Funding support for community groups

28 November 2014

AlburyCity will distribute $33,000 in Community and Cultural Grants to groups and organisations across Albury.

Fourteen organisations will receive funding in 2014-15, with Council signing off on the projects focusing on history, art, health and culture at tonight's meeting.

The community and Cultural Grants Program makes funding available for community based organisations to deliver projects and events that meet a specific need or deliver a cultural experience that wouldn't be available otherwise.

"Rather than capital works, these grants focus on community projects that bring people together and focus on various social and community causes," AlburyCity Mayor Cr Kevin Mack said.

"It's a program that ensures Council's support goes beyond physical infrastructure and helps deliver programs focused on building skills and supporting people right across community."

"It a great program and will deliver a huge range of cultural and community related benefits for people across the city."

Highlights include:

  • $4,300 for the Albury and District Historical Society to research and write a book dedicated to local residents who serviced in WWI
  • $2,685.60 for Disability Advocacy and Information Service to recruit and train 6 – 8 new volunteers
  • $3,596 for the Other Theatre Company to produce Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in the Botanic Gardens
  • $1,500 for the Women's Centre for Health and Wellbeing to run a yoga program for women affected by trauma