Creativity grants workshop to educate applicants

Last year's Social Change through Creativity Grants recipients.
Last year's Social Change through Creativity Grants recipients.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone has praised the Social Change through Creativity Grants program which supports not-for-profit organisations as they work to "improve the opportunities and wellbeing" of Fairfield residents in unique and creative ways.

Not-for-profit creative groups or cultural and community organisations can apply to receive a one-off grant of up to $5000 for creative projects that address important community issues.

Council are hosting two host workshops this month to assist applicants in submitting a quality application. Attendance at one workshop is recommended

"Council continues to be inspired by the creativity, commitment and dedication shown by residents and local organisations that make Fairfield City a great place to live and raise a family," Mr Carbone said.

"The workshops are designed to educate applicants in grant writing skills, including developing an idea into a grant project, devising a budget, and basic project management."

Social Change through Creativity Grants applications open on February 28 and close March 30.

Last year's 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.

Workshop details:

Workshop A

Thursday, February 13, 10am to 5pm. Fairfield School of Arts, 19 Harris Street, Fairfield

Workshop B

Saturday, February 22, 10am to 5pm , Cabramatta Community Centre, corner Railway Parade and McBurney Road, Cabramatta

Please contact 9725 0382 if you require an interpreter, an application form in a language other than English or have accessibility needs.