Bankstown City Council has announced 94 applications have been successful in the 2012-13 Community Grants Program.
Mayor of Bankstown, Councillor Khal Asfour, said 140 applications were received in total amounting to in excess of $1 million.
“All applications were assessed on their compliance with the program guidelines and their capacity to address the needs of the community,” Mayor Asfour said.
“It was a difficult decision but Council has arrived at a final list of successful projects which will share a total of $419,993 in funding.”
Grants have been issued in five categories:
Mayor Asfour said this is the 15th year Council has run its Community Grants Program.
“The program offers local community-based organisations the opportunity to apply for funding for projects, activities and events that will address the needs of the residents of the Bankstown Local Government Area,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Council officers will now work with those groups which were unsuccessful to help them improve their applications and increase their chances of obtaining funding in future grants programs.”