Media Release - Community Grants Awarded

Published on Friday, 29 September 2023 at 10:23:21 AM

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A diverse range of Katherine community groups and not-for-profit organisations are set to benefit from their share in $40,000 funding after Katherine Town Council endorsed the 2023-2024 Community Grants Program recipients this week.

Katherine Town Council CEO Ingrid Stonhill said the funds Council has granted would allow many groups to purchase new equipment, host community events, provide services and hold sporting events that will benefit Katherine.

“The community grants will support 13 different community groups who are respected local not-for-profits,” Ms Stonhill said.

Mayor Lis Clarke said Council invited applications from community groups for a share of the Community Grants Program each year.

“This year’s grants program was open from 1 – 31 August, and Council endorsed the recipients on 26 September. We have supported many groups, and I also want to acknowledge the organisations who took the time and opportunity to apply,” Ms Clarke said.

Successful minor grant applicants are:

  • Katherine Senior Citizen Association - Capital Purchase (TV and Sewing Machine) $2,000
  • National Trust (NT) Katherine Branch - O'Keeffe House Christmas Lights Display/Events 2023 $2,000
  • Australian Red Cross - Upgrades to Food Works Trailor/Capital Purchases $2,000
  • NT Friendship & Support - Community Garden $2,000
  • Step Out - Communications Workshops/Capital Purchases $1,496.99
  • The Yoga Bubble - Free Community Yoga Classes/Capital Purchases $1,129.50
  • Desexing Assistance and Community Support (DACS) - Stop the Cycle $2,000
  • Katherine Community Projects Association - Capital Purchase/Marque $2,000
  • Katherine Football Club - Wet Season Football Competition $2,000 

Successful minor grant applicants TOTAL $16,626.49

Successful major grant applicants are:

  • Katherine Senior Citizen Association - Seniors Community Christmas Luncheon $3,000
  • Kalano Community Association Inc - Kalano Family Fun Day 2024 $5,000
  • Katherine & District Show Society - Katherine Show 2024 $5,000
  • The Historical Society of Katherine Inc - Katherine Museum Auction Dinner 2024 $5,000
  • Forrest PR - Katherine Youth Conference 2024 $5,000

Successful major grant applicants TOTAL $23,000

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