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Community Grants Recipients

The following grants were allocated for Round 1, 2019 of City of Ryde Community Grants:

Sports and Recreation Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
Eastwood Ryde Netball Association Inc. Net Set Go Program – a National Junior Development Program to introduce netball to primary school aged children $3,500
Usman Khaeaja Foundation Ltd. City of Ryde's Chance to Shine Cricket Program – alleviates disadvantaged youth by providing educational and cricketing opportunities $3,500
Australian Skateboarding Federation King of Concrete Ryde Skatepark – state/national level skateboarding competition to promote City of Ryde’s new skate park and give locals a stage to compete against some of Australia's best skaters. $3,500
Homenetmen Antranig Scouts And Sportsclub Amateur Football Competition – supports Syrian Armenian refugees interested in playing soccer $2,400
Total $12,900

Seniors Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
Italian Women’s Group Marsfield

Promotes health initiatives – a support group that meets weekly to enable social connections

Korean Harmony Culture Group Seniors' activities for local Korean seniors – activities include line dancing, singing, English language classes and social outings $2,000
Italian Leisure Group Weekly social and recreational activities for Italian seniors $2,000
Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club Builds friendship among CALD seniors – aimed at connects Chinese seniors with other CALD seniors by hosting cross-cultural performances with games and food $2,000
Total $7,500

Event Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
City of Ryde Art Society City of Ryde Art Society 59th Annual Art Exhibition $5,000
The Happy Hens Social Enterprise Inc. Bedlam at the Bay – a fete which focuses on destigmatising mental health $5,000
Riverside Business Chamber Putney Street Fest – a street festival showcasing businesses in Putney $7,500
West Ryde Chamber of Commerce Christmas Carols in West Ryde, ANZAC Park $5,000
Morling College Saunders Close Spring Fair – a family-friendly festival to celebrate diversity and create a safe, accessible and inclusive space $2,500
Total $25,000

Capacity Building Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
Riding for the Disabled Impact Volunteers – implementation of a volunteer management system $5,000
SydneySiders Express Incorporated SydneySiders Express Harmony Chorus Open Night Membership Drive – an outreach event to attract members and a free five week ‘learn to sing in harmony’ course $3,760
The Northern Centre Building Cultural Competency – 6-month online cultural competence program for all staff working at the West Ryde Community Centre $4,940
Total $13,700

Community Projects Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
Live Life Get Active Live Life Get Active – free community fitness classes $5,000
Christian Community Aid Connecting to Life – creating opportunities for seniors to stay connected, experience the benefits of living longer and enjoy opportunities to participate in their communities $3,500
North Ryde Community Church Twilight Community Market – A welcoming and inclusive community event $3,000
Special Children Services Centre Inc. Fun at School Holidays – Programs for children with special needs such as kids' yoga and dancing, and an excursion to Taronga Zoo  $5,000
Australian Association of Cancer Care Inc. Cancer Care and Nursing Home Entertainment – Assistance and support to patients suffering from cancer as well as monthly entertainment at nursing homes $5,000
Australian Korean Theatre Company Musical “Sound of Music” – auditions, weekly rehearsals and final performance in the local theatre $5,000
Relationships Australia (NSW) Ltd Senior Abuse Drama Project (Cantonese) – addresses family domestic violence in ethnic and seniors’ communities through culturally appropriate performing art $5,000
Total $31,500

Social Inclusion Grant Category

Organisation Project Amount
The Shepherd Centre 'In the Shoes of a Child with Hearing Loss' –virtual reality training experience for students and teachers in Ryde $795
Total $795

Social Support Grant Category (Historical Community Aid Grants) 

Organisation Project Amount
Mahboba’s Promise Marsfield Mothers' Support Network – a family centred social and financial support program that assists disadvantaged single mothers from CALD backgrounds $9,828.40
Differently Abled People Association Incorporated Our Ryde Social Harmony Game – development of "Our Ryde" App by people with disability for people with disability with the aim of improving connections between community facilities, providers of services and those who may require additional assistance $10,000
Kick Start Mentoring Program Streetwork Australia Limited- KickStart provides one-on-one mentoring to ‘at risk’ young people aged 11-18 $10,000
Sydney Korean Women’s Welfare Centre Helping Hands – face-to-face and telephone services to assist those in need access mainstream services, education seminars and family events $10,000
Learning Links Reading for Life – supporting disadvantaged children at Truscott Street Public School $7,895
Yourside Friendship Space Project – an initiative which makes place accessible for the isolated elderly. Volunteers will create a disability accessible space in shopping centres to support and initiate social connections $10,000
National Centre for Childhood Grief Counselling Grief Counselling Education BEST Kids Program – free and unlimited specialist bereavement counselling for children and teenagers aged 3-18. Also aims to upskill those who work in direct contact with bereaved children and their families. $9,317
Total $67,040.40



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Last updated on 1 October 2020