The decision dinners are lively, inspiring, heartwarming, and fun-filled dinners where Culture Bank members discuss the applications received each round. These dinners aim to decide which funding application(s) will gain our financial support. Often, these get-togethers are hosted by a Culture Bank member, and sometimes, we eat out in Wollongong. We are always mindful of making these affordable/informal events, and members usually contribute to the dinners by bringing a plate, dessert, or a bottle of wine.
The funding applications are read aloud to the table and then discussed. Decisions are made purely on the strength of the ideas presented. A vote as to whether funding has been approved or not goes by majority consensus.
Invites go out to all members to attend the decision dinners and are made via email and on our Facebook page.
The BIG Decision Dinner was held in the Our Community Project Community Centre Hall on the 9th of June 2022 to celebrate a decade of funding creativity. This was the first dinner that video applications were used. The video grants were extraordinarily creative, and we had many applicants.
WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS!