The Stronger Communities Grants Program is part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, with a dedicated $1 million to be spent on community grants in the Inner West Council area over the next three years.
In 2016 Inner West Council approved $300,000 of funding in the first year of the program. This provided funding of up to $50,000 per project for proposals to build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities. See a list of 2016 grant recipients
Council assessed applications in accordance with the Inner West Stronger Communities Grants Guidelines 2016.
What’s happening now?
A section of the guidelines is being reviewed to ensure that funding can be allocated according to the needs of the inner west community. The 2016 guidelines specify that:
'Preference will be given to physical projects and may include upgrades of club facilities, funding of sporting equipment, or providing tools and equipment to improve the delivery of community services.’
During the first round of applications, Council received feedback that it should consider expanding or revising this preference area.
Community groups are now invited to tell us which types of projects they would like to see included in the Stronger Communities Grants Guidelines 2017.
Have your say
Tell us your project area preference by completing the form below. Alternatively, you are invited to attend a forum to find out more and have your say:
Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Venue: Level 3, Petersham Service Centre, 2-4 Fisher St, Petersham
The last day to give feedback is 14 June 2017
What happens next?
Guidelines with any new preference areas for the Inner West Stronger Communities Grants 2017 will be released on 3 July 2017.