Event organisers, artists, bands and choirs, and owners of heritage properties are invited to apply for support under Wollongong City Council’s 2016-17 Financial Assistance Program.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM said “If you’re part of a community group or art project, this is your opportunity to put your hand up for support.”
“Our Financial Assistance programs each have different criteria, but they all share the ultimate goal of enriching our community, and helping people make positive contributions to our city. These types of activities are important to us, which is why we’ve put over $100,000 towards these programs.
“Applicants could be running a community event or arts project, restoring a heritage property or planning a ceremony for NAIDOC Week.
“We’re proud to have approved funding for more than 60 different projects or groups under these programs in the 2015-16 financial year. I encourage not just organisers of established activities to apply, but also those thinking of launching new initiatives that could enrich our community.”
Applications for funding are open for the following categories from 1 February to 31 March 2016:
Small Cultural Grants
Small Grants NAIDOC Week Event
Sponsorship of Community Events
Contribution to Public Bands and Choirs
Wollongong Heritage Fund
Applicants for the Small Cultural Grants; Sponsorship of Community Events; and Contribution to Public Bands and Choirs programs are encouraged to attend one of the free information sessions to be held at Council’s Administration Building on: