Council to host community grant information sessions

Published Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Participants at the 2016 Grants Information Workshop.
Participants at the 2016 Grants Information Workshop.

Fairfield City Council will host grant information sessions on 1 February for interested groups, not-for-profit organisations and individuals that run initiatives that benefit Fairfield City.

Last financial year, close to $650,000 was granted towards community initiatives and projects of a social, sporting, cultural and environmental nature.

Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc received a Social Change Through Creativity Grant in 2016. The organisation is using funds for multi-film project Beyond the Counter, a series of mini-documentaries compiled through vox pops with food business owners in Fairfield.

“Food is an instrumental part of society and this project is about showcasing the amazing diversity of the people, cultures and businesses that have helped shape the contemporary food scene in Fairfield City and beyond,” said Lesley Unsworth, Director of Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the grants existed to assist projects that benefit the community.  

“‘Beyond the Counter’ is an exemplary project that represents the true diversity of Fairfield City,” he said.

The organisation’s first short film was unveiled this week and features Abu Ali, an Iraqi-born Fairfield restaurateur.

To reserve a place at Fairfield City’s morning (10am-noon) or evening (6pm-8pm) grant information sessions on 1 February, email by 5pm on Friday 27 January.


Wednesday 1 February 2017
10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm
Fairfield City Council Administration Centre - 86 Avoca Rd, Wakeley
Parking available via Humphries Rd entrance

RSVP to by 5pm on Friday 27 January 2017.