On Thursday 15 December, Hume City’s most deserving individuals, not-for-profit groups and businesses were acknowledged at the 2023 Community Grant Presentation Evening at the Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn.
The Community Grants program has been running for over twenty years and provides Council with an opportunity to support diverse groups and community members.
Council has awarded a total of $420,715 to support 138 community groups in 2023.
The grants will allow recipients to:
Support day-to-day operations
Run programs and activities that encourage community participation and promote leadership
Pilot new services or programs, and
Develop projects that address a significant need and embrace the principles of social justice, healthy living, lifelong learning, environmental sustainability, community safety and inclusion.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Tullamarine Live Steam Society shared stories about how the grants helped their organisations over the past year, followed by musical performances from both groups.
Mayor Cr Joseph Haweil presented awards to the 2023 grant winners of Aitken, Meadow Valley and Jackson Creek wards, while guests enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to connect with other community members.
The night was an opportunity for Council to recognise and celebrate our grant recipients and the wider Hume community.
Hume City Council Mayor, Councillor Joseph Haweil said:
“The Community Grants program ensures that groups without sufficient funding can continue to learn new skills, invest in their people and manage operational activities.”
“Council’s vision is to be recognised as a leader in achieving social, environmental and economic outcomes for our community.”
“We congratulate the recipients of the projects and wish them every success for the year ahead.”