The Arts and Cultural Development Grant Programme offers grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to community groups, to support the enjoyment of a rich cultural life within the Coffs Harbour region. Projects seeking funding should have a strong community benefit and be inclusive of all people across the community.
The total funding for the programme is $35,000. Applications are usually taken between March and May.
In 2017/18 a diverse range of activities were supported.
The sucessful 2017/18 grant-winners were:
- Arts Mid North Coast on behalf of Coffs Connection & Community and LGBTIQ Coffs Connection and Community – $3,000
- Coffs Harbour Arts Group – $3,513
- Coffs Harbour City Orchestra – $2,600
- Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services on behalf of Heart and Soul Foundation – $2,900
- Arts Mid North Coast on behalf of Screenwave – $2,500
- STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) – $3,510
- Toormina High School – $3,500
- Australian Red Cross on behalf of Uko Ono – $4,500
- Mid Coast Communities on behalf of Women of the World (WOW) – $4,000
- Woolgoolga Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Curryfest – $2,000
- Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival – $2,977