BY JORDAN REGNIS
Maitland has received $400,000 in the latest round of state grants to improve services at local organisations, such as the Rotary Club and the Hunter Community Legal Centre.
The funds are a part of the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program, and will fund resources and infrastructure for 19 projects in Maitland.
Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison says “it’s a massive boost for our community”.
“It’s not a dollar for dollar grant meaning, businesses can get the amount they need to complete the project,” Ms Aitchison said.
“The catering trailer that the Maitland rotary club will get, will also help other community groups as well.”
The full list of successful projects in the Maitland electorate for the 2021 round are:
- Awabakal Ltd – Health Care in the home Maitland – $48,978
- Maitland City Council – Reconstruction of a Tennis Court at Victoria Street Tennis Courts – $20,000
- Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch – Hall and bathroom upgrade, Den extension, Roof and plumbing repairs – $34,839
- Maitland City Council – Upgrade of Lorn Cricket Practice Nets – $10,000
- Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Association – Cattle Parade Area Fence Replacement – $15,000
- East Maitland War Memorial & Rest Park Land Manager – Energy Management – $10,284
- Carries Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services – Creation of Carrie’s Place Community Hub – $20,000
- Maitland Gilbert and Sullivan and Musical Society – Maitland Musical Society Sound and Lighting Project – $11,400
- Rotary Club of East Maitland – East Maitland Rotary caters to the local community – $62,000
- CWA of NSW Maitland Branch – CWA Hall Renovate Repair and Install Project – $19,600
- Maitland Hockey Turf Association – Essential Hockey Equipment – $9,000
- Men’s Shed Maitland – Outdoor Community Area Upgrade – $15,056
- Girl Guides – Maitland-Rutherford Guide Hall – Electrical Rewiring – $17,518
- Maitland Hockey Turf Association – Installation of safety netting – $12,121
- Maitland Park Bowling and Sporting Complex – Update equipment – $15,743
- Hunter Community Legal Centre – Maitland Telepresence Outreach Project – $8,011
- Rotary Club of East Maitland – Lasting improvements to Cinders Track shared walkway – $14,377
- Millers Forest Progress Association – Solar Energy System with Battery Storage – $10,803
- St John Ambulance – St John Ambulance Maitland Vehicle – $45,270
Applications for the next round of grants will open in early 2022.