Christmas grants available to shire community groups

Festive spirit: Back in 2015 Picton Fire and Rescue station commander William Morris and Santa delivered lolly bags to kids on Christmas Eve. Picture: Anna Warr
Festive spirit: Back in 2015 Picton Fire and Rescue station commander William Morris and Santa delivered lolly bags to kids on Christmas Eve. Picture: Anna Warr

As we head out of lockdown, locals are looking forward to the merriment of the festive season.

That's why Wollondilly Council is inviting community groups to apply for grants to help spread Christmas spirit in 2021.

The council is accepting applications for up to $500 from local organisations, community groups, churches and charities which are looking to bring yuletide events to the shire this holiday season.

The funding will help eligible groups assist with the cost of hosting Christmas activities or delivering small infrastructure projects such as the installation of Christmas lights and decorations.

Wollondilly mayor Robert Khan said groups could work together to grow the size of their celebrations.

"Given the impact of COVID restrictions we know that carols by candlelight events may not be able to be held this year," he said.

"So we are making the funding available for small infrastructure projects as well.

"Where appropriate, we also encourage organisations to partner together to deliver projects in towns and villages across the shire.

"We want to have some fun as we emerge our of lockdown and help bring our community together to celebrate the festive season."

To learn more and apply, visit the council's website.

Applications must be in my Friday, October 29.