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Council approves first round of Community Initiatives Program

Clarence Valley Council has approved more than $60,000 in funding for 39 applications in Round One of the Community Initiatives Program for 2022/23 at its June meeting.

Some of the organisations to be funded include Grafton Community Shed, Maclean Lions Club, Dundurrabin Public School, Chatsworth Hall and Yamba Patchwork and Art Group.
“We like to support these initiatives as we value the contribution these organisations make to enhance the culture, health and heritage of the Valley,” Clarence Valley Mayor Ian Tiley said.
“We received 41 applications from not-for-profit organisations across the Clarence Valley and two withdrew from this funding round.
“Round one of this program was open for eight weeks from 1 March to 30 April 2022, and promoted through local media and Council’s website.”
Organisations seeking a donation from Council were asked to apply for Community Initiatives Program funding within four categories:
• Cash – towards the costs of small projects/initiatives;
• Rates Waiver – to cover the cost of general Council rates;
• Fee Waiver – to waive the fees of hiring Council venues;
• Educational institutions – $100 for awards nights only.
Round two of the Community Initiatives Program will open for applications on 1 September 2022.

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