Community grants: 20 groups share funding boost

STOP BY THE STATION: Leslie Schneider and Judy Finlay at Rydal's Daffodil Festival in 2016.

STOP BY THE STATION: Leslie Schneider and Judy Finlay at Rydal's Daffodil Festival in 2016.

Community grants have been awarded to organisations in the Lithgow shire as part of Lithgow City Council’s financial assistance program. 

Council has awarded $34,772 to 20 organisations as part of round one of the program.

“It is promising to see such a strong response and great commitment towards improving the health and wellbeing of our community,” Lithgow City Council mayor Stephen Lesslie said.

“Council supports every effort to grow the Lithgow community and improve the lives of others. We are confident that the diverse range of projects funded will do just that.”

Some of the projects that will be delivered over the next 12 months include:

  • The Hangout: A social space for young people with disability. 
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program
  • 2017 NAIDOC Week
  • Lithgow's Accessible Lifestyle Expo
  • Yarn Up
  • Cooking classes and production of healthy cookbook for families
  • Wallerawang New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics display
  • Daffodils at Rydal 2017
  • Mining multimedia interpretation project hosted by The City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum Inc.

This allocation is in addition to $69,844 funding provided on a recurrent basis each year to local events and programs including Lithgow Show Society, Ironfest and Tidy Towns.

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