90 SECOND STATEMENT: NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON HORSE TRACKING REGISTER

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TOO MANY NOVOCASTRIAN HOUSEHOLDS GOING DARK

In some parts of Newcastle, as many as six per cent of households have their electricity disconnected in recent times, according to an updated report from St Vincent de Paul.

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PARLIAMENTARY STATEMENT: NEWCASTLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTRE FUNDING

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$150,00 GRANTS POOL FOR NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY GROUPS NOW OPEN

 

$150,00 GRANTS POOL FOR NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY GROUPS NOW OPEN

 

Sharon Claydon MP has encouraged Newcastle community groups to consider putting in an Expression of Interest for a chance of securing up to $20,000 in funding for small capital projects.

 

Ms Claydon said there was a total funding pool of $150,000 would be available through the 2019 Newcastle Stronger Communities Grants program.

 

“The program will provide matched funding for cash or in-kind contributions for projects which will improve local community participation,” Ms Claydon said.

 

“Community-based not-for-profit organisations and local governing bodies are eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000.

 

“Resource-stretched community organisations often struggle to raise the funds for capital works and new equipment but these grants are a great way to secure much-needed upgrades.

 

“Whether it’s an upgrade to current facilities, new sports equipment, improvements for disability access or a fit-out of a community centre, there’s a wide range of projects that could be eligible under this program. I encourage all eligible groups to lodge applications for projects that will help build a strong and healthy community.”

 

In the 2018 round:

  • Hunter Multicultural Communities received $15,000 to construct a café
  • ACON received $19,000 to refurbish its community health facility
  • Dress for Success received $10,000 for an office fitout
  • Nobby’s Surf Life Saving Club received $10,500 towards equipment including an all-terrain vehicle (pictured and attached)
  • Islamic  Centre of Newcastle received $19,000 to upgrade kitchen facilities
  • Tantrum Theatre received $19,000 to fit out a multipurpose space.

 

Expressions of Interest close on Sunday 15 September. Applications will be assessed by a panel with strong links to the community.

 

More information including eligibility details and timelines for applying is available at http://www.sharonclaydon.com/stronger_communities_program

 

SUNDAY, 11 AUGUST 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  REBECCA WILLETTS 0425 442 148

 


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