Grants for social inclusion programs

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with the successful Social Change Through Creativity Grants applicants.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with the successful Social Change Through Creativity Grants applicants.

Eight local community groups have received $5000 to assist them in running artistic programs that promote community participation and social inclusion in "unique and creative ways."

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone presented the cheques on Tuesday, July 9 at council's Social Change Through Creativity Grants presentation which included projects centred around music, art and food.

The grants program allows local not-for-profit organisations and groups to develop and deliver programs with and for Fairfield residents.

"The Social Change Through Creativity Grants provide an opportunity for groups to help the community come together in unique and creative ways - through music, art, writing and storytelling," Mr Carbone said.

"Congratulations to the successful applicants and I look forward to seeing these projects in action, making a real difference in our community and in the lives of residents who normally wouldn't be able to participate in these projects."

The successful applicants were:

  • Community Action Services Australia. Project name: Social Tapestry.
  • Community First Step. Project name: Sharing Culture through Song - Seniors Choir Project.
  • Frontline Seniors. Project name: Seniors Circle of Fun.
  • Australian Immersive Education Academy. Project name: Dreams and Challenges Expressed in 3D Artworks: Empowering Youth with Immersive Art and Virtual Reality.
  • Taste Cultural Foods. Project name: Aussie Food #itsbetterhere.
  • Women in Action. Project name: Your Voice, Your Key.
  • Thelma Close. Project name: Strengthening the Foundation of Aboriginal Storytelling through Community Engagement, Creative Writing and Cultural Dance.
  • Alofa Connections. Project name: P.E.P.E Playtime.