How does Culture Bank Wollongong work?
To put it simply: The money you contribute will support cultural projects that belong to Wollongong – art, poetry, music, film, circus, books, theatre, and creative workshops, among many other creative expressions. The more people who join Culture Bank, the more funds available to spend! As a result, creating and enhancing the cultural life of our community.
Our regional scope for project funding is from Helensburgh to the Nowra boundary.
Culture Bank is just one of the projects within (OCP) Our Community Project.
OCP – we aim to use people-centered innovation and social enterprise to empower and build access, equity, social action, and community spirit. We seek to support and motivate, using a citizen-driven approach that recognises the value of all people to contribute.
Other OCP projects: Tender Funerals, Southern NILS (no interest loans), Jam n Bread, Port Locals, Port Kembla Community Development.
CULTURE BANK MEMBERS
Once you are a member of Culture Bank – you can choose to be involved in deciding which projects receive our financial support. Lively and inspiring dinners are held a couple of times a year, and members share great food while we discuss the submitted projects.
Help us to spread the word among family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Together we can grow the funding and see amazing projects come to life! There has never been a lack of fantastic ideas for projects that come out of our community. Still, there is a lack of resources to support these concepts. Your contribution will make a REAL difference.
Members receive invitations to the public events Culture Bank has supported when we can. We also provide you with updates and developments.
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CULTURE BANK GRANT APPLICANTS
Maybe you are one of those people or projects that could benefit from a grant?
Culture Bank supports all types of creativity, people of all ages and backgrounds. You do not need to be a member to apply for funds. We announce funding rounds periodically, but they are usually done twice a year. If we doubled our membership, we could fund more terrific projects. We rely on our community to participate in Culture Bank.
Grant application page