Community groups share in Council grants

Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program will deliver more than $370,000 to local groups, in funds announced earlier this month.

Council has allocated a total of $264,711 to 140 projects in the categories of Community Activity Grant, Partnership and Innovation. A further $110,260 was allocated to eight pre-committed partnership projects.

Hume Mayor Councillor Drew Jessop said the Community Grants Program was a strong example of how Hume City Council worked with local not-for-profit groups and organisations to improve the wellbeing of residents.

The Community Grants Program opens doors for positive change and improvements to the wellbeing of Hume residents,” Cr Jessop said.

“The recipients of the grants represent a fantastic partnership between Council and community, working together to build a better future.”

Among this year’s recipients are a crisis relief group, a disability service and a sporting team.

CareWorks SunRanges Inc. will use their $1,400 grant to provide food hampers for people in emergency and crisis situations.

Broadmeadows Disability Services will use their $1,100 grant towards the costs of running a monthly disco for adults of all abilities.

Craigieburn Basketball Association will use their $5,000 grant towards a program that encourages parents to work alongside their child to develop fine motor skills and learn about a healthy lifestyle.

“If you live in Hume, I strongly recommend you investigate whether any of the grant recipients offer an activity that interests you and get involved,” Cr Jessop said.

The successful grant recipients will receive their funds at the Community Grants Presentation Evening at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Craigieburn on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

See a full list of Community Grants Program recipients for 2017 here.

Posted on 10:00 AM, 21 December 2016

Updated : 1:31 PM, 21 December 2016

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