Mayoral Community Fund recipients announced

Media release - 3 October 2017

Along with local schools and Kempsey TAFE, 15 community groups across the Macleay Valley have received a share of $19,000 as part of the 2017/18 Mayoral Community Fund.

The small community grants program is an initiative of Kempsey Shire Council and is made available through savings made when Councillors waive many of their entitlements allocated to the Elected Officials’ Expense budget.

This year, Council received a record number of applications totalling over $380,000 for projects, events and fundraisers being planned across the Shire. The most difficult task for the Committee was deciding which projects and events would receive financial assistance from this year’s fund pool of $19,000 when all were worthy of support.

Some of the major recipients include the Kempsey Railway Centenary, the South West Rocks Swimming Club, the Crescent Head Malibu Club, and the Smithtown Croquet Club.

Kempsey Shire Mayor, Liz Campbell, said Councillors were looking forward to seeing the benefits that come from supporting such great community projects and fundraisers that contribute so much to our quality of life.

“My fellow councillors and I are delighted to be able to support community projects that produce a positive outcome for the Macleay Valley, and we have been able to help some very deserving groups to do just that,” Mayor Campbell said.

The shire’s 16 primary schools will receive $60 each while the high schools and North Coast TAFE Kempsey campus will receive $100 each.

For a full list of this year’s recipients go to Council’s website www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/mcf