City of Sydney have just opened up their Matching Grants program, which mainly works with community groups that partner with the COS to support events, services and projects in their local community.
The matching grant program is also open to for profits who can demonstrate that the project will activate their local precinct (laneways and previously unused spaces) and partner with one or more local business or community groups to deliver the project.
Applicants are required to demonstrate how they will address the needs of a specific community project, which may include:
- cultural projects
- community building ideas
- cycling-related projects
- community gardens
- public art projects
- multicultural programs
- neighbourhood events and activities.
The matching grant program recognises any community contribution towards a project and can offer up to $10,000 support to match this contribution. The grant application close June 1, 2015.
Contributions from the community or the City can be made in cash or value-in-kind. Recognised in-kind community contributions include:
- in-kind contributions such as donated supplies, materials, venues or services
- volunteer time such as labour, meeting times and project management. The rate of volunteer time is calculated as $20 per hour. For professional or contracted services the rate is $75 per hour.
There will be a matching grant drop-in session on Wednesday 13 May 2015 from 5pm to 7pm at the CBD Neighbourhood Service Centre (One Stop Shop).
For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact:
02 9265 9333
Grant description sourced from City of Sydney, here.