The City of Parramatta Council in Sydney has awarded its local Let’s Go Greek Festival a $10,000 grant to go towards the community event in 2024.
The Let’s Go Greek Festival is among five schools and 43 local community groups set to share in more than $512,700 in funding as part of Council’s community and environmental educational grants programs.
Funding has gone towards initiatives that support Parramatta’s diverse community such as migrant and youth activities, educational programs such as water safety education and resources to build better social connections within the local area.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said the community grants program supported the work of the City’s dedicated community organisations, volunteer groups, sporting clubs and social enterprises.
“This is an investment in the groups who invest so much of their own time and energy in making our community so special,” Cr Esber said.
“Our people are the backbone of our community and we recognise the time and hard work involved to deliver these services.”
Council also announced $37,750 in environmental educational grants including $9250 each for Parramatta East Public School, Epping Public School and Toongabbie Public School for their kitchen gardens.
Other recipients included Epping After School Care at Epping Public which received funding to address food waste issues by composting and worm farming and Cumberland High School which received funds to plant new gardens which will grow natives and bushfood species.
Learn more about the grants on Council’s website.