Residents benefit from community grants

Local charities, not-for-profit organisations and community groups will share in more than $194,000 after Council endorsed the 2021/22 Community Grants program at its Ordinary Meeting this week.

Council’s Community Grants program aims to assist the community in exploring creative projects and events that address community needs, gaps in service delivery and innovative ideas as part of Council’s COVID-19 Community Support Package Stage Three.

A total of 48 local groups were successful in receiving funding across three categories including health and wellbeing, culture and inclusion and minor works:

  • Big Yellow Umbrella – Yellow Hamper food support for COVID response – $6,500;
  • Turning Point Camden Inc – COVID Recovery Food Provision Program – $6,500;
  • Rapid Relief Team Ltd – Respectful Relationships – $6,375
  • Mother Hubbard Cupboard in Camden Inc – Cooking Up a Storm – $6,500;
  • Macarthur Art Group Inc – Artmaking and exhibiting for the Camden Re(dis)covered Art Show – $6,500;
  • Cancer Patients Foundation – Look Good Feel Better – $3,250;
  • Shining Stars Foundation – Food vouchers (COVID response) – $4,000;
  • The Shepherd Centre for deaf children – Confident kids, a social skills development program for children with hearing loss in Camden – $2,500;
  • The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch – Locks, lights and smoke alarms – $5,727;
  • Shanhe Education Inc – The Practical Australian English and Chinese Booklet – $6,500;
  • The Disability Trust – Re-engage – $2,160;
  • Karitane – Parenting support program for fathers with young children – $6,135;
  • Rotary Club of Camden Inc – Renew lights on Camden’s Rotary Mural – $3,440;
  • Hope Anglican Church Leppington – Summerfest – $1,000;
  • Rainbow Club Australia Inc – Establishing a Think Sensory program at Narellan Rainbow club – $3,000;
  • Rotary Club of Gregory Hills, Next-Gen Inc – Rotary serves up support – $3,500;
  • Camden Digital Art and Culture Centre – CDACC Camden community outreach program – $3,500;
  • Mentoring Men – Thrive Program empowering young men – $3,000;
  • Men’s Shed Narellan Inc – Precision drilling and machining for timber and metal projects – $3,369;
  • Camden Tigers FC – Female Football Development Program – $6,000;
  • Camden Tigers FC – Indigenous Football Program – $6,500;
  • Hamro Club Inc – Hamro Christmas Soccer – $1,320;
  • Mets Baseball Club Inc – Junior and Senior Umpire Development – $6,422;
  • Camden District Australian Football Club Incorporated – Junior Transition Academy – $3,000;
  • Camden Digital Arts and Culture Centre – NAIDOC Week Football Comp and Mentoring Day – $2,500;
  • Camden Junior Australian Football Club – Equipment and season launch – $4,500;
  • Rotary Club of Camden – 75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Camden – $660 in-kind;
  • Camden Tigers FC – Tharawal Cup – $10,000;
  • Rotary Club of Gregory Hills, Next Gen – Come Together music and connection – $5,000;
  • The Shepherd Centre for deaf children – Changing the story photography exhibition – $2,000;
  • C3 New Hope – Mega easter egg hunt – $1,000;
  • Camden Rugby Union Club Inc – Macarthur 10s Rugby tournament – $5,000;
  • Camden and District Netball Association Inc – Netball competitions for females and males – $4,500 ($2000 cash and $2,000 in-kind);
  • Camden Musical Society – Community musical theatre production – $9,000;
  • The Camden Show Society Inc – Camden Show 2022 – $20,000 ($9,000 cash, $11,000 in-kind);
  • Wild Heart Creatives – A Wild Showcase – $1,500;
  • Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra – Camden Connexions – $3,000;
  • Camden Community Band – An introduction to concert band for young people – $1,500;
  • Cobbitty Gallery – Cobbitty creative program – $3,000;
  • Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra – Seasons: Metamorphosis – $1,450;
  • Angelakikiart – Convergence of Glory – $2,500;
  • Ho Yee Wong – Introduction to the art of Chinese Calligraphy – $2,350;
  • Wen Denaro -Mother 88 – $600;
  • Camden Community Band – Snippets of Camden – $880 in-kind;
  • Macarthur Singers Incorporated – Camden Sings – $880 in-kind;
  • Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra – Picture Perfect – $880 in-kind; and
  • Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Camden Inc – Camden Kiddies’ Concert – $660 in-kind.

For more information on Council’s Grants programs, go to camden.nsw.gov.au

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.