If you've feel like your drowning in bad news stories, keep reading because good news is rolling out across Blue Mountains community groups.
State Member for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, has announced that $300,000 in grant funding has been secured for 25 projects across the Blue Mountains.
"After what has been a stressful, scary and exhausting start to 2020, I'm so pleased to bring some good news that will no doubt lift spirits within some of our local organisations and groups," said Ms Doyle.
"The various projects that are being funded through this much needed investment in our community will see the Mountains take another step toward being more inclusive, vibrant and environmentally friendly."
The funding for projects by community groups has been funded through the NSW Government's 2019 Community Building Partnership program.
"These groups each contribute so much to making the Mountains the place that it is, and my hope is that this funding for their nominated projects will help them to do more of what they do, once we pull through this crisis," said Ms Doyle.
Applications for the 2020 round of funding will be open in May. Head to www.nsw.gov.au/cbp for more information, or keep up to date through Ms Doyle's Facebook page.
The successful recipients included:
- Blaxland High School P&C Association; toilet Refurbishment, $13,000
- Cancer Wellness Support. Lymphoedema management machine, $940
- Kindlehill School, performance space enhancement, $20,000
- Winmalee High School P&C Association, multi-purpose social sport and recreation field, $15,000
- Blaxland Football Club, provide accessible toilets, upgrade female change room and provide storage, $15,000
- The Old School Mt Wilson, new water tank, $11,380
- Springwood High School P&C Association, installation of 37.7KW solar PV system at Springwood High School, $25,000
- Katoomba Primary School P&C Association, school mural and beautification project, $15,000
- Blue Mountains Family Support Service, installing cooling and reducing energy costs, $18,000
- Blackheath Area Men's Shed, roof and guttering repair, $6,153
- Belong Blue Mountains, Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Refurbishment and Revive to Connect Project, $15,000
- Blackheath Rhododendron Festival, install audio visual facilities in Blackheath Community Centre, $2585
- Lawson Public School P&C Association, super shade sail, $15,000
- The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch, improved access to storage garage, $4585
- Katoomba Leura Preschool, inclusive sensory playground designed for children with autism spectrum disorder, $14,000
- Springwood Bowling Club, water cooler/bubbler, $3000
- Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney, Springwood Anglican Church accessibility improvement project, $15,000
- The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch, 1st Hazelbrook Scout Group security fencing, $15,000
- Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney, improving safety and usability of community church and hall spaces, $8000
- Sunshine Project for Community, 7kW solar system for Gateway Family Services, $9397
- Wentworth Falls Public School P&C Association, renovation of sports and recreation field, $13,000
- The Girl Guides Association of New South Wales, Lawson Guide Hall - upgrade for improved community experience and use, $15,000
- Lyttleton Gardens, Farm It Forward HQ, $5000
- Cancer Wellness Support Inc, Cancer Wellness Supports Cancer Coolness, $6,150
- Blue Mountains Croquet Club, Mower - Mowing for the Future, $11,350