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Funding boost for groups that power our community life

Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra

Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra was one of 21 community groups to receive Camden Council funding this year.

Twenty one community organisations will share in more than $86,000 provided by Camden Council as part of its Community Small Grants program this year.

Funding is made available each year for activities, programs and events that contribute to the local community.

The funding will support a range of sports competitions, local clubs and community groups and organisations.

These include The Junction Works. Turning Point Camden, Men’s Shed Narellan and Seventh Day Adventist Church Leppington.

Others are ASPECT, Friends of Belgenny Farm, Hope Anglican Church, Narellan Lions, Cobbitty Church, YMCA, Kids Macarthur, Paint the Town Read and Macarthur Workplace Learning Program Inc.

Macarthur Art Croup Inc is also receiving funding as are the Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra, 7th Light Horse Regiment AIF, Historical Troop, Metropolitan South West Hockey, Camden District Australian Football Club, Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee, Macarthur Raptors and Life Education NSW.

“It is inspiring to see the diversity of projects being developed by community organisations to enhance the lives of our residents,” says Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves.

“These grass roots initiatives will create opportunities for residents to engage and participate in services, education and entertainment programs chosen by our community,” Cr Sidgreaves said.

Applications for the 2019/20 community small grants will open in June next year.

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If you’d like to learn how to reduce plastic pollution the next free workshop at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living is for you.

The workshop will focus on how to use boomerang bags and reduce the impact of plastic on the environment.

Cr Sidgreaves said the workshops provided opportunities for residents to learn important environmental skills for their own backyard.

“These workshops give residents a greater connection to and a sense of responsibility for their natural surroundings,” he said.

“Reducing pollution, especially in the form of plastic bags, is a timely issue and one which we should focus on both as individuals and as a community,” he said.

The free workshop on reducing plastic pollution will be held at Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living between 1pm and 3pm, Thursday, October 27.

Anyone interested in booking for the project can call 4647 9838.

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