HMC receives council grant

Hope Mission Centre was among the receivers for the Parramatta City Council Grants program.

From the article:

Close to $400,000 was awarded recently to community organisations and individuals making a difference through Parramatta City Council’s 2007 Community Grants program.

The grants program was reviewed last year and relaunched with new categories and an increased funding pool of $215,000 in 2006.“We have many wonderful individuals and organisations in Parramatta doing amazing things often without any recognition or support. I hope these grants hep them to continue to grow the social and cultural assets of our community,” Parramatta City Lord Mayor Cr David Borger said.

“Our new grants program has two categories that are quite innovative for local government – Social Enterprise and Arts Fellowship. I am really proud to belong to a Council and a community that is so forward thinking in its approach to the care of our community and our culture.”

The Council’s review of the grants program included consultation with a broad range of community organisations, individuals from external stakeholder groups including Council’s Advisory Committees, successful and unsuccessful applicants from previous years and internal stakeholders. In the past five years over $1.9 million has been given to the community in funding.

Some of the highlights from this year in each category include:

100% Voluntary Organisations

  • Hope Mission Centre’s ‘Discover Your Dream Job Pilot Program’ – which focuses on reducing youth unemployment.
  • Adults with ADHD’s ‘Improving Community Understanding of Adult ADHD’ project – which aims to increase understanding of the issue in the community and also develop a training package to ensure the project’s sustainability.

Read the full article here.

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