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Other Grants

School Excellence Awards Category

This category is available for primary and high schools to acknowledge an exceptional student, who resides within City of Ryde, for his/her endeavour in their educational pursuits.

Frequency: One nomination from a school is sought annually to be presented at the school's end of year event.
Available funding: A $100 ‘any store gift card’ for a high school student and a $50 ‘any store gift card’ for a primary school student.  A Certificate of Excellence is also presented.

Nominations closed on Sunday, 26 November 2017. 

Social Support Grants

This grant recognises the significance of the three community aid organisations operating within the City of Ryde service network, and their role in meeting diverse community needs. The three organisations to which this category applies are:

  • Christian Community Aid (CCA)
  • North Ryde Community Aid (NRCA)
  • Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services (HHRCS)

The Community Aid Grants funding will be allocated based on the Eligibility and Selection Criteria and will be subject to negotiation of a Funding Agreement with deliverables to meet the following objectives:

  • To maintain a high level of participation within the service network
  • To collaborate with Council to identify and address emerging issues
  • To work with Council to develop and support smaller community organisations
  • To participate in Council / community planning processes
  • To participate in the implementation of the Ryde 2030 Community Strategic Plan once it is finalised.

Allocation of funding: Based on historical arrangements and service coverage, the funding available in this category will be allocated as follows:

  • Christian Community Aid - 40%
  • North Ryde Community Aid - 30%
  • Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services - 30%

These percentages will be reviewed regularly, taking into account any service changes and outcomes produced during funding period. 

Community Events Category

This category covers the following three events which Council has supported historically with both in-kind and cash contributions:

  • Ryde Art Exhibition (Ryde Art Society)
  • Community Christmas Carols (Rotary Clubs of Macquarie Park and North Ryde)
  • Ryde Eisteddfod (Ryde Eisteddfod Inc)

Council staff will negotiate the level of in-kind support and deliverables for each event to meet the following objectives:

  • To contribute to cultural vitality in the City of Ryde
  • To promote cultural diversity
  • To contribute to the implementation of strategies identified in Ryde 2030 Community Strategic Plan once it is finalised.

Available funding: Funding is made available based on historical allocations.

Last updated on 19 February 2018