Supporting Community Projects

The City of Sydney supports community initiative, innovation and creativity with our Local Action Plans Matching Grants Program.

The City matches community contributions of up to $10,000 to support projects that contribute to local neighbourhoods.

Projects supporting public art and creative activities by senior citizens and public housing tenants were among the initiatives unanimously supported by Council’s Cultural and Community Services Committee on Monday.

The Committee considered six projects recommended for total funding of $37,600 under the Matching Grants Program.

The six projects endorsed by the Committee are:

  • $10,000 toward a community garden mural project by the Alexandria Park Community & School Group:
  • $2,800 towards activities catering for public housing tenants in Camperdown by the Booler Centre Drop In and Crafts;
  • $8,000 towards an art banner project which will encourage Indigenous fathers to engage with their children by the Gamarada Men’s Healing and Life Skills Program;
  • $3,200 towards a postcard archive project being undertaken by local residents with the Great Buckingham Street Project;
  • $6,000 towards The Flower Girls: a short comedy film involving the Alexandria Seniors Writing Group by the Alexandria Cliff Noble Centre Writers’ Group; and
  • $7,600 towards skateboard painting and maintenance workshops in Waterloo by the Weave Youth Family Community Street Creatures.

Council will make a decision on the projects on Monday night.


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