Council distributes $32,000 in community grants

Published on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 at 2:43:16 PM

Image: From this year's Kalano NAIDOC Family Fun Day which was allocated funding from the 2021 Community Grants program.

Council has allocated $32,000 to local organisations in its 2022 Community Grants program, supporting community initiatives in Katherine.

There was $40,000 to spend but the Community Grants Assessment Committee advised that not all applicants met the criteria. Next year, Council will offer a information session to assist applicants with the grant guidelines and submission process.

“The leftover $8,000 will be allocated to something else that benefits the community,” Katherine Mayor Lis Clark said. “It was great to see all the applications we had, and we look forward to seeing the fruits of this money in community events and development over the next year.”

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday September 27, elected members approved the distribution of grant funding to the following applicants:

Minor Grants (Up to $2,000)

  • Kalano Community Association Inc. - $2,000. Mural for Rockhole Community Bus Shelter
  • National Trust (NT) Katherine Branch - $2,000. Christmas Lights Display at O'Keeffe House and the 1926 Railway Station
  • Heritage Christian Church - $2,000. Youth Hub Drop-in Centre
  • Rainbow Katherine NT - $2,000. For the development and promotion of the newly created Rainbow Katherine NT Inc.

Total: $8,000.00


Major Grants (Up to $5,000)

  • Kalano Community Association Inc. - $5,000. NAIDOC Family Fun Day
  • Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Corporation - $4,000. Wurli Community Breakfast
  • Katherine Regional Arts - $5,000. Junk Festival 2023
  • Katherine FM - $5000. Broadcasting equipment that is appropriate for outside use
  • Red Cross Society - $5000. Joys of Many Colours Fashion & Cultural Show 2023

Total: $24,000

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