Thursday 25 June 2015
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Access Advisory Committee says there is still time for local businesses and non-profit organisations to submit applications to the Surf Life Saving NSW small grant program.
Acting Chair, Chris Sparks said the program is focussing on the inclusion of people with a disability within and around beach environments, and this year the Pambula Beach precinct is the nominated area.
“The grants program is interested in projects that address issues of providing access to the water as well as an inclusive approach to the use of recreational spaces, beachside businesses and participation in community events held near the beach,” he said.
“Surf Life Saving NSW is offering one off grants of up to $5000 and $20,000 for the development of inclusive projects to benefit the Pambula Beach precinct which roughly covers an area from the caravan park to the rivermouth.
“The closing date for the grants is on Monday 29 June so we advise groups to get their project ideas in quick.
“People who live in and visit Pambula Beach are frequently reminded of its incredible visual and recreational appeal, and developing projects to make it more inclusive will make it even better and open the area to greater visitation,” Mr Sparks said.
It is expected that recipients will make some financial and/or in-kind contribution to the overall cost of their project. Applicants may also supplement funding from this program with funding from other sources (e.g. grant funds or donations).
For more information about the SLSNSW Community Inclusion Project for people with Disability, or the grants program, please contact Meredith Harrison, SLSNSW Inclusion Officer on (02) 9471 8085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.