Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Community to take seat at grants table

Frankston City Council has announced a new process for assessing community grants – giving community members a seat at the table.

In a statement, Council said volunteer community members and Frankston City Council’s Director Communities will now unite to assess grant applications.

“Previously, community grants were assessed by Councillors and council officers, but we’ve
made an important change giving community members a seat at the table and more say in
how grants are assessed,” said Mayor, Nathan Conroy.

“Expressions of interest to join the panel are now open to Council’s Mini Frankston City
members.

“Mini Frankston City is our community of residents that gives us regular feedback on key
projects and issues.”

The group is currently made up of over 500 Frankston City residents.

“We are particularly keen to receive expressions of interest from young people aged between 15 and 24, seniors, women, people from our disability community, people from
culturally and linguistically communities as well as our LGTBIQ+ communities so a range of
interests and needs can be taken into consideration. Experience and expertise in not-for-
profit community groups and organisations will be highly regarded,” said the Mayor.

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2022.

Frankston City Council awards $125,000 in annual community grants each year to a range
of not-for-profit community groups and organisations including Donation Chain,
Local2Community and Mums Supporting Families in Need to help deliver important
community programs, activities and services.

For more info: www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Our-Community/Community-and-Business-Support-Grant-Program

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