Friday, 1 May 2020

We’ve made changes to our community grants program to make sure local organisations, groups and creatives have the best chance of securing funds and delivering projects after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline date for applications has been extended to 30 June 2020 and the delivery date for projects funded in the 2020/21 program is now 31 December 2021. We’ve also asked applicants to consider other ways they could deliver their projects other than face-to-face.

Our grant writing workshops have also moved online. You can watch a recording of the workshop or if you would rather talk to someone, you can request a call back.

This year, Council added two new streams to its existing grants program catering for environmental and arts and creativity initiatives.

The two new streams extend funding across several categories and aim to build the Northern Beaches’ reputation as a hub for creativity, innovation and sustainability.

Eligible individuals, groups and organisations can apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Overall the program will allocate $310,000 worth of grants towards Community Development, Arts and Creativity and Environmental grants for 2020/21.

Each applicant that is awarded with grant funding needs to show how they will support and create a more enriched, connected and sustainable Northern Beaches.

Hear from one of our previous grant recipients:

Renate Rienmueller, La Crème Creative Inc.

La Crème Creative Inc. was one of our 2019/20 Community, Arts and Culture grant recipients. Securing a grant meant co-founder Renate Rienmueller was able to offer an Artist Residency program to local artists who needed assistance, support and the opportunity to build an artistic career. The first residency participant was India (pictured).

“It was truly incredible to see the development and progress of India’s work over the three months of her being in the space. She was there day and night, working three jobs and managing to get into the studio every moment she could. India said it was her “happy place”, said Renate, La Crème Creative.

“Our Artist Residency program made possible by Council’s Grant Program is giving an incredible opportunity to twelve artists, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to work in a supportive creative community.”

Make your great idea a reality, read more about Council’s grants program.

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