2017 Media Releases

Community to benefit from Council’s grants program

27 June 2017


Willoughby City Council has awarded $8,000 to local community groups as part of The 2017 Event Seed Funding Grants program. The grants will assist with funding cultural, artistic and performing arts projects and events that will directly benefit the Willoughby Community.

The Taiwan Festival Committee Incorporated will receive a grant of $2,000 to assist with the running of a two-day festival celebrating and promoting Taiwanese culture and Willoughby’s cultural diversity. The event will be held as part of this year’s Emerge Festival in September, and will include performances, workshops, food and activities in Chatswood Mall.

AVSAR: DiwaliFEST will receive $3000 to assist with DiwaliFEST 2017, a one day festival held in October. The festival’s aim is to create awareness of Indian culture in the community by showcasing traditional clothing, flavourful food and cultural music, while providing an opportunity for local Indian performers. 

A grant of $3000 was awarded to Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School, which will be used to help expand their annual Creative Arts Festival, also held during the 2017 Emerge Festival in September. The Creative Arts Festival will be an extension program that will include creative writing workshops for students and a public exhibition of their works at Chatswood Library.

“The Event Seed Funding Grants program provides a wonderful opportunity for Council to support local groups and enable the provision of events and performances that benefit the community and highlight our cultural diversity,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

For further information about Council’s Small Grants Program, please visit Willoughby.nsw.gov.au  

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Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au