Almost $60,000 in grants awarded to community and school projects

16 JULY 2021

Almost $60,000 in grants awarded to community and school projects

Charles Sturt has awarded $59,972 in CUP Grants to community groups and schools in six of its campus footprints.

  • Charles Sturt awards almost $60,000 in Community University Partnership Grants to support the development of the regions
  • CUP Grants were allocated in categories including art and culture, education, environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing and sport
  • There were 134 applications and 62 projects funded

Charles Sturt University has awarded almost $60,000 in Community University Partnership (CUP) Grants to community and school groups in its campus footprint areas.

CUP Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to recipients to support the development of the regions through contributions to cultural, economic and sporting activities and building higher education aspiration.

Grants were available in the categories of art and culture, education, environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing and sport.

This year, a total of $59,972 worth of grants was awarded to 62 community and school groups out of 134 applications from organisations in the University’s campus footprint.

Charles Sturt Chief Development Officer, Global, Mr Tom Burton congratulated the recipients and said the University was proud to support projects that would enrich its campus communities and organisations.

“The Community University Partnership Grants received an excellent response from school and community groups in 2021,” he said.

“Charles Sturt University is delighted to provide funding to assist in enabling projects that will benefit the community and I am excited to see these projects come to fruition.

“It was a tough year for schools and community groups in 2020 and it is outstanding to see them focusing on projects that will improve the lives of people in their community.”

Media Note:

For more information, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0429 217 026 or news@csu.edu.au

Photo caption: Ms Sacha Cerezo and Ms Nea-Louise Tate with pupils Bevin Warnakulasooriya, Ellie Green, Madden Einsenhauer and Theo Pideski at Goodstart Early Learning Estella in Wagga Wagga. The centre was one of 62 recipients and will use the money to build a bush tucker garden.

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