More than $17,000 will be divided amongst nine community groups and organisations through MidCoast Council's annual Community Donations Program.
The funding will support a range of areas and initiatives. Myall Coast Radio will receive $6250 of seed funding to finalise the set-up of the station, while Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group, Gloucester U3A, Taree Torpedoes Swim Club and Forster Neighbourhood Centre will each receive $2000 through the annual donations program.
Other successful applicants will use the funds to establish a community garden, replace a marquee, provide a street library, replace chairs in a senior citizens centre, provide tennis coaching and more.
"It's great to see the funds spread across the Mid Coast and the breadth of projects it will go to," council's community strengthening coordinator, Lyndie Hepple said.
"This funding is about supporting our network of not-for-profit organisations and the many volunteers across the region who give their time to help others and deliver valuable services to the wider community, in so many different ways," Lyndie said.
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This round of funding was conducted from March 3 to 27 with annual donations as well as seed funding available.
Applications were considered by an assessment panel, against criteria including capacity building and community ownership, services and activities which align with the MidCoast Community Strategic Plan and the extent to which the service or activity enhances the lives of those living in the Mid Coast region.
At this week's council meeting the assessment panel's recommendations for funding were approved unanimously by councillors.
"It's great to see the funds spread across the Mid Coast and the breadth of projects it will go to."
For further details about the Community Donations Program, eligibility and application criteria, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants-and-Funding
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