Myall Coast Radio is one of nine community groups and organisations which yesterday, Wednesday, June 24 learned it will share part of a $17,000 grant from the MidCoast Council community donations program.
MidCoast Council councillors unanimously approved an assessment panel's recommendations for funding at this week's June monthly ordinary meeting.
The Tea Gardens based not for profit organisation will receive $6250 to purchase equipment for the new community radio station.
"We are over the moon," Myall Coast Radio committee president, Chris Lock said.
"This money has been earmarked for equipment; this is very welcome," he said.
Applications were considered by an assessment panel, against criteria including capacity building and community ownership, services and activities which align with the MidCoast Community Strategic Plan and the extent to which the service or activity enhances the lives of those living in the Mid Coast region.
Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group, Gloucester U3A, Taree Torpedoes Swim Club and Forster Neighbourhood Centre were each give a $2000 grant through the annual donations program.
Other successful applicants will use the funds to establish a community garden, replace a marquee, provide a street library, replace chairs in a senior citizen's centre, provide tennis coaching and more.
MidCoast Council community strengthening co-ordinator, Lyndie Hepple said she was pleased with the variety of projects this round of funding was able to support.
"This funding is about supporting our network of not-for-profit organisations and the many volunteers across the region who give their time to help others and deliver valuable services to the wider community, in so many different ways," Ms Hepple said.
"It's great to see the funds spread across the Mid Coast and the breadth of projects it will go to."
Myall Coast Radio was scheduled to open next month.
For further details about the community donations program, eligibility and application criteria, visit the MidCoast Council grants and funding page.
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