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6 September 2005

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK, ON TUESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 5:30 PM

 

Committee Members:                  His Worship, the Mayor, Cr M. Matson, Bastic, Kenny, Nash, Procopiadis, Tracey (Chairperson) & Woodsmith (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Quorum:                                      Four (4) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2004, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH AUGUST, 2005.

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

5           Community Services

 

5.1                        

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT - COUNCIL'S SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (SECTION 356) ALLOCATION OF FUNDING TO NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS.

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6           LIBRARY

 

6.1                        

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 99/2005 - LIBRARY HOURS OF OPERATION - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2005/2006.

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7           General Business

 

8           Notice of Rescission Motions

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director, City Planning Report  56/2005

 

 

SUBJECT:

Council's Small Grants Program (Section 356) Allocation of Funding to Non-profit Community Groups and Organisations

 

 

DATE:

13 SEPTEMBER 2005

FILE NO:

F2004/06607

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING 

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Each year Council provides funding to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations under Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993). In the 2005/06 financial year $27,929.49 has been set aside for this program.

 

The Small Grants Program aims to encourage and assist projects, programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents living in the Randwick Local Government Area (LGA).

 

 

ISSUES:

 

Small Grants Program 2005/06

 

Council offers funding annually through its Small Grants Program to local non-profit community groups and organisations.  Grants are non-recurrent and provide assistance for projects, programs and services that have a direct benefit to people living in the Randwick LGA.

 

The Objectives of the Program are to:

 

-         Assist community based services to develop and implement relevant programs and projects that address the social needs of the residents of the Randwick LGA

-         Facilitate access to services and programs by the whole community

-         Encourage community participation in the development and implementation of community based programs and projects

-         Encourage the effective delivery of community based services

 

Organisations which are funded under the program are required to acknowledge Council’s contribution, sign a funding agreement with Council and submit an evaluation report at the completion of the project.

 

Community funding available through the Small Grants Program was promoted this year in July through the Mayor’s Column and Council’s Webpage.  Letters were also sent out to local community organisations advising them of this year’s Program.

 

Attachment 1 provides information regarding the 78 applications received and the recommendations for the distribution of funding for 2005/06.  All applications were assessed by Council’s Community Development Officers and it is recommended that – 37 projects be funded for 2005/06 to a total of $27,929.49.

 

Attachment 2 is a copy of the Small Grants Program Information Kit 2005/06 provided to applicants.

 

Small Grants Program 2004/05 (previous funding year)

 

In the 2004/05 funding period 71 applications were received requesting a total of $63,256.92.  Funding was provided to 42 applications to a total of $27,002.00.

 

Two requests have been received by Council in relation to funding distributed through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004/05.  The Randwick 2 Playgroup received $600 towards the purchase of resources for the Playgroup.  The Randwick 2 Playgroup is waiting for the completion of the Bundock Street Community Centre prior to purchasing the resources and has requested that the $600 grant received in 2004/05 be carried over into 2005/06 financial year.

 

A request was also received from Randwick-Waverley Community Transport Group (RWCTG).  The RWCTG received $900 towards the purchase of a light-weight wheelchair.  RWCTG were given a wheelchair by another service and has requested that the $900 received in 2004/05 be carried over into 2005/06 financial year and spent towards the modification of their Commuter Van.  The Commuter Van is used to transport Randwick residents to appointments that are outside the Randwick LGA.

 

As the above funding has been distributed to both the Randwick 2 Playgroup and the RWCTG within the 2004/05 financial year, there are no budgetary implications for Council for the 2005/06 financial year, should the requests to carry over funds be approved.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

The total Small Grants budget for 2005-2006 is $27,929.49.  Grants are limited to one-off funding of up to $1,000 per application.  78 applications have been received this year requesting a total of $71,701.87.

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation the financial impact will be an amount of $27,929.49.  This amount has been allocated to Council’s Community Development budget 2005/06.  There are no unforeseen financial implications resulting from this report.

 

It is worth noting that Council’s Small Grants Program is to be reviewed along with other Council grants and subsidies programs, later this year.

CONCLUSION:

 

The organisations and groups recommended for funding have been identified as providing valuable community projects, programs and services to residents living within the Randwick LGA. The projects recommended for approval address the needs of target groups identified in Council’s Social Plan. The contributions made by Council to organisations receiving funding this year will extend and enhance the provision of community services to residents within the Randwick LGA.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

1.                  The report on the allocation of Council’s 2005-2006 Small Grants Program under Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993), be received and that the recommendations made in the Summary of Applications and Recommendations (Attachment 1) be accepted.

2.                  Council agree to the Randwick 2 Playgroup’s request to carry over the $600 received in 2004/2005, for expenditure in 2005/06.

3.                  Council agree to the Randwick-Waverley Community Transport Group’s request to allocate the $900 received in 2004/05, to be spent on the modification of a Commuter Van in 2005/06.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

1.  Summary of Small Grants Applications and Recommendations.

2.  Council's Small Grants Information Kit for 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIMA TRUUVERT

SUSANNA SUSIC

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

ADMINSITRATION AND GRANTS OFFICER

 


Attachment 1:

 

SUMMARY OF APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNCIL’S

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM 2005/06

NO

ORGANISATION

CATEGORY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

COMMENT

AMOUNT REQUESTED

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED

1

1A Randwick Guides

Children

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase new tents and cooking equipment for the Girl Guide Unit.

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding towards the cost of buying equipment and resources for the Unit. 1A Randwick Guides received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$500.00

2

1st Little Bay Cub Scout Group

Children

Scout Hall Repairs

Funding is requested towards the cost of repairing and replacing damaged guttering at the Scout Hall in Woomera Road.

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding towards the cost of replacing damaged guttering.  The hall is owned by NSW Scouts Association.  However, maintenance is the responsibility of the Scout group.

$1,000.00

$600.00

3

2 Women Dreaming Program (Auspiced by Eastern Zone Gujaga Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)

Local History

Funding is requested to assist in the restoring, preserving and cataloguing of historical photos held at La Perouse School.

It is recommended that this project receive the amount of funding requested.  Council has identified a lack of art/craft and oral history programs for people from ATSI backgrounds.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

4

3rd & 4th Kensington Scout Group

Children

Scout Hall Repairs

Funding is requested to carry out urgent repairs to the Scout Hall.

It is recommended that partial funding be provided towards the cost of maintenance.  The hall is owned by the NSW Scouts Association.  However, maintenance is the responsibility of the Scout group.

$1,000.00

$600.00

5

Advocacy Eastside

Disability

Library/Resource Centre – Stage 2

Funding is requested to purchase resources for the Library/Resource Centre in order to educate volunteer advocates and improve their advocacy skills and understanding of disability issues.

It is recommended that this application receive funding as videos and DVDs are a needed resource for people with disabilities.

$600.00

$600.00

6

Advocacy Eastside

Disability

Design a new website

Funding is requested to update the existing website to include the additional programs now offered by the service.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as access to information can be obtained via existing websites, Commonwealth Carelink and Council’s LINCS program.

 

 

 

 

$400.00

$0.00

7

Attachment Parenting Association

Children

Attachment Parenting Program

Funding is requested to purchase resources for the Attachment Parenting Program for children aged 0-3 years.

It is recommended that this project receive funding towards the purchase of resources.  The Playgroup addresses a need that has been identified through Council’s City Plan Community Consultation process.

$959.89

$959.89

8

B. Miles Women’s Housing Scheme

Disability

Art Therapy Courses

Funding is requested to hold 2 art therapy courses facilitated by and accredited art therapist for women with a diagnosed mental illness.

It is not recommended that this application receive funding.  This program is seen as part of therapy already provided by the organisation.  B. Miles Women’s Housing Scheme received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$0.00

9

Blue Gum Cottage

Children

Home Corner Furniture

Funding is requested to purchase furniture for the Home Corner to provide language opportunities and role play.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as Blue Gum Cottage has received funding from Council’s Small Grants Program in the 2003 and 2004 funding round.

 

$660.00

$0.00

10

Chinese Elderly Welfare Association Inc.

Multicultural/ Older Persons

Community Awareness Program for Seniors and CALD residents of Randwick LGA

Funding is requested to hold information sessions and seminars about Local Government, Council, HACC, Welfare and Health Services.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Similar services are offered by Settlement Workers at Sydney Multicultural Community Services and ECHO Neighbourhood Centre.  Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project is currently funded to provide information.  The Chinese Elderly Welfare Association Inc received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.

$890.00

$0.00

11

Chinese Seniors Group

Multicultural/Older Persons

Annual Picnic

Funding is requested towards the cost of hiring a bus, refreshments and prizes for the group’s annual picnic day.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Funding has been requested to cover transport costs for a one-off event.  This request is viewed as a low priority. The Chinese Seniors Group received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003.

 

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

12

Clovelly Child Care Centre

Children

Rinnai Gas Heater

Funding is requested to purchase a Rinnia gas heater to install in the recently renovated Scout Hall.  This hall is now used by Clovelly Child Care Centre.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Clovelly Child Care Centre received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2004.  Council has also previously provided printing for the Centre free of charge and also provides a Section F and a substantial rental subsidy.

$1,000.00

$0.00

13

Community Education and Services Centre Inc.

Multicultural

Bengali and Arabic Community

Funding is requested to educate young children in the Bengali and Arabic language and integrate community members into Australian society.

It is recommended that this application receive funding.  The project aims to foster integration of new migrants into Australian society and educate young children in the Bengali and Arabic language.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

14

Coogee Netball Club

General

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase high quality netballs with the Club’s name on it to avoid loss of equipment.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as the application does not address Local Area Priorities. The Coogee Netball Club received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003.  Eligible for CDSE Category 2 funding.

$1,000.00

$0.00

15

Eastern Respite and Recreation

Disability

Rosebery Drop-In Centre

Funding is requested to purchase a collection of games and resources for the Drop-In Centre.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Eastern Respite and Recreation received funding in 2005 through the Randwick CDSE Scheme. 

$1,000.00

$0.00

16

Eastern Respite and Recreation

Disability

Transition to Work Program

Funding is requested for the Transition to Work Program that aims to assist young people with a disability to develop their skills and make the transition from school to employment.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  This specific program is funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

$1,000.00

$0.00

17

Friends of Malabar Headland

General

Information Brochures

Funding is requested to produce and distribute information brochures on Malabar Headland.

It is recommended that a contribution not be made towards this project as it does not meet the objectives of the Small Grants Program.

$1,000.00

$0.00

18

Guriwal CDEP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders/Children

Swimming Lessons for Aboriginal Babies and Toddlers

Funding is requested for swimming lessons for babies and toddlers living in the La Perouse area.

It is recommended that this application be supported as a worthwhile community initiative.

 

 

 

$880.00

$880.00

19

H.O.M.E After School Care

Children

Essential Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase smoke detectors, a first aid kit, water filter, safety door chair, fire blanket and new soft furnishings.

It is recommended that this application  not be supported.  HOME After School Care received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.

$900.00

$0.00

20

Holdsworth Street Community Centre

Children/Families

Child Care to Parents

Funding is requested to provide childcare to parents and carers to attend the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  This request is for salaries and not eligible under the Small Grants Guidelines.

$1,000.00

$0.00

21

Holdsworth Street Community Centre

Children/Families

Child Care to Parents

Funding is requested to provide childcare to parents and carers to allow them to attend family workshops on dealing with children with challenging behaviours.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  This request is for salaries and not eligible under the Small Grants Guidelines.

$1,000.00

$0.00

22

Jarrah House

Children/Families

Family Day at Jarrah House

Funding is requested to purchase a large BBQ with Trolley to hold communal BBQ’s and get togethers.

It is recommended that this application receive funding.  This initiative addresses many of the Local Area Priorities identified by Council.

 

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

23

Junction House Inc.

Disability

Seniors Activities Program

Funding is requested to establish an 8 week trial program for seniors with intellectual disabilities who are unable to access mainstream services.

Junction House received funding this year through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  It is recommended that this application receive partial funding from the Small Grants Program.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

24

Kanga’s House Child Care Centre

Children

Safe Pathway

Funding is requested towards the maintenance and labour costs of creating a safe pathway into the Centre.

It is recommended that this organisation receive partial funding towards creating a safe environment for the children, staff and parents who use the Centre.  This community based Centre is based at the UNSW – Kingsford.

$1,000.00

$500.00

25

Killara Women & Children’s Refuge

Women/Children

The Rainbow Group

Funding is requested to establish a women and children’s group to provide information on DV and relationship issues.

It is recommended that this application be supported and funding provided to cover the cost of rent, refreshments and guest speakers.  This application addresses a number of Local Area Priorities.

 

$1,500.00

$1,000.00

26

Kooloora Community Centre

Older Persons

Craft Workshops

Funding is requested to provide craft workshops to the ALERT program for older and isolated residents living in the Randwick LGA.

Kooloora Community Centre received funding through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  Funding was provided to ALERT for resources via the Mayor in July 2005.  The Kooloora Community Centre received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.

$1,000.00

$0.00

27

Kooloora Community Centre

Children

Replace the sand pit lid

Funding is requested to replace the sand pit lid in the child care area to ensure a safe environment for children attending the Playgroup and the Vacation Care Program.

The Kooloora Community Centre received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.  It is recommended that this application be supported as the Centre provides services for a high need area. 

 

 

 

 

$246.00

$246.00

28

Kropka Theatre

 

General

Theatre Production

Funding is requested towards the production costs of Ellida, an adaptation from ‘The Lady from the Sea’.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as funding is available through the NSW Ministry for the Arts, the Australia Council and other philanthropic organisations.  Council has previously agreed to waive the fee for the use of the Town Hall.

$800.00

$0.00

29

La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Community Newsletter for the La Perouse Aboriginal Community

Funding is requested to purchase a software package to design a Community Newsletter for the La Perouse Aboriginal community.  The newsletter will be used to communicate information and news in the local community.

It is recommended that this application be supported.  This project is considered to be a worthwhile initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

30

La Perouse Public School

General

Community Mosaic in memory of Paul Travini

Funding is requested to create a permanent memorial by students, staff and community members in memory of Paul Travini.

It is recommended that a contribution be made towards this application as an acknowledgement of Mr Paul Travini’s contribution to La Perouse Public School and the local community.  La Perouse Public School received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$500.00

31

La Perouse Under 9’s Football Fundraising Committee

Children

Football Camp

Funding is requested for a Football Camp to bond and increase skills for 14 children who play in the La Perouse Under 9’s Team. 

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding.  Activities for children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds have been identified as a priority for the La Perouse area.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

32

Lapa Bummers Youth Haven (Sub-Committee of La Perouse Botany Bay Aboriginal Corporation)

Youth/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase a computer to increase computer literacy, provide educational software and give access to the Internet.

It is recommended that this application be supported.  This project meets Local Area Priorities identified for people from ATSI backgrounds and young people.  Lapa Bummers Youth Haven received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

33

Lapa Bummers Youth Haven (Sub-Committee of La Perouse Botany Bay Aboriginal Corporation)

Youth/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase equipment to run programs including:  Communication with Rural Aboriginal Youth and Communities, Document recording and archiving and a calendar to promote Youth activities at La Perouse.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The group have been recommended to receive funding for an alternative project.

$1,000.00

$0.00

34

Lapa Bummers Youth Haven (Sub-Committee of La Perouse Botany Bay Aboriginal Corporation)

Youth/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Equipment Purchase and Events

Funding is requested to purchase equipment to run programs including:  Indigenous back to traditional concepts, allow expose to Indigenous programs and assistance with community events.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The group have been recommended to receive funding for an alternative project.

$1,000.00

$0.00

35

Learning Links

Children/Disability

Enhanced Learning Program

Funding is requested to purchase resources for the Enhanced Learning Program to overcome problems with literacy.

Learning Links received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.  It is recommended that funding be provided towards this worthwhile project.

 

$827.00

$827.00

36

Learning Links

Children/Disability

Creative Arts Holiday for Children

Funding is requested to run an arts holiday program for children with and without a disability.

This application was withdrawn on Wednesday 16 August 2005.

 

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

37

Lifestart for Special Kids Cooperative

Disability/Children

Video Teaching and Learning Program

Funding is requested to purchase TV and language acquisition resources for use at the open playgroup.

Lifestart for Special Kids Cooperative received funding this year through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  Lifestart received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003.  It is recommended that this application receive partial funding from the Small Grants Program. 

$1,000.00

$300.00

38

Lions Club of Maroubra

Disability

Support to Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD)

Funding is requested to provide financial assistance to TAD to provide equipment including wheelchairs, wireless doorbells etc.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Information regarding the budget and how the funding would be used has not been provided to Council.  No clear direct benefit for Randwick residents evident.

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

39

Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors

Older People

Equipment for the Centre

Funding is requested to purchase a computer to be used in Computer Skills classes.

It is recommended that this program be supported.  The need for computer skills classes was demonstrated following the Seniors Week program in 2005 with 70 residents on the waiting list to attend the classes.  The Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

40

Malabar Occasional Child Care Centre Inc.

Children

Art and Craft Resources

Funding is requested to purchase a variety of developmental and age appropriate art and craft material.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Malabar Occasional Child Care Centre has received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.

$500.00

$0.00

41

Malabar-Matraville CPSA

Older Persons

Trestle Tables

Funding is requested to purchase trestle tables for meetings, functions and social events.

It is recommended that this application receive funding.  This project addresses the issue of isolation among older residents in the Randwick LGA.

 

 

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

42

Maroubra Ladies Probus

Older Persons

Office Expenses

Funding is requested to purchase calculators, to print the Club’s Newsletter and assistance with rental costs for the group.

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding.  Maroubra Ladies Probus received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003.

$800.00

$500.00

43

Maroubra Neighbourhood Children’s Centre

Children

Dental Health

Funding is requested to hold an interactive show on dental health for children aged 2-5 years.

It is recommended that this application not receive funding.  Maroubra Neighbourhood Children’s Centre received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.  This is a Health/State responsibility.

$250.00

$0.00

44

Maroubra RSL Diggers Junior Swimming Club

Children/Young People

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase stop watches, clip boards and starting device.

It is recommended that this application not receive funding.  Maroubra RSL Diggers Junior Swimming Club is associated with Maroubra RSL and not an incorporated non-profit body.

 

 

$295.00

$0.00

45

Maroubra Swimming Club Inc

Children

Maroubra Swimming Club Development Squad

Funding is requested to improve the swimming skills and techniques of young swimmers.

It is recommended that this application not receive funding.  This application is of a sporting nature and is not considered to address the Local Area Priorities for Randwick.  Maroubra Swimming Club uses the facilities at the Des Renford Centre.

$1,000.00

$0.00

46

Maroubra Swimming Club Inc

Children

Maroubra Swimming Club Championships

Funding is requested towards the cost of holding the annual Club Championships.

It is recommended that this application not be supported  This application is of a sporting nature and is not considered to address the Local Area Priorities for Randwick.

$1,000.00

$0.00

47

Matraville Playgroup

Children

End of Year Functions

Funding is requested for a Puppeteria Puppet Show, Aboriginal Dance – interactive performance, Playtime Sports – activities for kids and a jumping castle.

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding towards the cost of the puppet show and the interactive Aboriginal dance.

 

 

 

$910.00

$600.00

48

Mindfields

Disability

Resource Information

Funding is requested to purchase printed information in a variety of formats on Acquired Brain Injury and its impact on individuals, families and carers.

Mindfields received funding this year through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  Mindfields received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.  It is recommended that this application receive partial funding from the Small Grants Program. 

$594.90

$300.00

49

Namatjira Community Tenants Group

General

Namatjira Community Room

Funding is requested to purchase resources for the meeting room provided by the Department of Housing for residents living on the Namatjira Estate.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as the Estate is relatively small in size and funding can be accessed from the Department of Housing.

$1,000.00

$500.00

50

Police Citizens & Youth Club (PCYC) - Maroubra

Youth

Fish and prepare fish meals

Funding is requested to teach young people from the La Perouse area how to fish and prepare fish meals.  The program aims to provide social and practical life skills.

It is recommended that this project not be supported due to duplication.  There is currently a program run by Catch N Cook that offers an Indigenous youth fishing program to the La Perouse Aboriginal community.

 

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

51

Police Citizens & Youth Club (PCYC) - Maroubra

Youth

Bike Repair Workshop

Funding is requested to purchase resources for a bike repair workshop to teach young people how to repair bikes.  The program aims to provide a new practical life skill.

It is recommended that this application be supported.  A worthwhile initiative for young people in the La Perouse area.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

52

Rainbow Choir

General

Singing Workshops for the Choir

Funding is requested to hold 5 singing workshops to develop skills and knowledge.

It is recommended that a contribution be made towards this project.  This project promotes a cultural activity and the choir performs for community benefit.

$750.00

$300.00

53

Randwick 3 Playgroup

Children

Relevel and Returf outdoor space

Funding is requested to relevel and returf the outdoor space at 60 Clovelly Road (Randwick Literary Institute) which is infested with bindii.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The Playgroup should put the request to the Department of Land as the Trustee of the premises.

 

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

54

Randwick City Vision Impaired Support Group

Disability

Hire of specialised bus and driver

Funding is requested towards the cost of hiring a specialised bus and driver to transport members to monthly meetings.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  This request was fully funded through the Randwick CDSE Scheme for 2005.  Randwick City Vision Impaired Support Group received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2003 and from Council’s Aged Services Budget in 2004.

$600.00

$0.00

55

Randwick Junior Cricket Club

Youth/General

Specialised coaching/training sessions in batting, bowling and fielding

Funding is requested to provide specialised training and coaching sessions in batting, bowling and fielding to players aged 8 to 16 years.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  There are other services that have been identified as having a greater need for funding.  It is considered to be a sporting project.  Application eligible for CDSE Category 2 funding.

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

56

Randwick Open Care for Kids (ROCK)

Children

Replace damaged linoleum

Funding is requested to replace the linoleum floor covering in the under 2’s room.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as Council has committed to finding alternative premises.  ROCK receives a rental and trade waste subsidy from Council for its premises.

$960.00

$0.00

57

Randwick-Botany National Seniors Association

Older Persons

National Seniors Day Cruise

Funding is requested towards the cost of a day cruise to visit and learn about the history of the Port Hacking district.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  A leisure cruise is not identified as a Local Area Priority for the Randwick LGA.

$1,000.00

$0.00

58

RBS. RVIB. VAF Ltd (formerly Royal Blind Society)

Disability

Vision Assist Service

Funding is requested to purchase a kit of magnifiers that will be used as testing equipment for residents in the Randwick LGA.

It is recommended that this application receive funding.  This is a worthwhile initiative for residents who have vision impairment and a limited income.

 

$987.60

$987.60

59

Red Cross Young Women’s Health Program (YWHP)

Youth

10 Week Parenting Skills Program

Funding is requested towards a 10 week ‘Confident Parenting’ program for young women aged 19 and under.

It is recommended that this program receive full funding.  This program addresses an identified need in the Randwick LGA.  The Young Women’s Health Program received funding through the CDSE Scheme and Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

60

SOS Preschool

Children

New Sand Pit

Funding is requested towards the cost of constructing a new sand pit for the new community Preschool.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  SOS Preschool received funding through the Small Grants Program in 2003 and 2004.

$1,000.00

$0.00

61

Southern Eruv Association

Multicultural

Eruv

Funding is requested to construct an Eruv to assist Jewish people in celebrating the Sabbath.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as it does not address the Local Area Priorities identified for the Randwick LGA.

 

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

62

Southside Surfriders Association

General/Youth

Junior Development & Coaching

Funding is requested for a development and coaching program for young people aged 14-18 years.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The Southside Surfriders Assocation previously received ‘in-kind’ support from Council through the waiving of fees. The Southside Surfriders Association received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.

$1,000.00

$0.00

63

Special Olympics Sydney East Region

Disability/General

Special Olympics State Basketball Carnival in Newcastle

Funding is requested for the cost of accommodation and dinner for the Basketball Team (9 players) to attend the State Basketball Carnival in Newcastle.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as it does not address the Local Area Priorities identified for the Randwick LGA.

$585.00

$0.00

64

Special Olympics Sydney East Region

Disability/General

Transport to State Basketball Carnival in Newcastle

Funding is requested to hire a bus to transport players to Newcastle for the State Basketball Carnival.

It is recommended that this application not be supported as it does not address the Local Area Priorities identified for the Randwick LGA.

 

 

 

 

$600.00

$0.00

65

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

Multicultural

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase a lightweight folding wheelchair to allow frail older people the opportunity to participate in activities.

It is recommended that this application receive funding towards the purchase of a light-weight wheelchair for frail aged clients.

$955.00

$955.00

66

Ted Noffs Foundation

 

Youth

Art and Music Therapy

Funding is requested to purchase art, music and educational resources for the PALM (Program for Adolescent Life Management) located in Randwick.

The Ted Noffs Foundation received funding through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  The Foundation also received Small Grant funding in 2003 and 2004.  It is recommended that this application not be supported.

$1,000.00

$0.00

67

The Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project

Ethnic Child Care, Community and Family Services Co-op

Multicultural/Older Persons/Disability

Russian Social Group

Funding is requested to establish a social group for people who are elderly, have a disability or are isolated from a Russian speaking background.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The Eastern Suburbs Multicultural Access Project receives funding from the Department of Aged, Disability and Home Care to provide this service.  The suggested program should be undertaken as a regular service activity.

$1,000.00

$0.00

68

The Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project

Ethnic Child Care, Community and Family Services

Multicultural/Older Persons/Disability

Promotion of ESMAP and HACC Services

Funding is requested to promote the ESMAP and HACC services for elderly people, people with a disability and isolated people from an Italian background.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The Eastern Suburbs Multicultural Access Project receives funding from the Department of Aged, Disability and Home Care to provide this service.

$1,000.00

$0.00

69

The Greek Welfare Centre

Multicultural

Variety Concert

Funding is requested to hold a variety concert to provide social and recreational opportunities aiming at bridging the gap between young people and older people.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  No specific budget details have been provided.  The organisation is considered well resourced.

$1,000.00

$0.00

70

The Polish School of Sydney

Multicultural/

Children

School Library

Funding is requested to purchase Polish books for K-6 for the newly established school library.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  The Polish School received funding towards establishment costs in 2004.  Council does not provide ongoing funds to schools.

 

$1,000.00

$0.00

71

The Shack Youth Services

Youth

After School Activity Program

Funding is requested to purchase a range of resources for the After School Activities Program.

The Shack Youth Services received funding this year through the Randwick CDSE Scheme.  It is recommended that this application receive partial funding from the Small Grants Program.

$1,000.00

$500.00

72

WAYS Youth Service

Youth

Safe Summer Survival

Funding is requested to run the Safe Summer Survival in 2005/2006 targeting young people aged 12 to 24 years.

It is recommended that this application receive partial funding.  This initiative addresses the issue of safe sex practices for young people.

$1,000.00

$500.00

73

Windgap Foundation Ltd

Disability

Equipment and Resources

Funding is requested to purchase equipment to develop independent living skills and awareness of health issues for people with a disability.

It is recommended that this application be partially supported.

$982.48

$515.00

74

Windgap Foundation Ltd

Disability

Maintenance Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a lawn mower and whipper snipers for Windgap’s accommodation service.

It is recommended that this application receive funding as it is considered a worthwhile service for the Randwick LGA.

 

 

$949.00

$949.00

75

Windgap Foundation Ltd

Disability/

Multicultural

Translation of Documents

Funding is requested to translate documents to improve access to services provided by Windgap to people from CALD backgrounds.

It is recommended that this application be supported.  It has been identified that there is a lack of translated information to improve access to services for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

76

Women Writers of Randwick

Women

Equipment Purchase

Funding is requested to purchase Notebook LG1550-UK2A.

The Women Writers of Randwick received funding through Council’s Small Grants Program in 2004.  Women Writers of Randwick are a small community minded organisation with limited funds.  It is recommended that this application be supported. 

$1,700.00

$1,000.00

77

YWCA NSW

Youth

Y-ise Up about Resilience, Bullying and Resolving Conflict (Course 1)

Funding is requested to run, in partnership with the Maroubra PCYC, workshops for high school students aged 14-16 years in resilience, bullying and resolving conflict.

It is recommended that this application receive full funding.  The issue of bullying and conflict between young people has been identified as a priority in schools.

 

 

$810.00

$810.00

78

YWCA NSW

Youth

Y-ise Up about Effective Communication, Relationships and Safe Dating (Course 2)

Funding is requested to run, in partnership with the Maroubra PCYC, workshops for high school students aged 14-16 years in effective communication, relationships and safe dating.

It is recommended that this application not be supported.  Course 2 does not provide educational resources which are lacking in the Randwick LGA.

$810.00

$0.00

 

 

 

 

 

$71,701.87

$27,929.49

 

DEFINITIONS:

 

CDSE -                                   Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme.  The CDSE Scheme is a State Government initiative where local service Clubs with gaming profits over $1m allocate funding towards community projects, programs and services.  The Randwick CDSE Scheme this year allocated a total of $385,696 to a variety of non-profit community based groups and organisations that deliver projects, programs and services to enhance the quality of life of residents in the Randwick LGA.

 

Local Area Priorities -           Local Area Priorities were determined for the Randwick LGA following the Community Consultations for the Randwick City Plan held in August and September 2004.  Priorities were determined for 9 target groups in the Randwick Local Government Area including;  Children, Families, General Community, Older People, People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Backgrounds, People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds, People with a Disability, Women and Young People.


Attachment 2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANDWICK CITY

COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

SMALL GRANTS INFORMATION KIT

 

 

2005/2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Part 1:            Guidelines

            Part 2:            Application Form

 

 

Randwick City Council

GUIDELINES for Small GrantS TO

COMMUNITY GROUPS/ORGANISATIONs

 

 

Randwick City Council offers local non-profit community groups and organisations the opportunity to apply for one-off grants through Council’s Small Grants Program.

 

Guidelines and an Application Form are provided in this Small Grants Program Information Kit.

 

OBJECTIVES

Council’s Small Grants are provided for community development projects to:

·        Assist community based services to develop and implement relevant programs and projects that address the social needs of the residents of the Randwick local government area

·        Facilitate access to services and programs by the whole community

·        Encourage community participation in the development and implementation of community based programs and projects

·        Encourage the effective delivery of community based services

 

AMOUNT OF GRANTS

 

FUNDING CRITERIA

The following are eligible for funding:

 

The following are not eligible for funding:

·        Commercial organisations and enterprises

·        Government departments or agencies

·        Organisations which hold a liquor licence

·        Individuals

 

Small Grants are available for the following:

·        Specific activity or equipment costs

·        Community services, community arts, information and education, etc


Examples of projects funded previously include the establishment of a Ranger/Guide Unit, the purchase of equipment for children with a disability, indoor soccer program for young people aged 5 to 16 years, a contribution towards a wheelchair hoist for a new community bus and training workshops for a local writers’ group.

 

The following components or costs will not be funded:

·        Ongoing salary costs

·        Completed projects

·        Profit making projects

 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

This year, the closing date for applications is Friday 29 July 2005.  Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Requests for funding must be submitted on the application form for Small Grants

 

Assessment of Applications

The merit of an application for funding will be judged against the following criteria and the degree to which it addresses any or all of these categories:

 

·        Identified community need

·        Innovative projects

·        Numbers of people to benefit within Randwick Local Government Area

·        Ability of the applicant to access other funds

·        Resources to be contributed to the project by the applicant

·        Clearly stated goals

·        A realistically costed budget 

·        Demonstrated capacity/experience to manage and complete the project

 

The assessment process will involve the following steps:

·        A Council Officer may seek further information from the applicant

·        All grant applications will be considered and assessed by Council Officers

·        Final recommendations will be forwarded to the Council for approval

·        Applicants will be advised within 4 weeks of the Council’s decision

·        Successful applicants will be required to:

            sign a funding agreement

            advise of their GST status

            comply with Council GST procedures for the grant

 

CONDITIONS OF THE GRANT

 

ENQUIRIES

 

All enquiries should be directed to:

 

            Susanna Susic

Community Development

Randwick City Council

Telephone:        9399 0677

Fax:                  9319 1510

Email:               susanna.susic@randwick.nsw.gov.au

 

Applications should be mailed to:

 

The General Manager

Small Grants Program

Randwick City Council

30 Frances Street

Randwick   2031

 

Marked to the attention of: 

 

Susanna Susic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Randwick City Council

SMALL GRANTS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS/ORGANISATIONS

APPLICATION FORM 2005/2006

 

 

 

 

Closing date:              Friday 29 July 2005

 

 

Mail completed forms to:

 

The General Manager

Small Grants Program

Randwick City Council

30 Frances Street

Randwick 2031

 

Marked to the attention of:   Susanna Susic

 

 

Important information for applicants.

 

Please read the Guidelines for Small Grants Program carefully before completing this application form.

 

Separate applications should be submitted for each project.

 

Forms can be handwritten or typed but must be no longer than the application form provided.

 

If applicants would like a copy of the application form emailed to them to assist in typing, please forward the request to susanna.susic@randwick.nsw.gov.au

 

Remember:  late, faxed, or incomplete applications cannot be considered.

 

If there are any questions or applicants require assistance to complete the form, contact Susanna Susic on 9399 0677.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Form

 

SMALL GRANTS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS/ ORGANISATIONS 2005/2006

 

[Section 356]

 

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Name of organisation:  ________________________________________________

 

Street address:  ______________________________________________________

 

Postal address: ______________________________________________________

 

_________________________________________________Postcode: _________

 

Contact person:______________________________________________________

 

Position:  ___________________________________________________________

 

Telephone number: ___________________________________________________

 

Email address: _______________________________________________________

 

 

APPLICATION SUMMARY

 

Amount requested:  $___________________

 

 

PROJECT FOR WHICH FUNDING IS SOUGHT

 

Description of the project: 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

What are the aims of the project?  _______________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

How was the need for the project identified?  _______________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

Who will benefit from this project (brief description of target groups and number of people):

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

Where will the project be located/provided? (list suburbs)  _____________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

Has your organisation managed a similar project previously?       £ yes £ no

 

 

THE WORK OF YOUR ORGANISATION

 

What are the main activities of your organisation? (describe briefly or attach a brochure)

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

 

Who benefits from the work of your organisation? (tick as many as applicable)

 

£ Children

£ Youth

£ Adults

£ People aged 65+ years

£ People with a disability

£ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

£ People from a Culturally Diverse and Linguistically Diverse Background

£ Women

£ All population groups

£ Other (please describe)___________________________________________

 

 

THE STRUCTURE OF YOUR ORGANISATION

 

When was your organisation established?  _________________________________

 

 

Is it a non-profit community organisation?                                  £ yes               £ no

 

 

Is your organisation an incorporated association or similar?        £ yes               £ no

 

 

If no, do you have?

 

A constitution with aims and objectives?                       £ yes               £ no

Office Bearers?                                                            £ yes               £ no

            Public Liability Insurance?                                             £ yes               £ no

 

PROJECT BUDGET

 

Total amount requested:  $_____________

 

Proposed budget (if relevant)

Item

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

Are you willing to accept partial funding?                                   £ yes               £ no

 

 

OTHER FUNDING

 

Do you receive funding from other sources?                              £ yes               £ no

 

If yes,

State or Commonwealth government                             £ yes               £ no

Fees                                                                             £ yes               £ no

Donations                                                                     £ yes               £ no

Fundraising                                                                   £ yes               £ no

Community sponsorship                                                £ yes               £ no

Commercial sponsorship                                               £ yes               £ no

 

Has a copy of your latest annual report or financial

statement been included?                                                          £ yes               £ no

 

Are you contributing funds from other

sources to this project?                                                             £ yes               £ no

 

 

Is this project eligible for State or Commonwealth

Government funding?                                                    £ yes               £ no

 

 

PREVIOUS FUNDING FROM RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL

 

Has your organisation received funding from

Randwick City Council in the past two years?               £ yes               £ no

 

If yes,                           2004/2005       Amount $_____________

 

2003/2004       Amount $_____________

 

Have funds for 2004/2005 been fully spent?                             £ yes               £ no

 

Have you provided information about completion of the

project and expenditure?                                                           £ yes               £ no

 

Have you received ‘in kind’ support from Council (free printing etc)

in the last two years?                                                                 £ yes               £ no

 

If yes, describe briefly__________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DECLARATION

 

 

I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information in this form is correct.

 

This application has been approved by the Management (or other) Committee.

 

 

 

Name:             ________________________________________________________

            (President/Chairperson or Secretary/Treasurer)

 

 

Signature:       ________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Telephone:      _______________________________

 

 

 

Date:               _______________________________

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Organisation brochure                                                   £ yes               £ no

 

Most recent Annual Report or financial statement                      £ yes               £ no

 

Please specify any other attachment:

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________


 

Director, City Services' Report 99/2005

 

 

SUBJECT:

LIBRARY HOURS OF OPERATION - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2005/2006  

 

 

DATE:

29 August, 2005

FILE NO:

F2004/08383

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES   

  

INTRODUCTION:

 

This report outlines a proposal to amend the hours of operation at Council’s libraries over the Christmas-New Year period in line with service demand.

 

 

ISSUES:

 

Each year during the Christmas-New Year period the three libraries in the City operate under amended hours. This includes a small number of days when the libraries are completely closed. For the most part these are gazetted public holidays. The other days are the weekends that fall in this period. These weekends are tradionally the quietest for Council’s libraries as residents of the community have other priorities. In the past five years there have been no complaints from residents concerning these amended hours.

 

On Friday 23rd December, 2005 Bowen and Randwick Branch Libraries will close at

12 noon.

 

From Wednesday 28/12 to Friday 30/12 all libraries would operate under normal hours.

 

There are certain benefits to operating under these amended hours:

 

·    Budgetary savings in terms of overtime for permanent staff and salaries for contract staff. These funds can be better used to provide staff at periods of peak demand such the January School Holidays and during school and university terms.

 

·    Traditionally during this period demand for library services is low.

 

 

The table below provides a detailed breakdown of the proposed amended hours.

 

 

 

Proposed hours of Operation – Christmas-New Year 2005-2006

 

Bowen Library

Randwick Branch

Matraville Branch

Fri 23/12/05

10am-12 noon

9.30am-12 noon

Already closed

Sat 24/12/05

Closed

Closed

Closed

Sun 25/12/05

Closed Public Holiday

Already Closed

Already closed

Mon 26/12/05

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

Tues 27/12/05

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

Wed 28/12/05

10am-9pm

9.30am-6pm

9.30am-5pm

Thur 29/12/05

10am-9pm

9.30am-7pm

9.30am-5pm

Fri 30/12/05

10am-9pm

9.30am-6pm

Already closed

Sat 31/12/05

Closed

Closed

Closed

Sun 01/01/06

Closed Public Holiday

Already Closed

Already closed

Monday 02/01/06

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

Closed Public Holiday

 

A number of provisions will be made to ensure that customers are satisfied during the closure period. These include:

 

·    Allowing customers to borrow additional items

·    Providing extended loan periods so that nothing falls due in this period

·    Ensuring that after hours return chutes at all three libraries are open and regularly emptied by Council’s Rangers. Matraville Branch Library has recently had an after hours chute installed.

·    Ensuring that amended hours are publicised well ahead of time, including in the Mayor’s column in the Southern Courier.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the proposal to amend the library hours of operation be approved by Council.       

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

………………………………

………………………………

JORDE FRANGOPLES

JULIE JARVIS

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

MANAGER LIBRARY & COMMUNITY SERVICES