in the LGA.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said council believes in investing in the community and recognises the invaluable contribution that community groups make to social wellbeing, economic advancement, environmental improvement and the development of a vibrant community.

Cr Pynsent said he is proud of what this grant scheme has achieved over the years, with council and community groups working together.

"This annual grants program has supported some exciting initiatives in the past and I'm sure this year will be no different," he said.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for community organisations to get things done that they might not have been able to without the extra funding boost and I strongly encourage local groups to apply."

Cessnock Chamber of Commerce for its laneway project, the Korreil Wonnai Aboriginal Education Consultative Group's Kullaburra awards, and the upgrade of administration and presentation equipment at Richmond Vale Railway Museum were among the initiatives that received funding under last year's program.

Council currently offers four Dollar for Dollar Grant Schemes: sporting facilities, community facilities, community and cultural development, and Sustainable Communities - Tidy Towns.

Applications close at 5pm September 4. The guidelines and application form are available at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/dollarfordollar.

2019 RECIPENTS

  • Abermain Eisteddfod: Purchase of a portable PA system - $929
  • Cessnock Chamber of Commerce: Mt View Laneway - 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Costs of production and installation of artwork into the laneway - $3000
  • Cessnock Chamber of Commerce: The Coalface Mining Laneway. Costs of printing and installation of artwork into the laneway - $3000
  • Cessnock Seniors Citizens Association Inc: 24 Music stands for Cessnock Seniors Choir. Costs of purchase of stands - $324
  • Early Links Inclusion Support Service: Music therapy, costs of consultant/therapist and resources - $3000
  • Freemasons Cessnock (Lodge Cessnock No.252): Cessnock Masonic Centre Transformation Project, purchase of 55 chairs for hall - $1487
  • Korreil Wonnai Aboriginal Education Consultative Group: Kullaburra Awards promotion, printing, catering - $2500
  • Richmond Vale Railway Museum: Upgrade of administration and presentation equipment at RVRM, purchase of laptop, digital voice recorder, display panels and cash registers - $2423
  • Wine Country Music Association Inc: Stage Gear Upgrade, purchase of microphones and music stands - $887

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