KINGSTON Council is reviewing its grant programs.
A second stage of community consolation is underway on proposed changes to council’s community grants. Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said he hoped that changes will ensure “our new model is inclusive and most importantly, fair. We want to ensure the distribution of grants is equitable and representative of Kingston’s diverse community.”
“We have heard from our community and the groups they represent that we need to reduce red tape and offer a more straightforward application process and that is what we have put forward with these changes,” he said. “While our grants budget will remain unchanged, we are aiming to consolidate the ten existing grant streams into five, enhancing clarity and accessibility for all applicants.
“This phase provides an opportunity for those that have already provided feedback to review where we have landed with the proposed model, as well as providing an opportunity for new community members and stakeholders to contribute.”
The proposed new model can be seen at yourkingstonyoursay.com.au/grantsreview. Consultation closes on 19 September, and a final decision is expected in October.