MidCoast Council's community donations program first round

Landcare groups in the Mid Coast are among donation recipients.

Landcare groups in the Mid Coast are among donation recipients.

Green Point Rural Fire Brigade, Killabakh and Lower Cedar Party Landcare, a number of community preschools, community halls and Scouts are among the 19 groups to benefit from the first round of Mid Coast Council's community new donations program.

The council has committed more than $55,000 to providing financial assistance for community development and capacity building projects, through this program.

In a council meeting held late last month, the first round of projects was endorsed by councillors.

There were three program categories available to applicants being annual donations, seed funding and recurrent donations and 28 applications were received across all three categories.

All applications were assessed by a donations assessment panel and as a result, 19 projects were chosen to receive donations of varying amounts, totalling $55,188.

"This is the first round of funding under the new donations policy, designed to support our large network of volunteers and not-for-profit organisations that are delivering valuable services to our community," MidCoast Council's community strengthening coordinator, Lyndie Hepple said.

For further details around eligibility and application criteria see HERE